Monday, November 2, 2015

National Philanthropy Day Celebrates 30 Years with Luncheon

The Greater Dallas Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals will host the 30th luncheon celebrating Dallas’ National Philanthropy Daybringing together area nonprofits, volunteers, funders, foundations, business and community members to honor many of this city’s finest who give selflessly in support of numerous worthy causeson Friday, November 13, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Dallas, Landmark Ballroom.  On this special anniversary year, Dallas Philanthropist Nancy Dedman, serving as the event’s first honorary chair, will join AFP and presenting sponsor KERA to honor award recipients in seven categories.
We are thrilled to have Nancy Dedman as our honorary chair for the 30th anniversary,” said Sarah Elliott, luncheon chair. “As we think back over the last 30 years, Nancy Dedman, a past recipient of the Outstanding Philanthropist Award, possesses all of the qualities we look for in our award recipients each year.  She is a true philanthropist who extends her generosity to a host of worthwhile causes, including education, health care, and the arts.”
Luncheon Chair Sarah Elliott and Co-Chair Rebecca Rhule, CFRE, announce the 2015 award recipients:
Outstanding Philanthropists Cecilia and Garrett Boone 
Outstanding Corporation JP Morgan Chase (JPMC)
Outstanding Foundation The Moody Foundation 
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Nancy Strauss Halbreich
Outstanding Fundraising Executive James N. Falk
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Kendall Deitch, 18
The Greater Dallas Chapter of AFP was among the first to begin celebrating National Philanthropy Day in 1981.  Today, over 500 attend the luncheon which includes AFP members and community leaders.  National Philanthropy Day celebrates the great contributions philanthropy, and those who work in the philanthropic process, make to our community. AFP Chapters involve more than 28,000 individuals in celebrating philanthropy each year. 
For further information on tickets and sponsorships, visit or contact Madeleine Crouch at 972-233-9107, ext. 204,

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