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National Philanthropy Day 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

Nominations are now OPEN for the Aloha Chapter’s 2018 National Philanthropy Day (NPD)
Awards Luncheon!

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Aloha Chapter announces the 2018 nomination period for the annual National Philanthropy Day Awards.  These awards celebrate the spirit of philanthropy in our local community, brings forward great stories of generosity and selflessness, and recognizes unsung heroes helping to make Hawaii thrive.

We welcome you to nominate local visionaries, an individual or an organization, for one of the 9 categories for consideration. The awardees will be recognized on November 15, 2018 at the Aloha Chapter’s NPD Awards Luncheon at the Alohilani Resort (formerly the Pacific Beach Hotel).

Help us find and honor these outstanding individuals and organizations by completing a nomination form TODAY!  Nominations are now being accepted for the following nine award categories:

Outstanding Philanthropist

Paulette Maehara Award for Outstanding Community Leadership 

Outstanding Corporation

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

Outstanding Small Business

Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Outstanding Foundation 

Outstanding Philanthropist (In Memoriam) 

Click HERE to nominate a deserving person, foundation, or company and via our online nomination form.  All award recipients are chosen by the AFP Aloha Chapter NPD Awards Committee.  The committee reviews each application received by the noted deadline that satisfies all the stated criteria.

Nominations will be accepted from now until Friday, June 15, 2018 by 11:59 pm

 finger Dates to Remember

Here’s a list to our upcoming chapter events. Please check back soon for more details and/or when online registration will be opened.


June 7, 5:00pm
CFRE Study Group Meeting #1
Pacific Buddhist Academy 


August 3, 7:30-9:30am
Major Gifts Donor Panel - Talking About Their Philanthropy 
The Pacific Club

August 23 & 24, 8:00am-5:30pm
AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course
The Salvation Army-Manoa


September 11, 9:00-11:00am
Donor Relations Workshop
Presenter: Lynne Wester, Partner, Donor Relations Guru Group 
Ala Moana Hotel


Thursday, November 15
Annual National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Conference & Awards Luncheon 
Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
(formerly the Pacific Beach Hotel)


December 4, 11:30am-1:00pm
AFP Annual Meeting & Luncheon
Guest Speaker: Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng, Co-Founder, Ceeds of Peace
The Pacific Club

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