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2017 National Philanthropy Day Nov. 16, 2017

The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ annual NPD Awards program recognizes the significant role philanthropy plays in enriching our local and global communities. Each year, in conjunction with the celebration of National Philanthropy Day, the S.C. Lowcountry Chapter of AFP recognizes outstanding achievements by local individuals, foundations and corporate philanthropists who form a vital partnership with nonprofit organizations to ensure that the needs of its citizens are being met. These awards recognize individuals and organizations whose achievements have had a significant impact in the Lowcountry. 

Congratulations to our 2017 NPD Outstanding Philanthropists!

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Voices of Philanthropy

Hank and Laurel Greer. Outstanding Individual Philantropists

Ingevity, Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist

Grace Church Cathedral Tea Room, Outstanding Community Organization

Jermaine Jenkins,Outstanding Community Volunteer


Recap of 2016 NPD Celebration!

2016 National Philanthropy Day was celebrated with a sold-out crowd of more than 500 community leaders and philanthropists gathering for the awards luncheon held at the Charleston Marriott Lockwood to honor philanthropy in our community. Click the links below to see tribute videos of our 2016 honorees.

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!

20th Anniversary Video 

Carolyn Hunter - Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year

Steve & Emily Swanson - Outstanding Philanthropists of the Year

J.E. Walker Foundation - Outstanding Community Foundation

Romney Street Urban Garden Project - Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

NPD Goss   NPD Hunter   NPD Swansons

Darrin Goss (top left), CEO of the Coastal Community Foundation, gave the keynote address. Carolyn Hunter (top center) and Steve and Emily Swanson (top right) wer recognized as 2016 Outstanding Individual Philanthropists. Julie Walker, of the J.E. Walker Foundation (bottom left) was named Outstanding Community Foundation, and the Romeny Street Urban Garden (bottom right) Project took this year's Youth in Philanthropy award.

NPD Walker   NPD Romney