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2018 Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year

2018 Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year

This award is presented to an individual, couple, or family with a record of generosity who, through exemplary leadership in the philanthropic community, has demonstrated civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles. In making its decision, the Awards Committee considers:

  • Evidence of direct and varied gift support.
  • Evidence of encouraging and motivating others to take leadership roles in philanthropy. 

All nominations due no later than 6 p.m. E.S.T. on Monday, April 30, 2018 to the AFP Awards Chair:

Leigh Handal
719 Lake Frances Drive
Charleston, SC 29412



A complete and competitive nomination should include the following items and submitted by the nominator.

Nominator Nomineee
Name of Person/Organization     

Phone Number



Please note, we encourage supplemental materials and/or video submissions.

I. Describe the support the nominee has provided (money, time, other resources, etc.) in recent years.  If more than one nonprofit has benefited, please list and offer examples.

II. Provide evidence of the nominee’s encouragement and motivation given to others.

III.Describe the top three impacts the nominee has had on the organization(s) and the greater Charleston Community.

IV. If your nominee is selected as a recipient, a video will be presented during the 2017 awards luncheon.   Please include the names and emails of individuals (3 – 5) who should appear in such video.

Please encourage additional letters of support from a diverse range of individuals or nonprofits.