Held annually in November, National Philanthropy Day is AFP Maryland's signature event, celebrating philanthropy throughout Maryland. 


The Association of Fundraising Professionals - Maryland Chapter is thrilled to announce that our 2022 award nominations for National Philanthropy Day in November are now open!

This year, in collaboration with the Chapter's Board of Directors and other internal committees, AFP Maryland sought to reimagine both the award categories along with the selection process. In alignment with our strategic priorities and continued commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access the Chapter has broadened our award categories and shortened the nominations application. It is our goal that these awards will create an even more diverse group of nominees and showcase the incredible diversity and giving spirit of Maryland's philanthropic community. 

Nominations are now being accepted for:  

Champion of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) 

Youth Philanthropist of the Year 

Emerging Fundraising Professional 

Fundraising Mentor of the Year 

Creative Campaign of the Year 

Career Achievement Award 

All nominations must be received by no later than Wednesday, September 7th. Selected awardees from each category will be announced on Monday, October 17th.  

We want to extend our sincerest thanks to AFP Maryland's Board of Directors, members, sponsors, and our National Philanthropy Day Nomination Committee for their continued support. Be sure to visit our website and social media pages for our official National Philanthropy Day date announcement in the coming weeks!


Please click here to begin your nomination application.