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2011 National Philanthropy Day Award Honorees

Mayor Anthony Foxx proclaims November 15 National Philanthropy Day® in Charlotte. National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is the special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—have made to our lives, our communities and our world.

“National Philanthropy Day® gives us the opportunity to pay tribute to the contributions that philanthropy and philanthropists have made in Charlotte,” says Stephanie Stenglein, an AFP board member and chair of the 2011 awards luncheon. “We are very excited to be able to recognize this year’s honorees for all that they have done.”

2011 Honorees

Outstanding Champion of Diversity Courtney Hollenbeck & Rosemary Furniss
Outstanding Philanthropist Jim and Mary Anne (M.A.) Rogers
Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist Phillips Bragg
Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business Donald Haack Diamonds & Fine Gems
Outstanding Legacy Sarah Lynn Kennelly (posthumously)
Outstanding Student Philanthropy Darius Law
Outstanding Philanthropic Organization Wells Fargo
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Dhiaa Jamil
Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive Linda Reynolds

In 2011, more than 125 communities and 50,000 people around the world will participate in NPD events and celebrations. The Charlotte Chapter of the Association of Fundraising will hold a celebratory awards luncheon on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, from 11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center in uptown Charlotte. Tables of eight may be purchased for $500 or individual tickets for $60. To purchase a table or a ticket to the event, visit

About the Association of Fundraising Professionals

AFP, an association of professionals throughout the world, advances philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising. The core activities through which AFP fulfills this mission include education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing and advocacy.