2020 Philanthropy Day Awards  


Your nonprofit accomplishes its mission thanks to hardworking, result-oriented, passionate donors and philanthropic volunteers who co-create a better Greater Austin. You can shine a bright light on their success by nominating them for an Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Austin award!
Philanthropy Day is a meaningful way to honor mission-critical philanthropy work and share your story with the larger Austin community.  Use this event as an extra special thank you to those who deserve recognition and to teach and inspire others across our community. Earn some deserved recognition for the nonprofits your nominee supports, too!
Honorees will be celebrated at the Philanthropy Day luncheon on March 11, 2020, attended by 800 community and nonprofit leaders.

Nominations are open from August 1 - September 13. 

We have streamlined the process this year and updated the questions in order to make your nominating experience easy.  We have also added a new honor, the Communitarian Award, to recognize individuals who create an impact by bringing inclusion, diversity, equity and access to philanthropy.

Thank you for being a part of the inspiring celebration of Philanthropy Day.  We can't wait to receive your nominations!

If you have questions, please reach out to Sally Blue, Philanthropy Day Awards Committee Chair, at [email protected].

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Learn about the 2019 Philanthropy Day honorees. See a complete list of all Philanthropy Day honorees.

Questions? Contact [email protected].

Awards Review Committee Members:

Sally Blue, Philanthropy Day Awards Chair and Past President of AFP Austin, Sally Blue Coach Consultant
Priscilla Cortez, CFREVolunteer Legal Services
Erica Ekwurzel, CFRE, Past AFP Austin Board Member, Civic AIM
Heather Guerrero, Past AFP Austin Board Member, University of Texas Student Affairs
Denisha Jenkins, Kardia Advisory Group
Ami Kane, Girls Empowerment Network
Christine Kutnick, CFRE, AFP Austin Board Member, The Caring Foundation of Texas
Kazique Prince, City of Austin Mayor's Office
Nicole Sarkar, CFRE, AFP Austin Board Member, Meals on Wheels Central Texas
Sadia Tirmizi, Past AFP Austin Board Member, Tirmizi Consulting
Suhailah WaheedGiving Geeks

Awards Review Advisory Committee:

Collin Acock
, Past AFP Board Member, Texas Health Action
Adrianna BernalAT&T
Robin Bradford, CFRE, AFP Austin President, Robin Bradford Communications
Jina ChungDocumentary Film Fest
Virginia CumberbatchUniversity of Texas - Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
Teresa Granillo, Avance National
April Kerwin, CFRE, CFRM, LCSW, 2020 Philanthropy Day Chair, St. David's Episcopal Church
Sara LevyMichael and Susan Dell Foundation
Pam OwensFayruz Benyousef Consulting
Savita RajTexas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering
Llyas Salahud-Din, Texas Empowerment Academy
Angela WatkinsUniversity of Texas Provost Office