National Philanthropy Day
Celebrating the Philanthropic Spirit of the Suncoast
Presented by the Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals
and proudly Sponsored by:
National Philanthropy Day 2014
The National Philanthropy Day Committee is pleased to announce the 2014 National Philanthropy Day recipients:
Philanthropist of the Year: Elizabeth Fowler
Nominated by: Frameworks of Tampa Bay
Presented to an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity to a variety of philanthropic causes and who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles in the community.
Philanthropic Corporation of the Year: Sykes
Nominated by: Academy of the Holy Names, American Heart Association, Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, Junior Achievement, and Tampa Police Department
Presented to a corporation or corporate foundation that has demonstrated outstanding commitment through financial support and volunteerism, encourages and motivates others to take philanthropic leadership roles in the community.
Gayle Sierens Volunteer of the Year in Philanthropy: Bill Miller
Nominated by: Metropolitan Ministries
Presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in coordinating groups of volunteers for major fundraising projects. The recipient should demonstrate exceptional skills coordinating and motivating groups of volunteers for fundraising projects for the benefit of charitable institutions and a commitment to the advancement of philanthropy.
Spirit of Philanthropy: Karen Mertes
Nominated by: Michael Harvey
Presented to an individual, group or family that has recognized a charitable need and developed a unique approach to advancing philanthropy in the community. The award recipient will exemplify the spirit of giving above and beyond.
Philanthropic Small Business of the Year: Hennessy Construction Service
Nominated by: St. Petersburg Free Clinic and YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg
Presented to a business w/100 employees or less that has demonstrated outstanding commitment through financial support and volunteerism encourages and motivates others to take philanthropic leadership roles in the community.
Philanthropic Service Organization of the Year: Junior League of Tampa
Nominated by: Children's Home Society of Florida
Presented to a service organization that has demonstrated outstanding commitment to volunteerism for the benefit of charitable institutions and a commitment to the advancement of philanthropy.
Youth in Philanthropy: Jack Koch
Nominated by: Berkeley Prep
Presented to an individual or youth organization (18 years old and younger) that has demonstrated outstanding commitment to volunteerism and fundraising for the benefit of charitable institutions.