National Philanthropy Day

The Central Texas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will honor local philanthropists at its annual National Philanthropy Day® Luncheon on Thursday, November 8th, at Ridgewood Country Club, located at 7302 Fish Pond Road, beginning at 11:30 a.m.  Honorees are the McLane Family (Lifetime Achievement), Green Mountain Energy (Outstanding Philanthropic Business), National Charity League – Waco (Outstanding Community Service Organization) Lt. Gen. Donald W. Jones, USA-Ret. (Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser) and Cindy Ward Michaelis, CFRE (Outstanding Fundraising Professional).  Key volunteer fundraisers nominated by local nonprofit organizations will also be recognized.

 The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) instituted National Philanthropy Day® as a 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.  This year marks the 26th anniversary of National Philanthropy Day®. 

 AFP is a professional association of individuals and organizations that generate philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable institutions. Founded in 1960, AFP advances philanthropy through its more than 31,000 members in 200 chapters throughout the world by fostering development and growth of fundraising professionals and promoting high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.  The Central Texas chapter of AFP serves fundraising professionals in the greater Waco, Temple and Killeen areas. For more information, visit and

Please contact chairpeople Kelle Tiner, CFRE at 254-780-9333 or Kristy Hagler, CFRE at 254-724-1547 with questions.