National Philanthropy Day

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Celebrate the vibrant face of philanthropy in Minnesota

Join us on Thursday, November 10th to celebrate the diverse forms and faces of philanthropy in Minnesota. National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is a special day set aside to promote philanthropy and recognize individuals, organizations and businesses that are inspiring change through their significant impact on nonprofit organizations. The NPD Program is our annual, signature event at which people representing businesses, nonprofits, philanthropists, and volunteers come together to celebrate our vibrant philanthropic community.

Plenary Speaker and NPD Emcee

Jesse Ross, CFRE

Jesse_Ross.jpgDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant, Executive Coach, and International Speaker

Jesse is a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant, executive coach, and international speaker who has delivered over 400 speaking engagements at colleges, conferences, corporate and nonprofit companies, with a large number of Fortune 500 companies.

Jesse offers trainings, workshops, evaluations, assessments, and strategy development for your school, business or organization. Jesse has been engaging his audience with his Morning Minute call-to-actions on his Instagram and LinkedIn page since before our world went into civil unrest.

Additional Details

Fundraise North
This year’s National Philanthropy Day celebration will coincide with the AFP-Minnesota’s Fundraise North conference. Join colleagues from across the Upper Midwest to Recharge, Reconnect, and Reimagine the future of fundraising. Hear about reinfusing joy and trust into philanthropic relationships, leading with values in major giving, meeting work with purpose in fundraising, and much more. Registration for the conference includes the National Philanthropy Day celebration and luncheon.

COVID Protocol

This event will follow all applicable national, state, and local COVID-19 policies and is subject to the AFP Minnesota large event COVID-19 policy, which requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test to attend. You can review the AFP-MN's full policy here.

In an effort to increase access to the NPD celebration, this year’s event is being offered through a “pay what you can” model. On the registration page, you will see the value associated with each ticket option. If you are able, please consider donating above the suggested value to cover the costs of those who are unable to pay to attend.

2022 National Philanthropy Day Award Honorees

Allison Johnson Heist
"A Legacy with the Next Generation of Philanthropy"

Chloe Czaplewski
"Inspiring Philanthropic Communities"

Community Aid Network MN
"See a need. Fill a need. For the community."

Open Arms of Minnesota
"Nourishing Neighbors by Building Community"

Princess Titus
"Inviting Funders Into Community"

WCA Foundation
"Women Changing the Lives of Women"

2022 Sponsors





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Questions about the event?
Please contact the AFP Minnesota Chapter office at or 952-444-6361
National Philanthropy Day Committee
Chair: Daniel Meyers, Lakes Area Music Festival

Annelys Farrell, University of Minnesota
Shunzyu Haigler, Washburn Center For Children
Devan Heinsen, YMCA of the North
Jake Muszynski, Creative Fundraising Advisors
Courtney Poja, Cornerstone Advocacy Service
Clayton Smith, University of Minnesota
Tally Venjohn, Aeon
Jules Wilkins, Montessori Center of Minnesota