The local Association of Fundraising Professionals leadership already has plans for the 34th Annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon in place. Event Chair Janet Sherlip has just revealed this year’s “The Stars of Texas,” who will be recognized at the Hyatt Regency.
Drum roll, please.
- Outstanding Philanthropist — Donna Wilhelm nominated by World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth for being “a visionary leader and strong supporter of the arts, culture and education.”
- Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser — Michal Powell nominated by The Salvation Army North Texas Command for being “a passionate fundraiser for faith-based, medical, humanitarian and arts-focused causes.”
- Outstanding Fundraising Executive — Cindy Scott, CFRE, nominated by Parkland Foundation for being “a professional and successful fundraiser, benefiting people of Dallas and beyond for more than 30 years.”
- Outstanding Foundation — Harry S. Moss Heart Trust nominated by UT Southwestern Medical Center for “supporting excellence in heart research and treatment to the local community and the world.”
- Outstanding Corporation — Texas Capital Bank nominated by Parkland Foundation for “bettering the lives of others through a charitable program supporting more than 100 nonprofits.”
- Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy — Ashlyn Duy nominated by Children’s Medical Center Foundation for being “a grateful former patient and loyal support of Children’s Health who has raised $31,170 for four Red Balloon Children Helping Children Tennis Tournaments to help other children.”
While National Philanthropy Day is traditionally held on November 15, the Greater Dallas Chapter decided to get a head start by holding its fundraiser on Friday, November 8. The event is not limited to professional fundraisers, so why not make plans to attend and see the “stars of (Dallas) Texas”? Tickets are available here.
* Photo provided by Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Dallas