TAMPA, Fla. – In times of great challenge, we look to the helpers to lift our spirits and inspire change for good. The Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Tampa Bay Chapter is taking the opportunity to shine a light on do-gooders as part of the first-ever Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week. Starting Monday, November 9, AFP Tampa Bay will be highlighting stories of Tampa Bay philanthropists, nonprofits, and fundraisers that have been essential in providing solutions to the problems our community is facing in 2020. The celebration will conclude on Friday, November 13.
The event website, PhilanthropyTampaBay.org, provides a hub for inspiring stories about the acts of philanthropy, ethical fundraising, and compassionate organizations that shaped positive outcomes right here in our community.
“In a year full of division and great struggle, AFP Tampa Bay wants bring everyone together to recognize those that go above and beyond for the love of humankind,” said JL Bielon, AFP Tampa Bay President. “By sharing these stories we hope to further unite our community in a celebration of philanthropy.”
AFP Tampa Bay is inviting people to share their stories of community members that have made a positive impact on PhilanthropyTampaBay.org, as well as explore the stories of others.
About Association of Fundraising Professionals
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 31,000 fundraisers in more than 240 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The AFP Tampa Bay Chapter, which represents more than 230 fundraisers, fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. For more information, go to www.afpsuncoast.org.
About National Philanthropy Day
National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is the 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. When NPD was first celebrated in 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation officially recognizing Nov. 15, 1986, as National Philanthropy Day®. Since then, the day has been recognized by numerous state, provincial and local governments across North America. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the main sponsor of NPD through its 32,000 members in more than 240 chapters across North America and around the world. Chapters work with local charitable and community organizations to hold NPD celebrations. For more information, go to: npdlove.org