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AFP GNO Awards for Philanthropy
Criteria & Past Honorees

Recognize your most loyal supporters.

Nominations Now Open

Nominate them for the 2018 National Philanthropy Day Awards


Deadline for nominations - friday, march 16, 2017 - 5:00 pm - This deadline will be strictly enforced.

 

 

AFP Greater New Orleans Chapter will be honoring our community's most outstanding philanthropists, fundraisers and volunteers at our annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon on November 8, 2018 at the Audubon Tea Room.

Awards are presented for the following seven categories:

Outstanding Foundation

Outstanding Philanthropist

Outstanding Leadership in Corporate Philanthropy

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

Board of Directors Award

Please consider taking this opportunity to recognize your most loyal supporters. Philanthropy Day can be a wonderful stewardship tool -- what better way to say thank you to your best donors, fundraisers and/or volunteers than with grand recognition and a heartfelt award from AFP-Greater New Orleans Chapter?

 

Nominations  must be made by an AFP Member in good standing.  Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 .  Should you have any questions please email us at info@afpno.org   


   

Awards for Philanthropy Criteria for Nominations
The committee will not accept as complete any nomination that utilizes resumes, newspaper articles, annual reports, marketing materials or other such documents in substitution for concise responses to the criteria outlined below. Letters of recommendation are accepted, but only at the time of the original submission of the nomination. Please note that the Board of Directors, at their sole discretion, reserves the right to decline to issue an award in any particular category.

Outstanding Fund Raising Professional

This award is for an outstanding member of AFP Greater New Orleans Chapter who practices his/her profession in an exemplary manner. The narrative should specifically address your nominee’s outstanding fundraising services as well as other civic responsibilities and accomplishments. ONLY CURRENT AFP MEMBERS MAY BE NOMINATED.

Please consider the following criteria when evaluating your nominee and include this information in your nomination:

  • Description of individual's commitment to volunteerism and continuing professional development including certification (CFRE, ACFRE, EAHP), conference participation, published articles, oral presentations and activities with AFP (0-15 points)
  • Evidence of participation and collaboration with other nonprofit organizations including voluntary and financial support (0-20 points)
  • Description of career achievements, i.e. length and tenure of fundraising background, experience and results. Nominee must have at least five years of professional fundraising experience (0-25 points)
  • Evidence of quality of leadership that is persuasive, effective, creative and stimulating, and evidence that the individual gives his/her best as a team member (0-20 points)
  • Membership in AFP and evidence that individual practices the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice(0-20 points)

Past recipients include: Charles W. Heim, Jr., FAHP, 1986; Charles E. Young, 1987; Patricia C. Mason, 1989; Charles J. DiGange, CFRE 1990; Elizabeth B. McCarthy, 1991; Clifford V. Johnson, CFRE, 1992; Julia Walker, 1994; Alex Comfort CFRE, 1995; Tom Harmeyer, CFRE, 1996; Michael Guillot 1997; Susan R. Mintz, 1998; Florence Andre, 1999; Margaret B. Epstein, 2001; Armand Bertin, 2002; Laurie Conkerton, 2003; Sharon Litwin, 2004; Carol G. McCall, 2005; J. Stanley Maher, 2006; Peter Quirk, 2008; Alice Wright, 2009; Beverly Lamb, 2010; Michael Bourg, 2011; Marilyn Dittmann, 2012; not awarded in 2013; Juli Smith Pattison, CFFRE, 2014; Marc Barnes, 2015; Susan Mancuso, CFRE, 2016; Roselle M. Ungar, CFRE, 2017.

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

The individuals eligible for this nomination must have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in coordinating groups of volunteers for one or more major fundraising projects, as well as commitment for the advancement of philanthropy in general. The narrative should specifically address your nominee's outstanding volunteer services as well as other civic responsibilities and accomplishments.

Please consider the following criteria when evaluating your nominee and include this information in your nomination:

  • Evidence of quality of leadership and organizational ability in fundraising campaigns (0-25 points)
  • Description of time, effort and financial commitment (0-25 points)
  • Description of fundraising goals achieved by his/her effort (0-15 points)
  • Evidence of success in recruiting and motivating others (0-20 points)
  • Description of participation in other local and national nonprofit organizations (0-15 points)

Past recipients include: Diana M. Lewis and Katherine F. Duncan, 1986; Betty Lauricella, 1987; Melba and Moise Steeg, 1988; Harry J. Blumenthal, Jr., 1989, Joseph X Gemelli, Jr., 1990; Nancy M. Marsiglia, 1991; Ellen C. Brennan, 1992; Norman Kerth, 1993; Anne Milling, 1994; Frank Friedler, Jr., Mervin L Trail, M.D., 1995; Georgia M, Simmons, 1996; Liz Sloss, 1997; Michael 0. Read, 1998; Suzanne Rusovich, 1999: Kim Sport, 2000; Patricia Couere Denechaud, 2001; Mary Jane W. Becker, 2002; Helen Nalty Butcher and Elizabeth Nalty Smither, 2003; Ashton Ryan, 2004; Susan R. Johnson, 2005; M. Cleland Powell, 2006; Dr. Donald Faust, 2007; Joseph S. Exnicios, 2008; Clark Todd, 2009; Mary Ann Valentino, 2010; Richard Treuting, 2011; Susan Lane Stall, 2012; Lizette Terral, 2013; Barbara Turner Windhorst, 2014; Fred H. Myers, 2015; Michael Hollis, 2016; Karen Saunders DeBlieux, 2017. 


Outstanding Leadership in Corporate Philanthropy

This award goes to a business or corporation that demonstrates outstanding financial support of charitable causes and sets an example for others to follow. The narrative should specifically address your nominee's outstanding philanthropic services as well as other civic responsibilities and accomplishments.

Please consider the following criteria when evaluating your nominee and include this information in your nomination:

  • Evidence of direct gift support, including agencies and causes (0-25 points)
  • Description of impact of gift support and achievements accomplished through the corporation's efforts on projects (0-25 points)
  • Evidence of encouragement and motivation given others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement (e.g., time off for employees to volunteer for nonprofit organizations) (0-20 points)
  • The personal philosophy of the CEO regarding corporate philanthropy (0-15 points)
  • Evidence of philanthropic support of innovative approaches to solving problems (0-15 points)

Past recipients include: Freeport-McMoRan, Inc., 1986; CNG Producing Company, 1987; Shell Offshore, Inc., 1988: Chevron, USA, 1989; Hibernia National Bank. 1990; Radiofone, Inc., 1991; Stewart Enterprises, Inc., 1992; L.P.&L./NOPSI & Entergy Corporation, 1993; L L & E, 1994; Plaza Shopping Center, 1995; Kentwood Spring Water Company, 1996; The Times-Picayune, 1997; The Whitney National Bank, 1998; BellSouth Corporation, 1999; Liberty Bank and Trust Co., 2000; Bank One, 2001; Latter & Blum Inc. Realtors, 2002; ChevronTexaco, 2003; Hibernia National Bank, 2004; Adams and Reese LLP, 2005; Lockheed Martin Space Systems, 2006; Shell Exploration & Production Company, 2007; The New Orleans Saints, 2008; Ochsner Health Systems, 2009; Cox Communications, 2010; Dow Chemical, 2011; First NBC Bank, 2012; Peoples Health, 2013; Acme Oyster House, 2014; Chevron Gulf of Mexico Business Unit, 2015; Phillips 66, 2016; United Healthcare Community Plan of Louisiana, 2017.

Outstanding Foundation

For this award, a foundation must demonstrate outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and local or regional community involvement.

Please consider the following criteria when evaluating your nominee and include this information in your nomination:

  • Evidence of philanthropic support of innovative approaches to solving problems locally (0-45 points)
  • Description of impact of gift support and achievements accomplished through the foundation's efforts (0-35 points)
  • Evidence of encouragement and motivation given to others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement (1-20 points)

Past recipient: Libby-Dufour Fund, 2003; J. Edgar Monroe Foundation, 2004; A8C26/WB38 Children First Fund of the McCormick Tribune Foundation; Collins C. Diboll Private Foundation, 2006; Zemurray Foundation, 2007; The Greater New Orleans Foundation, 2008; The Catholic Foundation, 2009; Baptist Community Ministries, 2010; Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation, 2011; Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, 2012; The Joan Mitchell Foundation, 2013; Azby Fund, 2014; Methodist Health System Foundation, 2015; Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust, 2016; The Feil Family Foundation, 2017.

Outstanding Philanthropist

For this award, the nominee must have a proven record of exceptional generosity over several years. We are seeking individuals who personally contribute or who contribute through their family foundation and whose generosity encourages other individuals, companies or foundations to follow that example. We are seeking a candidate who has demonstrated outstanding civic responsibility through financial support. The narrative should specifically address your nominees outstanding philanthropic services as well as other civic responsibilities or accomplishments.

Please consider the following criteria when evaluating your nominee and include this information in your nomination:

  • Evidence of direct financial support to our organization or community (0-30 points)
  • Specific achievements, such as new programs, launched through the nominees efforts (0-20 points)
  • Evidence of encouragement and motivation given to others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement (0-35 points)
  • Description of participation in and support of other nonprofit organizations (0-15 points)
  • Evidence of philanthropic support of innovative approaches to solving problems (1-10 points)

Past recipients include: Joseph A. Childress, 1985; Adelaide W. Benjamin, 1986; William B. Burkenroad, 1987; Phyllis and Patrick Taylor, 1989: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Keller, Jr., 1990; John Bricker, 1991; Ella West Freeman Foundation and RosaMary Foundation, 1992; Jack R. Aron, 1993; Mrs. Roger Stone, 1994; Darwin and Mary Jane Fenner Family Fund, 1995; The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation, 1996; C. Allen Favrot, 1997; Edward Wisner Foundation, 1998; Jerome L. Goldman, 1999; Gary N. Solomon, Sr., 2000: Eugenic and Joseph Jones Family Foundation, 2001; William Goldring, 2002; Jeri Nims, 2003; David Voelker, 2004, Walda and Sydney Besthoff, 2005; Anne Gauthier and Daughters, Celeste, Cherie and Michelle, 2006; Mr. & Mrs. H. Mortimer Favrot, Jr., 2007; Shirley K. Haspel, 2008; Roger Ogden, 2009; Carol Wise, 2010; Stephen Stumpf, 2011; J. Kerry Clayton and Paige Royer, 2012; Tom and Gayle Benson, 2013; Joan Heymann-Bergmann, 2014; David Fennelly, 2015; Joyce Pulitzer, 2016; Joy & Boysie Bollinger, 2017.

Board of Directors Award

This award by the Board of Directors is for significant contribution through philanthropic programming to the betterment of the quality of life in our community and in Louisiana. This award is open to all entities in and outside of Louisiana, including individuals, community organizations, families, and nonprofit organizations. Nominees for this category may not qualify or be nominated for any other Philanthropy Day awards (Outstanding Fundraising Professional, Outstanding Volunteer, Outstanding Leadership in Corporate Philanthropy, Outstanding Foundation and Outstanding Philanthropist). Chapter members will make nominations in this category, however the Greater New Orleans AFP Board of Directors is responsible for judging this category. Any director who nominates in this category or has a conflict of interest is not eligible to judge the award. Please include the following information in your narrative:

Please consider the following criteria when evaluating your nominee and include this information in your nomination:

  • A full description of the project/program(s) funded or undertaken by your nominee (0-35 points)
  • Describe how the project/program improved the quality of life for people in Louisiana and in our community (0-35points)
  • How these projects/programs have made a measurable difference to the community and list measurable outcomes achieved through the project during the funding process (0-30 points)

Past recipients include: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1989; The Kresge Foundation, 1990; Freeport-McMoRan, Inc., 1992; The Nalco Foundation, 1993; The Greater New Orleans Foundation, 1995; Archbishop Philip M. Hannan, 1997; Stephen W. Hales, M.D., 1998; Ecetra Anderson Nippert, 1999; The Entergy Corporation, 2000; Fore!Kids Foundation, 2002; Gheens Foundation, 2004; Jewish Endowment Foundation, 2005; Junior League of New Orleans, 2006; Baptist Crossroads Foundation, 2007; Fleur de Lis Ambassadors, 2008; Leslie Jacobs, 2009; Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, 2010; The Blood Center, 2011; not awarded in 2012; Robert Merrick, 2013; James E. Fitzmorris, Jr., 2014; Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans, 2015; Ashton Ryan, Jr., 2016; The Helis Foundation, 2017.

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

This award was created in 2007 to identify and encourage young people who have demonstrated outstanding philanthropic service to our community.  This award recognizes service by an individual or group of students (ages 10-23 years old) who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the community through direct fundraising support, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy. The recipient will receive a $250 grant to donate to the charity of his/her choice.

  • Description in detail of what the nominee did, including goals, process, budget (if relevant) and other people involved in the process (adult leaders or adviser, etc.), and of the time, talent and/or treasure the youth gave for the common good and the results that were achieved. (0-40 points)
  • Description of the impact the nominee had on the community, including numbers of people involved, amount raised, organizations helped, etc. (0-30 points)
  • Long term (1-2 years) impact of the nominee’s work. Will the project(s) be ongoing and has the nominee considered next steps or is working on other projects? (0-20 points)
  • Evidence that the project(s) can serve as a prototype for others or is easily replicable in other communities. (0-10 points)

Past recipients include:  Stanford Rosenthal, 2007; Madeline Baay, 2008; Manya-Jean Gitter, 2009; not awarded in 2010; Kayla Allain and Charlotte Langenstein, 2011; not awarded in 2012; Princeton Carter, 2013; not awarded in 2014; Victoria King, 2015; not awarded in 2016; Mignon Blanc, 2017.



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