NPD AWARD CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS: 


Outstanding Philanthropist

This award honors an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility, and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles on a local, national and/or international level. 

Nominations will be considered based on the responses to the following criteria: 

  1. Description of participation in and gift support of nonprofit organizations.
  2. Description of the impact of the nominee’s gift to the organization’s mission/programs/services.
  3. Evidence of encouragement and motivation given to others to take leadership roles in philanthropy (i.e. challenge gifts, matching gifts, volunteering, etc.).

 Burton S. August, Sr. Award for Community Leadership

This award was created by the August Family to recognize an individual whose lifetime commitment to community volunteerism and philanthropy has been characterized by many years of remarkable gifts of their time, talent and treasure. The recipient will exemplify Burt August’s commitment to helping others and making Rochester better. This award comes with a $2,500.00 honorarium from the August Family which the recipient will designate to the charity of his/her choice.

Nominations will be considered based on the responses to the following criteria:

  1. Description of leadership roles and responsibilities.
  2. Description of time, effort and personal financial commitment.
  3. Description of fundraising goals achieved by his/her effort.
  4. Description of nominee’s ability to lead, motive, manage and inspire others.
  5. Description of participation in other local, national and/or international nonprofit organizations.

 Robert A. Clinger Outstanding Fundraising Professional 

This award honors an outstanding individual fundraising professional who practices his/her profession in an exemplary manner. The nominee must meet the following criteria to be considered for the award:

  • The nominee must be a current AFP member in any category.
  • The nominee must have a MINIMUM of 15 years of experience as a professional fundraiser working directly as an employee of a nonprofit, charitable organization (based on the date nominations are due).

Strong preference will be given to nominees who have the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential.

Nominations will be considered based on the responses to the following criteria:

  1. Description of career achievements, length and tenure of fundraising background, experience and results.
  2. Evidence of quality of leadership that is effective, creative and stimulating, and that the individual acts as a team player.
  3. Description of nominee’s commitment to AFP, its mission of advancing ethical fundraising and the fundraising profession, including demonstration that the nominee abides by and promotes the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, the Donor Bill of Rights and similar principles.
  4. Description of individual’s commitment to continuing professional development, including certification (CFRE/ACFRE), conference participation, publication and professional education.
  5. Evidence of commitment to fundraising and philanthropy through voluntary service and financial support of nonprofit organizations.

 

 Outstanding Young People in Philanthropy - Individual

This award recognizes service by an individual, age 10-23, who demonstrates outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy.

Nominations will be considered based on the responses to the following criteria:

  1. Description 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 given for the common good and the results that were achieved.
  2. Description of the impact the nominee had on the community, including numbers of people involved, financial impact, organizations helped, etc. Please include the names and contact information of individuals at the organizations who benefited from the nominee’s work.
  3. Long term (2-5 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? 
  4. Evidence that the project(s) can serve as a prototype for others or is easily replicable in other communities.

 

 Outstanding Young People in Philanthropy - Group

This award recognizes service by group of people, ages 10-23, who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy.

Nominations will be considered based on the responses to the following criteria:

  1. Description 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 given for the common good and the results that were achieved.
  2. Description of the impact the nominee had on the community, including numbers of people involved, financial impact, organizations helped, etc. Please include the names and contact information of individuals at the organizations who benefited from the nominee’s work.
  3. Long term (2-5 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? 
  4. Evidence that the project(s) can serve as a prototype for others or is easily replicable in other communities.

 

 Outstanding Corporation

This award honors a corporation or its corporate foundation that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.

Nominations will be considered based on the responses to the following criteria:

  1. Evidence of philanthropic support of innovative approaches to solving problems at the local, national, or international level.
  2. Description of impact of gift support and achievements accomplished through the corporation’s efforts.
  3. Evidence of encouragement and motivation given to others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.

 Outstanding Small Business 

This award honors a small business with less than $5M in annual revenue that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.

Nominations will be considered based on the responses to the following criteria:

  1. Evidence of philanthropic support of innovative approaches to solving problems at the local, national, or international level.
  2. Description of impact of gift support and achievements accomplished through the corporation’s efforts.
  3. Evidence of encouragement and motivation given to others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.

 Outstanding Foundation

This award honors a private or family foundation that has a demonstrated record of generosity through direct financial support and motivation of individuals and/or organizations to play leading roles in supporting the needs and priorities of our community and beyond.

Nominations will be considered based on responses to the following criteria:

  1. Evidence of philanthropic support of innovative approaches to solving problems at the local, nationally and/or international level.
  2. Description of the impact of the gift and record of accomplishments through the foundation’s efforts.
  3. Evidence of encouragement and motivation given to others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.

 

 Multi-Generational Award

From time to time, AFPGV will present a Multi-Generational Award. This award will be presented to a family whom, over decades and multiple generations, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility.

Nominations will be considered based on responses to the following criteria:

  1. Evidence of the breadth of support for organizations throughout the community.
  2. Description of each generation’s philanthropy.