AFP Genesee Valley Chapter Announces National Philanthropy Month
Sunday, November 01, 2020 12:00 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y.— National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is celebrated annually on the fifteenth of November. NPD highlights the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions. 

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Genesee Valley Chapter (AFPGV) holds an annual awards luncheon to recognize those individuals and organizations in the Greater Rochester area who embody the idea of philanthropy. But in a year when the generosity in our community is more relevant than ever, it is not possible to come together to recognize it.

Instead, AFPGV has chosen to celebrate all past award recipients by making November National Philanthropy Month. Videos and stories will be shared throughout the month on the organization’s Facebook page, highlighting the depth and breadth of the philanthropic spirit in the region. According to Jillian Carter, Board President, AFPGV, “Rochester has a rich history of philanthropy and we celebrate that it continues during this unprecedented year, creating a sense of hope and in many cases, profound recovery for so many.” 

First American Equipment Finance is the premier sponsor for National Philanthropy Month. “First American is proud to be the premier sponsor of AFPGV’s National Philanthropy Month,” said Alan Sikora, CEO of First American Equipment Finance. “My colleagues genuinely care about supporting our community and giving back to those in need. Increasing awareness and involvement in National Philanthropy Month is as important as ever.”

The Rochester Business Journal is the media sponsor and Manning & Napier is also supporting the event. 

AFPGV is a volunteer-based organization representing more than 230 fundraising professionals in the Greater Rochester region. Its mission is to advocate for philanthropy and to promote ethical and successful nonprofit development.