Carbon County Community Foundation was named ‘Outstanding Foundation’ at the recent National Philanthropy Day Awards breakfast hosted by the Eastern PA Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Pictured L-R and representing CCCF at the breakfast are Carol & Bill Allison, Sharon Alexander, Darlene & Richard Nothstein, and Joe Mastriani
The Carbon County Community Foundation was honored as the 2022 Outstanding Foundation at the National Philanthropy Day Awards Breakfast hosted by the Eastern PA Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) on Wednesday, November 2nd at DeSales University. The National Philanthropy Day Awards were presented in front of a crowd of 250 attendees representing nonprofit organizations, funders, and local philanthropists from the Greater Lehigh Valley.
The Outstanding Foundation Award recognizes a foundation that demonstrates outstanding commitment to philanthropy through charitable support and leadership in the community. The Community Foundation was selected to receive this award by an outside committee of people familiar with the Greater Lehigh Valley Community and the philanthropic landscape.
“We are thrilled to have been selected to receive this award and are honored by the recognition,” said Sharon Alexander, CCCF President. “I am so proud of the work that the Carbon County Community Foundation is doing in the region, and none of this would be possible without the support of this incredibly generous community and the amazing nonprofit and community groups to whom we grant funding. On behalf of the CCCF Board and Founders, thank you so much to AFP for this award and we look forward to continuing to live up to this honor.”
In addition to the Community Foundation, the following individuals and organizations were also presented with National Philanthropy Day Awards at the breakfast: Dr. J. Robert “Bob” & Sandy Lovett, Lifetime Achievement Award; Rob & Kristen Bennett, Outstanding Philanthropists; Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group/Red Robin, Outstanding Business; Ai Orthodontics, Outstanding Fundraising Group; Air Products Volunteers, Outstanding Volunteers; Ben Austin, Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy; Emily Parker, Rising Star Award; Winston Alozie, BIPOC Leader in Fundraising; Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center and Easton Area School District Youth Council, IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access) Champion. More information about each honoree can be found in the event program book.
The AFP Eastern PA Chapter, founded in 1986, is a regional professional association whose membership is comprised of persons involved in development, public relations, nonprofit management, and fundraising consulting. It is a chapter of the international organization, the Association of Fundraising Professionals. AFP Eastern PA works to advance philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising.
The official National Philanthropy Day® is a special day set aside on the fifteenth of November. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world. National Philanthropy Day was originally conceived of and organized by Douglas Freeman in the 1980s, and the first official events held in 1986 after President Reagan signed the official National Philanthropy Day proclamation. The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible and to celebrate the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions.