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National Philanthropy Day® Awards

Outstanding Fundraising Professional
The individual must exemplify dedication to the nonprofit sector and the professional fundraising community in the Mid-Hudson Valley.  Nominees should have demonstrated experience in fundraising and be currently active in the field.  Please include a description of how this individual has improved their community, a brief description of career achievements and organizations that he/she has worked with/for.

Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer
Awarded to an individual volunteer who has impacted a Mid-Hudson Valley organization with exceptional leadership skills in fundraising projects for the benefit of charitable institutions.  Achievements may include: quality of leadership and organizational ability in fundraising campaigns; extent of time and efforts contributed to charitable causes; financial results proportionate to his/her efforts; success in recruiting and motivating others; and/or participation in other non-profit organizations.  

Innovation in Philanthropy Award
Recognizes an individual or organization for developing a successful and innovative collaboration, approach, campaign and/or event which develops a significant increase in philanthropic support and/or public persona for the mission. Please include a description of how this individual or organization has made an impact, which resulted in increased visibility and/or financial support.

Rising Star Fundraiser
Recognizes an individual who has been in the fundraising industry for five years or less and has demonstrated a passion, commitment, creativity and/or vision for advancing the philanthropic spirit and culture. Achievements may include: quality of leadership and organizational ability in fundraising campaigns; extent of time and efforts contributed to charitable causes; financial results proportionate to his/her efforts; success in recruiting and motivating others; and/or participation in other non-profit organizations.  

Youth in Philanthropy
Award recognizes an outstanding Mid-Hudson Valley youth or youth group (ages 18 or younger) who has demonstrated the true spirit of philanthropy through time, treasure and talent.  They may have organized a fundraiser at their school, started their own initiative or volunteered their time to help an organization.  Achievements include: quality of leadership and organizational ability in fundraising campaigns; extent of time and efforts contributed to cause(s); financial results proportionate to efforts; success in recruiting and motivating others; participation in other non-profit organizations.  

Outstanding Collegiate Philanthropy
Awarded to an outstanding Mid-Hudson Valley college group (two or more students) who have demonstrated the true spirit of philanthropy through the giving of their time, treasure and talent.  Achievements to keep in mind for your nominee include: quality of leadership and organizational ability in fundraising campaigns; extent of time and efforts contributed to cause(s); financial results proportionate to efforts; success in recruiting and motivating others; and/or participation in other non-profit organizations.  

Outstanding Philanthropist Award
The philanthropist who receives this award must have a proven record of exceptional generosity for the past year or several years and a commitment to the advancement of philanthropy.  He or she should be an inspiration for others, demonstrate outstanding civic responsibility and positively impact Mid-Hudson Valley organization(s) through financial support.