Bobby Thigpen named Philanthropist of the Year, Root Company named Outstanding Corporate Philanthropists at National Philanthropy Day® event in Ormond Beach
“Agency Champions” also recognized for their commitment to philanthropy in the Volusia -Flagler community by the charities they serve.
Bobby Thigpen and Root Company were the key honorees at the 2015 National Philanthropy Day® luncheon recently, sponsored by the Volusia and Flagler Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). The event was Friday, Nov. 20, at the Oceanside County Club in Ormond Beach.
National Philanthropy Day® is celebrated by more than 125 AFP chapters across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
“National Philanthropy Day® is a celebration of philanthropy—giving, volunteering and charitable engagement that highlights the accomplishments that philanthropy and all those involved in the philanthropic process makes to our society and our world," said Susan Moor, President of the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Community “Agency Champions” from local organizations also receiving recognition were:
About AFP: The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 30,000 fundraisers in 232 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The Volusia/Flagler Chapter fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. For more information visit http://afpvf.afpnet.org.