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National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is a special day set aside each year to recognize and celebrate the many contributions that philanthropists, board members, volunteers, civic and corporate leaders, and non-profit professionals have made in our lives, our community and our nation.  This year, NPD will again be celebrated on Friday November 21, 2014 with a luncheon at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa. NPD 2014 Nominations Packet

Five awards are presented each year to individuals or groups of Southern Arizona whose philanthropic contributions and dedicated volunteerism improve the quality of life in our community.  Nominations may be made by executive directors, development professionals, board members and volunteers within your organization.

No matter how tough the past years have been, we have also seen a remarkable level of support from our community, often from those whom we have least expected.  Look around you.  Are there “heroes” that have gone the extra mile to support the mission of your organization and the wider community?

The five awardees are honored with a feature story in Tucson Lifestyle Magazine Charity Register and a video presentation at the event.  In order to produce all pieces in time for the event, we are asking for nominations a bit earlier this year.

Nominate that special leader, individual or group, today.  Nominations will be accepted through June 6, 2014.  Awardees will be selected in late June and nominators will be notified of results at that time.

Nomination Guidelines:         

*        Nominations must be received by 4:30 PM Friday, June 6, 2014. DEADLINE IS ABSOLUTE!!

*        A previously-submitted Nomination packet may be re-submitted with an updated cover sheet.  Updated letters of support are recommended. (Please note that if you are resubmitting a nominee, you must send resubmit the original packet in its entirety.  Do not assume that we can go back and trace the packet from a previous year.)

*        Return the completed form, letter of nomination and letters of support by mail to Monique Vallery, CTA, Association of Fundraising Professionals, P. O. Box 41176,  Tucson, AZ  85717, or email  The packet should not exceed 8 pages total (1 form, 2 page letter, up to 5 support letters)

*      If submitting by email, please submit the packet as a hard copy or single PDF file.  If you have any questions please contact Monique Vallery, CTA,

*      Nominations will be judged and nominators and honorees notified the week of June 23.

We are looking forward to a great event.  The awardees make the event what it is at its best.  Thank you in advance for your nominations!!!!!

Monique Vallery, CTA
Chair NPD 2014
Nominations Committee