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NPD Nominee Information

** The following award categories are required to be members of AFP Global:

  • Fundraising Professional of the Year

  • Fundraising Rising Star of the Year

Award Category

Nominator Information

2024 National Philanthropy Day Nominations Open!

Nomination Deadline: August 31st

This event is held every year in November to celebrate the tireless work and dedication of those serve our community.

  • 2023 Lizzie Vigneaux

    2022 Allyson Tuckness
    2021 Julie Good
    2020 Lisa Alexander
    2019 Melanie Earl
    2018 Sophie Pierpoint
    2017 Jill Bright
    2016 Pattie Ingle
    2015 Denise Gibson
    2014 Jean Gruetzemacher
    2012 Cliff Davis
    2010 Julie Conway
    2009 Brent Dunn

    Fundraising Professional of the Year

  • 2023 Kathryn Wall

    NEW! Fundraising Rising Star of the Year

  • 2023 Christine Temple

    2022 Edmond McClure & Laura & Wade Messersmith
    2021 Marcia Johnson
    2020 Gil & Mary Kay Hostler
    2019 Chris Ball & Bobby Lowe
    2018 Debbie Howell, Isabell’s House
    2017 Sonya Wise, Habitat for Humanity
    2016 Judy Gibson & Judy Wyrick
    2015 Donny & Char Harrell
    2014 Ted Madden
    2013 Randy Voss
    2012 Steve and Ann Grace
    2011 Bonnie Bell
    2010 Rob Fulp
    2009 Richard Dunn
    2008 Norb & Ann Bagley
    2007 Nancy D. O’Reilly
    2006 Brooke O’Reilly
    2005 Sue Carol Terry
    2004 Tony Shalloup
    2003 Carol Luther Williamson
    2002 David Harrison
    2001 Monty Montgomery
    2000 Judi Phillips & Ronald Neville
    1999 Paul Kirk
    1998 L. “Mac” McCartney
    1997 Chuck Bachus
    1996 Walter & Martha Gaska
    1995 Emily Fox
    1994 Myra Houge
    1993 Jerry Jared
    1992 Frank W. Durbin
    1991 Cynthia Cooper
    1990 Not awarded
    1989 John Moore Jr.

    Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year

  • 2023 Dr. Alan & Dr. Meera Scarrow

    2022 Michelle Cramer
    2021 Edwin C. "Cookie" Rice Jr.
    2020 Jack Stack (SRC Holdings Corporation)
    2019 Ed & Carol Pinegar
    2018 Davis & Harrington Families
    2017 Sharon Faulkner
    2016 Bryan Magers
    2015 Bobby Allison
    2014 The Plaster Family
    2013 John & Beth Raidel
    2012 The McQueary Family
    2011 Bill Foster
    2010 Jack and Catherine Lipscomb
    2009 Ron and Lezah Stenger
    2008 Nancy Brown Dornan
    2007 Nadia Cavner
    2006 Jim O’Neal
    2005 Bill and Ann Turner
    2004 William and Virginia Darr
    2003 Glen Garrett
    2002 The Clarence Wheeler Family
    2001 The Prater Family
    2000 Jim D. Morris
    1999 Harry Cooper
    1998 Ben and Jena Parnell
    1997 William H. Darr
    1996 Carol Jones
    1995 The Baird Family
    1994 Jim and Marietta Mellers
    1993 The Martin Family
    1992 The O’Reilly Family
    1991 Mary Kay and Terry Meek
    1990 The Cox Family
    1989 John Q. Hammons

    Philanthropist of the Year

  • 2023 Bennett Potter

    2022 Year Olyvia & Gabriella Danastasio
    2021 Troop 70207 of the Girl Scout of the Missouri Heartland
    2020 Memphis Sherman
    2019 Shae Smith
    2018 Landon Rogers
    2017 Shae Smith
    2016 Halfway High School Student Government
    2015 Sigma Delta Upsilon
    2014 Nikki Shah
    2013 Madasyn Clark
    2012 Kickapoo High School Chiefs Mentors Program
    2009 Dennis Shane Palmer
    2008 John Snowden and Andrew Keaster
    2007 Angelica Owrey and Dolly Lassman-Eul
    2006 Megan Morris
    2005 Zack Morgan
    2004 Jon Michael Rees

    Youth Philanthropist

  • 2023 Purple Party

    2022 Springfield Black Tie
    2021 Dine Out for Hunger by SGC Food Service
    2020 CoxHealth's COVID-19 Emergency Campaign
    2019 iCare, Harmony House
    2018 CRAP Party
    2017 Missouri State University Chorale
    2016 Over the Edge, Child Advocacy Center
    2015 Give Ozarks, Community Foundation of the Ozarks
    2013 Springfield Arts Collaborative

    Campaign/Event of the Year

  • 2023 Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

    2022 Central Bank of the Ozarks
    2021 Hy-Vee
    2020 Volt Credit Union
    2019 Prime, Inc.
    2018 Central Bank & Central Trust Company
    2017 Grove Pharmacy & Spa
    2016 Kum & Go
    2015 SRC
    2014 Springfield Grocer Company
    2013 Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
    2012 Hiland Dairy         
    2011 Kraft Foods, Inc
    2010 DeWitt & Associates and Jump Mania
    2009 Panera Bread
    2008 Chase Corportation
    2007 Murney Associates, Realtors
    2006 Penmac
    2005 Springfield Underground
    2004 O’Reilly Auto Parts
    2003 Bank One
    2002 Meek’s – The Builders Choice
    2001 BKD
    2000 John’s Health System
    1999 Price Cutter & Archimica, Inc
    1998 VT Jeanswear Inc
    1997 Empire Bank
    1996 Positronic Industries Inc
    1995 Great Southern Bank
    1994 Boatmen’s Bank
    1993 Commerce Bank
    1992 Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling Co.
    1991 Dillion’s Food Stores
    1990 Consumers Markets Inc

    Business/Corporation of the Year

  • 2023 Hospice Foundation of the Ozarks

    2022 The Kitchen, Inc., Foundation
    2021 Joplin Regional Community Foundation
    2020 (tie) The Darr Family Foundation & Harmony House
    2019 The C.W. Titus Foundation
    2018 Carthage Community Foundation
    2017 Ozarks Health Advocacy Foundation
    2016 Stenger Foundation
    2015 Marshfield Area Community Foundation
    2014 Bee Payne Stewart Foundation
    2013 JP Morgan Chase Foundation
    2012 Darr Family Foundation
    2011 Roy W. Slusher Foundation
    2010 Cardinals Care
    2009 Foundation for Springfield Public Schools
    2008
    2007 O’Reilly & Wooten Family Foundation
    2006 Ozarks Health Advocacy Foundation
    2005 Greater Springfield Dental Foundation
    2004 Missouri Foundation for Health
    2003 3M Company
    2002 Visiting Nurse Association Foundation
    2001 The Musgrave Foundation
    2000 Not Awarded
    1999 Foundation for Springfield Public Schools
    1998 The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation
    1997 Smith-Glynn-Callaway Foundation
    1996 Jack Herschend Family Foundation
    1995 Kraft Foods Foundation
    1994 William T. Kemper Foundation
    1993 Southwestern Bell Foundation
    1992 Jeanette L. Musgrave Foundation
    1991 Community Foundation of the Ozarks
    1990 Burlington Northern Foundation
    1989 Gannett Foundation

    Foundation of the Year

  • 2022 Midwest Family Marketing
    2021 Campaignium

    2020 KY3
    2019 KOLR10
    2018 KTTS
    2017 KY3/KSPR
    2016 KGBX – iHeart Media, Kevin & Liz
    2015 KOLR 10 “Ozarks Live”
    2014 417 Magazine
    2013 FOX KRBK-TV
    2012 Cares Magazine
    2011 417 Magazine
    2010 3 The Wind
    2009 Clear Channel Communication
    2008 Midwest Family Broadcast Group
    2007 Alice 95.5
    2006 KY-3
    2005 On Media/Mediacom
    2004 KKLH 104.7
    2003 KADI Radio
    2002 Midwest Family Broadcast Group
    2001 417 Magazine
    2000 KSPR-33 & Springfield Business Journal
    1999 Sunburst Media, LP
    1998 KY-3/KY-3 for Kids
    1997 KSMU
    1996 KTXR Meyer Communication
    1995 KDEB-Fox 27
    1994 KTTS Radio
    1993 The News-Leader
    1992 KOLR 10

    Media Organization of the Year

  •  Prime, Inc

    2020 Business with the Best Philanthropic Response to COVID-19

  • (tie) CoxHealth & Discovery Center Springfield

    2020 Non-profit with the Best Response to COVID-19

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