The Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) hosted the 26th annual “National Philanthropy Day Awards” luncheon Nov. 13 at the Signature Grand, 6900 W State Road 84, Davie.
This nationally recognized event is set aside each year to honor and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those active in the philanthropic community – have made to Broward County and its citizens.
The general public nominated outstanding Broward philanthropists, whose contributions have made a significant impact in the organizations they serve, and the community as a whole. More than 500 nonprofit executives, board members, civic leaders and philanthropists attended this year’s ceremony. Honorees were:
♦ Outstanding Philanthropists – Louis and May Jean Wolff
♦ Outstanding Corporation – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
♦ Outstanding Foundation – Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund
♦ Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser – Glen Weinzimer
♦ Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy – Christopher George, Jr. (CJ)
♦ Outstanding Fundraising Professional – Debbie Levine, CFRE
♦ Lifetime Achievement – Rose Miniaci
“The honorees were selected by a distinguished panel of AFP members, who diligently sorted through this year’s banner amount of highly-qualified candidates,” said event chair Diane Smith.
“There are many exceptional philanthropists in Broward County. We are delighted to honor these amazing individuals, corporation and foundations.”
Over the past 25 years, the Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter has honored more than 100 individuals and organizations for their significant philanthropic contributions to the local community.