National Philanthropy Day

Celebrate the 2019 Best-of-Connecticut National Philanthropy Day Award Winners

 We are pleased to announce the following individuals have been selected to receive National Philanthropy Day awards this year:

Outstanding Youth (5-17 yrs):  Ella Stanley

Nominated by Columbus House

Youth (18-23 yrs):  Danielle Burns

Nominated by Make-A-Wish Connecticut

Outstanding Corporation:  Iroquois Gas Transmission System, LP, Shelton

Nominated by Valley United Way

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser:  Meghann Smith

Nominated by Ability Beyond & Eagle Hill School

Outstanding Fundraising Professional:  Holly Doherty-Lemoine, CFRE

Nominated by Connecticut Food Bank & Foundations in Education

Outstanding Philanthropist:  The Tauck Family

Nominated by David Schlakman, VP & Executive Director, Early Learning Focus

Celebrate with these inspiring award winners at breakfast. Continue the day with a full line-up of stimulating speakers, educational sessions, professional networking and more!

This event will attract more than 250 executives, board members, community volunteers, and fundraising professionals from across the region.

2019 Sponsorship Opportunties

As a sponsor, your company will receive exposure through printed and digital materials, social media, on-site promotion and more! We have levels ranging from $1,000 up to $10,000. Click here to see full sponsor benefit details.

Click here to register to become a 2019 sponsor.

Keynote Speaker: Dan Pallotta, Founder of the Charity Defense Council

Author of Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential And Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up For Itself and Really Change the World

Author Dan Pallotta claims that the way we think about charity is dead wrong. He argues that we deny the social sector the ability to grow because of our short-sighted demand that we send every short-term dollar into direct services. Yet, if the sector cannot grow its own business structure, it can never match the scale of our great social problems.

The Stanford Social Innovation Review said Pallotta’s book Uncharitable “deserves to become the nonprofit sector’s new manifesto.”

Mr. Pallotta is one of the Top 100 most viewed TED Talk Speakers of all time.

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