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National Philanthropy Day
Friday, November 05, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Signature Events

This year National Philanthropy Day celebrates 35 years! This day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions. 

Our live broadcast has ended but you can still watch the previously recorded celebration by clicking the link below. Please check out our digital program also below or click here to download a copy. 

2021 NPD Honorees

  • Outstanding Corporation: Paychex, Inc.
  • Outstanding Small Business: Upstate Special Needs Planning
  • Outstanding Foundation: The Max & Marian Farash Charitable Foundation
  • Outstanding Philanthropist: Wayne Holly
  • Outstanding Young People in Philanthropy – Group: Pittsford Central School District Rainbow Classic
  • Outstanding Young People in Philanthropy – Individual: Sloane Miller
  • Burton S. August, Sr. Award for Community Leadership: Kevin & Nancy Gavagan
  • The Multi-Generational Award: The Hoselton Family

2022 Nominations

We are currently accepting nomination for our 2022 NPD celebration. Click here for a description of awards and eligibility criteria

National Philanthropy was FREE to watch but we are encouraging all of our attendees to consider a small donation in honor of award winners. There is no minimum amount to donate and your contribution will go towards bringing awareness to the philanthropic efforts of the Rochester community. 

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2021 National Philanthropy Day Sponsors

- Media Sponsors -


- Silver Sponsors -





- Bronze Sponsors -

 Bivona Child Advocacy Center
DonorPerfect Fundraising Software
United Way of Greater Rochester
and the Finger Lakes





- Supporters -

Ames Amzalak Memorial Trust
Canandaigua National Bank & Trust
Heveron & Company CPAs
MCC Foundation