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National Philanthropy Day


AFP Capital Area Chapter 1st Annual Celebration
 Thursday, November 9, 2017

University Club of MSU, 3435 Forest Road, Lansing, MI  48910 

11:30 am - 1:30 pm


During November 2017 and in honor of National Philanthropy Day, the Association of Fundraising Professionals' Capital Area Chapter (AFP- CAC) would like to recognize outstanding achievements by local individuals, corporations and organizations. We want you to be there! The Capital Area Chapter will present FIVE local awards this year, plus ONE scholarship:

* The Award for Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year, 
* The Award for Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist of the Year,
* The Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional (NEW)
* Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award (NEW), and
* The Capital Area Chapter Award for Excellence in Fundraising (NEW)
* 2018 AFP-CAC Foundation Chamberlin Scholarship Award

In addition to networking and a delicious luncheon on Thursday, November 9, 2017, we will honor a robust slate of award recipients and our Chamberlin Scholarship winner. BUT - - we need your help to do so! 

NOMINATIONS for this year's awards are now OPEN! 

Please consider taking part in the process by nominating at least one deserving individual, company or organization today. 
There are several ways to submit your nomination.

* To review the full guidelines and criteria, click here
* Download form here and mail in with the requested supporting documents.
* Complete the online form here.
* Scan and e-mail the appropriate form with supporting documents in PDF form to

We are counting on you to help us expand our reach and shine a light on the magnificent work being done within our region. Thank you for your involvement, and we look forward to seeing you this November.
Nominations will be accepted until Friday, September 15, 2017.

Please contact the AFP-CAC via email at with any additional questions you may have about these awards and/or the Capital Area Chapter of AFP.


2016 Philanthropist of the Year Award

Individual Philanthropist of the Year – John C. Brewster DDS

Dr. John C. Brewster has been involved in Nyaka as a member of their Advisory Board as well as their One by One Planning Committee for several years. In addition to his work in the US to support Nyaka, Dr. Brewster has personally visited their project sites in Uganda, multiple times, to administer dental care to a community of over 250,000, none of which ever received dental care before. Dr. Brewster has recruited colleagues from across the United States to join him on these mission trips to Uganda and has played a key role in turning these volunteers into committed donors.


2016 Corporate Philanthropist of the Year Award

Corporate Philanthropist of the Year – Emergent BioSolutions

Emergent BioSolutions has financially supported Red Cross at a major gift level for many years. Their support enables Red Cross to fulfill its mission in disaster relief, primarily responding to victims of home fires in the Greater Lansing area. They have not only provided financial support but have given time, energy, offered leadership to the organization and have actively participated in service delivery in every arena from Blood Services to Disaster Relief at Red Cross.