Excellence in Philanthropy Awards Celebration

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Since 1981, AFP NJ’s Excellence in Philanthropy Awards have recognized the achievements of some of the most notable citizens and organizations in our State who have dedicated their efforts toward making New Jersey a better place to live.



Congratulations to the 2017 Excellence in Philanthropy Awardees.
We look forward to recognizing you!

Outstanding Philanthropist (organizational budget $1M or less)
Lynn & Daniel Regan
Founders
CFC Loud N Clear

Outstanding New Jersey Corporation
OceanFirst Foundation

 Outstanding Philanthropist (organizational budget $1M or more)
Jeanne and Joseph M. Goryeb
Retired Co-President
Champion Mortgage

 Outstanding Community Organization
Friends of the Shelter
Safe+Sound Somerset

 Outstanding Foundation
Hugs for Brady Foundation

 Outstanding Young Fundraiser
Richard J. Allen, III, CFRE
Senior Annual Giving & Data Integrity Specialist
IEEE Foundation

 Award for Consulting Excellence
Paul D’Alessandro, JD, CFRE
President
D’Alessandro, Inc.

 Outstanding Professional Fundraiser – “The Robert J. Smythe Award”
Anna Marie Gewirtz, CFRE
Senior Vice President & Chief of External Affairs
State Theatre New Jersey

 Outstanding Nonprofit Advocate
Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon
New Jersey General Assembly
13th Legislative District

2017 Excellence in Philanthropy Awards Criteria

2017 Excellence in Philanthropy Awards Criteria

Nominator Instructions: When compiling your nomination, please remember that your involvement with the process won’t end with the application. Your organization will be instrumental in ensuring that your nominee is properly acknowledged in the months leading up to our Awards Celebration. AFP-NJ hopes that you will send a core group of supporters to the event and take appropriate recognition pages in the souvenir journal. Nominators will be notified by February 23, 2017 if their nominee(s) have been selected and must notify their nominee within 48 hours. Nominators are responsible for obtaining their nominee’s bio, head shot and coordinating a video shoot with our vendor, CHP Communications, and the Awards Celebration Chairperson by April 7, 2017. You will be assigned an AFP-NJ representative who will work with you to make sure the process is seamless.

All funds raised at the awards celebration will go towards the AFP-NJ Chapter and our efforts to generate the resources needed to fund strategic initiatives that will drive ethical and effective fundraising.

Required Documents

  • You MUST have all the application data available so it can be entered through our online form in one step. You cannot begin your application and return to complete it at a later time.
  • Please review the application and gather all supporting information prior to beginning.
  • We require complete contact information on the nominator, any co-nominators and the organization or individual being nominated.

Outstanding Community Organization Award

This award is presented to a volunteer community group that is dedicated to serving society by assisting non-profits in various capacities or by initiating their program(s) to benefit a local, regional or statewide constituency.

Outstanding Corporation Award

The corporation must demonstrate outstanding commitment to the New Jersey non-profit sector through financial support, community involvement and motivation of others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and to support local initiatives. Corporate foundations are eligible for the award. Previous winners may be re-nominated if it has been at least seven (7) years since they were last recognized.

Outstanding Foundation Award

To qualify, a private foundation must not be affiliated with a corporation and must demonstrate an outstanding commitment to philanthropy and community involvement. Previous winners may be nominated again if it has been at least seven (7) years since they were last recognized.

Outstanding Philanthropist Award

This award is given in two (2) categories based on the fundraising budget size of the nominating organization. The categories are as follows:

  • Philanthropist working with organizations that have fundraising budgets over $1 million.
  • Philanthropist working with organizations that have fundraising budgets of $1 million or less.

Fundraising budgets include support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government sources, but DO NOT include fee-for-service and contract services. Capital and Endowment revenues/donations count as part of the fundraising budget. The nominee should display a quality of leadership and organizational ability in fundraising for non-profit organizations. The recipient must demonstrate a commitment to the advancement of philanthropy as displayed through their participation with non-profit organizations.

Outstanding Young Fundraiser

This award recognizes an outstanding individual or organization that is gaining notability in the field of fundraising. The recipient of this award should demonstrate ingenuity, resourcefulness, creativity and a mastery of philanthropy with less than five years of industry experience.

2017 Award for Consulting Excellence

This award honors an individual consulting professional who demonstrates outstanding skills in working with non-profit organizations. The nominee must demonstrate exceptional skills consulting with clients; successfully work with volunteers and/or staff; serve multiple non-profit charitable organizations; and have worked a minimum of 5 years as a fundraising consultant either as a sole practitioner or working for a firm.

Outstanding Professional Fundraiser – “The Robert J. Smythe Award”

This award recognizes an individual who brings honor, dedication and distinction to the profession. The recipient should exemplify the professional standards set by AFP. Nominees need to have demonstrated at least 10 years’ experience in fundraising and be currently active in the field.

Outstanding Nonprofit Advocate

This award is presented to a New Jersey legislator, community group or individual who has shown exemplary leadership and support in the advocacy of the nonprofit community. Types of advocacy work honored in this category could include: legislative action, systems change, civic engagement, or grass roots advocacy, to name a few.

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Support the 2017 Excellence in Philanthropy Awards

Deadline for ad journal is Friday, April 21, 2017

SPONSORSHIP

Awards Celebration Sponsor: $10,000

Table for 10, Premier Seating
Recognition on Front Cover of Event Program Book
Full Back Cover Ad of Event Program Book
Recognition in Event Signage, Press Releases & Marketing Materials
Corporate Logo Placement on AFP-NJ Website

Awards Video Sponsor: $7,500
Table for 10, Priority Seating
Inside Front Cover Ad in Event Program Book
Recognition in Event Signage, Press Releases & Marketing Materials
Corporate Logo Placement on AFP-NJ Website

Ad Journal Sponsor: $5,000
Table for 10
Inside Back Cover Ad in Event Program Book
Recognition in Event Signage, Press Releases & Marketing Materials
Corporate Logo Placement on AFP-NJ Website

Platinum Sponsor: $3,500
8 Tickets
Full Page Ad in Event Program Book
Recognition in Event Signage, Press Releases & Marketing Materials
Corporate Logo Placement on AFP-NJ Website

Gold Sponsor: $2,500
6 Tickets
Acknowledgment as Gold Sponsor in Event Program Book
Corporate Logo Placement on AFP-NJ Website

Silver Sponsor: $1,500
4 Tickets
Acknowledgment as Silver Sponsor in Event Program Book
Corporate Logo Placement on AFP-NJ Website

Benefactor: $200
1 Ticket
Acknowledgment as Benefactor in Event Program Book

Single Ticket:  $125

AD JOURNAL OPPORTUNITIES

Finished ads must be sized as follows:
Full Page Ad (10½”h x 8”w) $500
Half Page Ad (5”h x 8”w) $300
Quarter Page Ad (5”h x 4”w) $200
Friend Listing $125

Important!
Ads must be saved in high resolution format.
Acceptable formats are JPG or ADOBE files only

Deadline for ad journal is Friday, April 21, 2017