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2022 National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Celebration

November 1, 2022

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Conference Center

4000 Parnell Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Registration Opens - 8:00 am

Breakfast, Award Presentation, and Keynote Speaker - 8:30 to 10 am

Individual Tickets:

AFP Member Ticket - $25

Non-Member Ticket - $35

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On National Philanthropy Day (NPD), we celebrate the extraordinary change that fundraising and philanthropy have helped to create in our world!

What Is National Philanthropy Day?

National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside on the fifteenth of November. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world.

NPD was originally conceived of and organized by Douglas Freeman in the 1980s, and the first official events held in 1986 after President Reagan signed the official NPD proclamation. The 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. 

Last year, more than 130 AFP chapters held NPD events and activities across North America. In addition, AFP launched #NPDLove and the website, a global social media outreach and awareness campaign to engage the global charitable sector, the philanthropic community, and the public in activities to demonstrate “love of humankind” and highlight how they (or their organization) are helping to change the world.

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2022 Keynote:
Addressing Mental Health and Ending Stigma in the Workplace: Taking the Next Step, Moving from Awareness to Action!

The need to support employee mental health and wellness in the nonprofit sector has reached a critical point. Leaders today are faced with supporting a workforce dealing with an unprecedented amount of anxiety, isolation, and mental exhaustion. Come learn how to cultivate an environment of acceptance and inclusion to support employee mental health and wellness. 

Meet Your Presenter

2022 Keynote Speaker
Ian Adair
Director of Leadership Development
and Credentialing | AFP Global


Ian Adair has spent a career building successful nonprofits. He is a three time nonprofit CEO, TEDx speaker, and recognized expert in leadership, fundraising, and nonprofit management. Over his 25 year career he has raised tens of millions of dollars, managed and supervised dozens of boards and volunteer committees, and presented at more than 150 conferences and events around the world. Ian is on a mission to change the conversation around mental health from one that condemns and diminishes those suffering to one of empathy and support. He is one of the leading voices in a movement to encourage nonprofit and corporate leaders to take bold action to support the health and wellbeing of our workforce. Ian is the author of the book, Stronger Than Stigma. A Call to Action: Stories of Grief, Loss, and Inspiration!

Ian is the former Executive Director of the Gracepoint Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Gracepoint, the largest behavioral health organization in the state of Florida. Gracepoint impacts the lives of more than 30,000 individuals (children and adults) each year in the Tampa Bay region seeking mental health, addiction, and medical services. Ian will start his new role as Director of Leadership Development and Credentialing at the Association of Fundraising Professional global office in late September. 

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