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2023 National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Celebration

November 10, 2023

Parkview Mirro Center for Research & Innovation

Event Center

10622 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46845

Registration Opens - 7:30 am

Breakfast, Award Presentation, and Keynote Speaker - 8:00 to 9:30 am

Individual Tickets:

AFP Member Ticket - $35

Non-Member Ticket - $45

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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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Meet Your Presenter


Dawn Brown

President & CEO | Community Foundation of Grant County

Founder & CEO | dawn brown creative, llc

Dawn Brown is an educator by trade and has continued teaching even after completing her Master’s Degree in Management. She began her professional development career as the National Implementation Manager for Vivendi-Universal, where she instructed educators across the country. Dawn joined the Community Foundation of Grant County, Indiana, in 2005 as a Development Officer and became the President/CEO in 2012. She’s been recognized for her community-building work as an ATHENA Award recipient, the OCRA Award winner for Indiana Main Street Volunteer of the Year, and as a beneficiary of Indiana Wesleyan University’s 2020 Tony Maidenberg Community Service Award. When she’s not changing her little corner of the world, Dawn reads nonfiction to continue her quest of lifelong learning, writes a blog about nonprofit marketing, communication, and stewardship at, and develops marketing content at dawn brown creative llc.—all while figuring out how to become the philanthropic Leslie Knope!

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