National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon To Be Held in Person

Community leaders will celebrate philanthropy on November 9

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The annual Association of Fundraising Professionals of Southeastern Wisconsin (AFPSEWI) National Philanthropy luncheon is back! After convening virtually last year due to the pandemic, local community leaders will gather in person on Tuesday, November 9 at the Pfister Hotel to celebrate the power and impact of philanthropy. 

This year’s theme, Meeting the Moment, pays tribute to the philanthropists, volunteers, organizations, and development professionals who rose to the occasion—in the midst of the pandemic—to make our community a better place for all. A highlight of the event will be the awards presentation honoring the following leaders who exemplify the best of our Milwaukee community:

Bob Dohmen
Evan P. Helfaer Donor Award
Nominated by the Zoological Society of Milwaukee

A. Bela Maroti
Leave a Legacy Award
Nominated by LSS Foundation

Stephanie Guy and Autumn Mays
Philanthropic Youth of Today Award
Nominated by the Fund Development Corporation

Sarah Malchow
Scott M. Cutlip Professional Fundraiser Award
Nominated by Cedar Community

John Kissinger
Todd Wehr Volunteer Award
Nominated by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet
Wisconsin Organization Philanthropy Award
Nominated by Children’s Wisconsin

Marybeth Budisch
Trailblazer Award
Nominated by AFPSEWI Board of Directors

Elizabeth O’Hara is the chair and Amanda Stahmann is the vice chair of this year's National Philanthropy Day luncheon. “This is the premier annual event for AFP, and a gathering that brings together leaders from the nonprofit, corporate, education, and government sectors,” commented O’Hara. “I’m thrilled we can celebrate in person again this year.”

Added Stahmann, “This is such a fun event each year, and one of the best parts is seeing friends and colleagues from across the community. I want to reassure our guests that our committee has worked hard over the course of the last year to plan a great event, and we took great care to put COVID protocols in place so people can experience it safely.”

Visit to register for National Philanthropy Day. Individual tickets are $95, and table sponsorships for tables of 10 are still available, starting at $1,000.