“Every November, the Association of Fundraising Professionals celebrates National Philanthropy Day, recognizing the generous contributions of individuals and organizations to worthy causes large and small. The Greater Detroit Chapter throws one of the nation’s largest local celebrations, paying tribute to local philanthropists, volunteers and fundraisers.” – Detroit Public TV
To maintain health and safety during Coronavirus, On November 22nd, The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter, hosted a celebration on Detroit Public TV, rather than in-person, to pay tribute and celebrate many of Detroit’s most recognized and appreciated philanthropists, volunteers, and fundraisers. The program was called “National Philanthropy Day 2020: Rising to the Challenge Together” and aired from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Detroit Public TV on Sunday, November 22nd.
“National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside during the month of November, with the purpose of recognizing the great contributions of philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – to the enrichment of our world.” – Association of Fundraising Professionals. Learn more here.
The full program can be watched on the Detroit Public TV Youtube channel above
Although not everyone could be named during the program, select supporters of Matrix Human Services were notified that they have been chosen for this year’s distinguished celebration as appreciation for their commitment to Matrix.
Those chosen were Matrix Human Services board members Jan Cardwell and Paul Rentenbach as well as distinguished artists and Artworks supporters Priscilla Phifer and Jeff Cancelosi. Each supporter was featured in the annual National Philanthropy Day, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Detroit Chapter report which can be viewed here.
You can also read their profiles from the report below