This award honors an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles on a community, national, and/or international level.
Nominations will be considered based on the following criteria:
Description of participation in and gift support of non-profit organizations in the community, nationally, and/or internationally.
Description of philanthropic support of innovative approaches to solving problems.
Evidence of encouragement and motivation given to others to take leadership roles in philanthropy (e.g., challenge gifts, matching gifts, volunteering).
Please see the AFP-NNE website for further details.
Outstanding Philanthropist Award Recipients:
2023 Paula Miles
2022 John Hubbard and the Hubbard Family
2019 Rona and Ken Purdy
2018 Donna and Jake Carpenter
2017 Robert and Susan Werner Thoresen
2016 Howsie Stewart
2015 Antonio B. Pomerleau
2014 Alex Ray
2013 Margot Milliken
2012 Bill and Jane Stetson
2011 Wayne and Deborah Granquist
2010 Constance "Connie" King Barnes
2009 Jude Blake