National Philanthropy Day is a celebration of philanthropy - giving, volunteering and charitable engagement - that highlights the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy, and all those involved in the philanthropic process, makes to our society and our world.
National Philanthropy Day® is both an official day and a grassroots movement. Every year, since 1986 when President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed November 15th as National Philanthropy Day®, communities across the globe have celebrated by hosting events to recognize activities of donors, volunteers, foundations, leaders, corporations, and others engaged in philanthropy.
2015 Recipients for National Philanthropy Day:
Laurie S. Silvers: Outstanding Philanthropist
Dorothy L. Lappin and Simon Benson Offit: Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation: Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation
Florida Power & Light: Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
Bank of America: Outstanding Corporate Foundation
Theodore M. Johnson and Vivian R. Johnson/Johnson Scholarship Foundation: Lifetime Achievement/President's Award
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce Kris Lidinsky - Scripps Research Institute and PJ Layng - Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, as our 2015 National Philanthropy Day Co-chairs. This year, the National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon will celebrate its 30th year of honoring Palm Beach County men and women who are "changing the world with a giving heart."
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Merrill L. Bank
William J. Brooks
William R. Burson
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr.
Charles and Jean Brown Fischer
Howard L. Guggenheim
Anita J. Hamilton
Phillip D. Lewis
Dick and Sally Robinson
Cathleen McFarlane Ross
Dorothy Ann Sullivan
Donald E. Warren, M.D.
Leo and Anne Albert
Ronald & Kathy Assaf
Yvonne S. Boice
John J. Brogan
Lawrence J. and Florence A. De George
Countess Henrietta De Hoernle
George and Wilma Elmore
Celia Lipton Farris
Mary Alice Fortin
Barry and Florence Friedberg
Jerome and Barbara Golden
Richard and Pat Johnson
Linda R. Kaminow
Eugene and Christine Lynn
Robert M. Montgomery, Jr.
Helen K. Persson
Deborah and Harry Sargeant III
Charles E. Schmidt
Harold and Patricia Toppel
Mrs. Harold P. Whitmore
Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation/Organization
American Culinary Federation (ACF)
Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea (Mission and Outreach Committee)
The Breakers, Palm Beach
Brown Distributing Company, Inc.
Chase Manhattan Private Bank
First Union Foundation for First Union National Bank
The Honda Classic and Children’s Healthcare Charity, Inc.
IBM Boca Raton
International Society of Palm Beach
Jarden Consumer Solutions
Northern Trust Bank of Florida, N.A.
Palm Beach Harley Owners Group
The Palm Beach Post
The Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Ft. Lauderdale Palm Beach
Publix Super Markets, Inc.
The George W. Jenkins Foundation
Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.
Toshiba Business Solutions
U.S. Trust Company of Florida
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation
Arthur I. and Sydelle Meyer Foundation
Barnett Bank of Palm Beach County Foundation
C. Kenneth and Laura Baxter Foundation
The Samuel J. and Connie M. Frankino Charitable Foundation
The A.D. Henderson Foundation
J. M. Rubin Foundation
The Esther B. O’Keeffe Foundation
The Lattner Family Foundation
The Lost Tree Village Charitable Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Office Depot Foundation
Palm Healthcare Foundation
The Picower Foundation
The Sexauer Foundation
The Gertrude E. Skelly Charitable Foundation
Walter and Adi Blum Foundation
Wycliffe Charities Foundation
Outstanding Planned Giving/Legacy Honoree
Lemuel R. Boulware
George D. Cornell
Kelly Rev. Trust Marj and Pop Kelly
Isabel Collier Read
Lotte French Lewis
Lifetime Achievement/President's Award
John J. Brogan
Alexander W. Dreyfoos
Countess Henrietta de Hoernle
Lansing, Lacy, Hutcheon Group at Merrill Lynch
Helen K. Persson