November 10, 2017

Local Leaders in Philanthropy Honored for their Contributions

Once again, the Las Vegas community shows their generous spirit

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas’ most philanthropic-minded volunteers, community leaders and development professionals will Celebrate and Elevate Philanthropy as the Las Vegas chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP Las Vegas) honors the winners of the 2017 National Philanthropy Day® Awards, Tuesday, Nov. 14, Grand Ballroom, Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, 3000 Paradise Road.  Individual tickets are $70 and a table of 10 is $600. 

According to Association of Fundraising Professionals, 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 contributions of donors, volunteers, foundations, leaders, corporations, and others engaged in philanthropy.

Winners are selected by the AFP Las Vegas Philanthropy Day awards committee who vetted several hundred nominations for seven categories including Outstanding Philanthropist, Outstanding Youth Philanthropist, Outstanding Corporation, Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Development Professional, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, and Outstanding Foundation.

“This year it was difficult to select the winners as we had so many outstanding nominations,” said Sylvia Wolf, chair for National Philanthropy Day® Las Vegas.  “We’re truly humbled by the impact these winners have made in our community.”

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2017 National Philanthropy Day Winners

Janice Allen, Outstanding Philanthropist, Janice Allen, nominated for her deep devotion and commitment to the arts.

Constandina “Dina” Ciulla, Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy nominated for her involvement with the Southern Nevada chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Findlay Automotive Group, Outstanding Corporation, nominated for their outstanding commitment to our community’s non-profits with their Community Spotlight program.

Caleen Norrod Johnson, Lifetime Achievement, nominated for her lifetime commitment to changing the lives of people in each community where she has lived and worked.

Pam Lang, Outstanding Development Professional, nominated for her unwavering dedication to the mission of Spread the Word Nevada.

Stacey Wedding, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, nominated for her consistent need to help change lives and her commitment to volunteerism.

Elaine P. Wynn Family Foundation, Outstanding Foundation, nominated for her focus on elevating the impact of philanthropy in Southern Nevada and for her lifelong altruism.

About Association of Fundraising Professionals Las Vegas Chapter

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), an individual member association, advances philanthropy through education, training and advocacy based on research, a code of ethical principles and standards of professional practice. The mission of AFP’s Las Vegas Chapter is to provide professional growth, education and affiliation for members. AFP Las Vegas seeks to create and maintain an environment where differences in background, experience and perspective are valued, and individuals are treated with dignity, fairness and respect.

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