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Congratulations to our 2014 Leadership Award winners:

Outstanding Philanthropist – Jan & Tom Lewis
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser – Kerry Raymond
Outstanding Corporation/Foundations – Sprouts Markets
Outstanding Fundraising Executive – Lorraine Frias
Outstanding Youth – Camrae McManaman
Outstanding Media – KTVK 3TV

Join us on November 13th to honor our winners at this special event!

30th Annual Philanthropy Leadership Awards
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
7575 East Princess Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona, 85255  

For any questions please call our chapter office at 480-947-3459 or email

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Individual tickets and Tables of 10 are now available, please click here to purchase today. 


Nominations are rolling in for the 2014 Spirit of Philanthropy Awards! 

Why not honor that special person who has helped your organization this year by nominating him/her? The award was created in 1991 to provide charitable organizations the opportunity to honor someone within or close to their organization who truly exemplifies the “spirit of philanthropy.” 

The AFP Philanthropy Leadership Awards Dinner is Thursday, November 13, 2014.  The annual awards ceremony and event serve to recognize and celebrate Arizona’s finest fundraisers, volunteers, philanthropists, corporations, and media who serve our community through their dedication of resources, time and generosity.

Spirit of Philanthropy submissions are due by Monday, September 1, 2014. 

Click here to download the 2014 Spirit of Philanthropy Award form.

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