2011 National Philanthropy Day
Sponsored by AFP Suncoast Chapter and Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

On November 16, 2011 The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Suncoast Chapter honored individuals and organizations that, through their tireless work and dedication to philanthropy, have improved the quality of life in our community. We were thrilled to have more than 600 attendees celebrating the spirit of giving while community leaders who have set an example for others were highlighted.

Emceed by Gayle Sierens of WFLA-TV News Channel 8, the event honored community leaders in seven categories, including Philanthropist of the Year:
  • Dr. Zena Lansky, nominated by David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Science & Industry and Ruth Eckerd Hall.
  • Mosaic Company, Philanthropic Corporation of the Year (nominated by The Florida Aquarium, Hillsborough Education Foundation and Tampa Bay History Center)
  • Phillies Florida, Philanthropic Small Business of the Year (nominated by Suncoast Hospice Foundation and Morton Plant Mease Foundation)
  • Kay Dillinger, Gayle Sierens Volunteer of the Year (nominated by PACE Center for Girls, Inc.
  • Silver Coffee Committee, Spirit of Philanthropy (nominated by the Children’s Home Society of Florida)
  • PEACE Volunteer Center at The University of Tampa, Philanthropic Service Organization of the Year (nominated by The University of Tampa)
  • Jacob Rice, Youth in Philanthropy (nominated by Metropolitan Ministries).
  • Daniel T. Gura, VP Development and University Relations for the University of Tampa, 2011 Lloyd Horton Lifetime Achievement Award
2011 Presenting Sponsor
2011 Award Sponsors

Wells Fargo
Akerman Senterfitt
Tampa Bay Metro Magazine

2011 Platinum Sponsors

University Community Hospital Foundation, Inc.
Chapters Health System, Inc.
Moffitt Cancer Center
Suncoast Hospice
University of South Florida
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

2011 Distinguished Sponsors

St. Petersburg Free Clinic
HPH Hospice Foundation
University of South Florida
Saint Leo University
Ruth Eckerd Hall
The University of Tampa
Academy of Holy Names
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Tampa Preparatory School
Your Nonprofit Advisor
Hillsborough Education Foundation
The Florida Aquarium
Children’s Dream Fund
PACE Center for Girls, Inc.
Phillies Florida, LLC
Children’s Home Society of Florida
Metropolitan Ministries

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