2018 Austin Philanthropy Day honorees announced

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On Tuesday, October 10, eight outstanding philanthropists were announced at the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Austin Chapter’s annual Reveal Reception at Hotel Van Zandt.

The honorees will be celebrated at AFP’s annual Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon on February 8, 2018, at the JW Marriott in Austin. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the highly anticipated luncheon to congratulate the honorees. The reveal reception was generously sponsored by the Austin American Statesman and the luncheon’s presenting sponsor is South Texas Money Management.

The honorees include:

Outstanding Philanthropists:

NANCY AND NYLE MAXWELL
Nominated by Seton Foundation, Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation

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Outstanding Philanthropic Large Corporation:

APPLIED MATERIALS
Nominated by Breakthrough Central Texas

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Outstanding Philanthropic Small or Medium Corporation:

TITO’S HANDMADE VODKA
Nominated by Seton Foundation, Miracle Foundation

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Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation/Organization:

ST. DAVID’S FOUNDATION
Nominated by YMCA of Austin, AGE of Central Texas

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser:

MAC McELWRATH
Nominated by KIPP Austin Public Schools

Kelly Davidson Memorial Outstanding Philanthropic Youth:

SPENCER SARTIN
Nominated by The LIVESTRONG Foundation, Cyclists Combating Cancer

See “Childhood Cancer Survivor Spencer Sartin Lives Strong”

Outstanding Fundraising Professional:

DONNA EMERY
Nominated by Christie Bybee, ABE Charitable Foundation Inc.

Special Recognition:

DR. PASCAL (PAT) FORGIONE, JR.
Nominated by The Christi Center

Nominations were submitted from nonprofits and the general public throughout the greater Austin community to acknowledge the outstanding achievements by individuals, corporations, foundations, youth and nonprofit organizations whose contributions made an impact on our community. All honorees were chosen by a volunteer awards selection committee comprised of previous winners and selected community leaders.

For more information about the Philanthropy Day Luncheon, please visit AFP Austin.

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