National Philanthropy Day Celebration

Sallie Byrd, Bunny Bastian & Ilene Zweig

In a glorious garden setting overlooking Biscayne Bay, Bunny Bastian, 2009 Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year, hosted the 2014 National Philanthropy Day honorees: Sonja Zuckerman, Lifetime Achievement; The Miami Foundation, Outstanding Grantmaker, represented by Julie Bindbeutal and Rebecca Mandelbaum; Macy’s, Julia Tuttle Outstanding Corporate Citizen, represented by Exec. VP and Regional Director of SE, Darlene Hines.

Chaired by Sallie Byrd, Melanie Cohen, and Ilene Zweig, the celebration was part of the Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day festivities. Guests were feted with hors d’oeuvres created by A Joy Wallace Catering and wines donated by YaYa Wines.

Other special guests included Ruth Shack, former CEO of Dade Community Foundation and the first partner in NPD; John Richard, CEO, Adrienne Arsht Center and Mike Eidson, Chair of Arsht Center; Marile & Jorge Luis Lopez, 2013 honorees; Rob Bowlby, President BB & T South Florida and 2012 honorees; philanthropists Toni and Carl Randolph; Barbara Norland, NPD Co-Chair; Richard Lehrman, AFP chair elect, David Skipp, FIU major gifts officer; Victoria Champion, Barry U major gifts officer; Laurie Zapeltel and Isabelle Pike representing the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.