The 2015 National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon Presented by Florida International University

Hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Miami Chapter

Paul and Swanee DiMare

Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 11 a.m.
Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami

The Miami Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals initiated one of the first National Philanthropy Days in 1985. It is now celebrated around the world, furthering the tradition of honoring the local philanthropic community.

In partnership with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, The Miami Foundation and the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, AFP Miami will celebrate its 30th anniversary and host the 2015 National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, presented by Florida International University, on November 12, 2015, at Jungle Island.

The day will be specially designed to recognize and honor the great contributions individuals active in Miami’s philanthropic community have made to our lives, our local community and our world. To celebrate AFP’s 30th anniversary, the program will also feature a special look back in time at our city’s philanthropic milestones.

Alberto Ibarguen, Knight Foundation

The 2015 honorees are:

Outstanding Philanthropists
Dr. & Mrs. Herbert Wertheim

James W. McLamore Outstanding Volunteer Awards
Lewis “S” Mike Eidson and Ann Machado

Outstanding Grant Maker Award
United Way of Miami-Dade

The Julia Tuttle Award for Community Involvement and Corporate Citizenship
Miami Marlins

Reflecting the philanthropic history of Miami and the 30th anniversary theme, two special awards will also be presented at the luncheon:

Lewis “S” Mike Eidson and Ann Machado

Champion of Philanthropy
Alberto Ibarguen, Knight Foundation

Lifetime Achievement Award
Paul and Swanee DiMare

The 2015 Luncheon is co-chaired by AFP Miami board members Barbara Norland and Amy Powers. Registration and seating begin at 11 a.m., and the program will start promptly at noon. The event draws over 500 guests who gather to recognize, celebrate and highlight our community’s top donors, volunteers, foundations and other individuals and organizations involved in philanthropy.

Dr. & Mrs. Herbert Wertheim

Individual tickets are $75, and sponsorships range from $750 to $15,000. Email the co-chairs for more information at

About AFP Miami

AFP Miami was founded in 1975 to advance the field of fundraising by promoting the highest ethical standards and professional practices throughout the local nonprofit sector. AFP Miami has a membership of more than 100 talented and well-respected fundraising professionals who abide by AFP’s Code of Ethical Principles and Standards.

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