ATLANTA – November 20, 2018 – ProviDyn®, a provider of IT support, strategy and services for small and medium-sized businesses and nonprofits, attended the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Atlanta Chapter on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Georgia Aquarium - Oceans Ballroom.
This year’s luncheon featured many of the most recognizable names in the nonprofit space including Title Sponsor Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Kiwanis International, The Arthur M. Blank Foundation, Coxe, Curry & Associates along with media sponsors Atlanta Business Chronicle, Living Stories Film & Video, tredeaudesign – communications for nonprofits and WSB-TV.
National Philanthropy Day is an observance designated by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). It is a day to celebrate charitable activities, in the form of donated financial, in-kind and volunteering support. It is celebrated with blog postings by AFP highlighting outstanding charitable activities, as well as luncheons and awards throughout the USA by different AFP chapters.
The association has been celebrating National Philanthropy Day since 1986, when then President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation recognizing November 15th as National Philanthropy Day in the US.
Masters of Ceremonies Justin Farmer and Jovita Moore presided over the following segments:
- Philanthropic Leader Of Tomorrow Award with Hala Moddelmog of Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce presenting the award to Kate Atwood of Kate’s Club
- Remarks From Philanthropy In The Classroom Presenting Sponsor James Ottley of the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta
- Teen Volunteers Of The Year Award with Kaami Nuri of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation presenting awards to Sophie Edwards of Marietta High School, Carson Calahan of The Lovett School and Bailey Diamond of North Atlanta High School
- Volunteer Fundraiser Of The Year Award with Paul Barton of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School presenting the award to Dave Stockert of Post Properties
- Philanthropist Of The Year Award with Tom Johnson, Former CEO of CNN and Los Angeles Times presenting the award to Rex Fuqua, CEO of Fuqua Capital
Spirits were high and festive as guests shared good cheer and a wonderful meal set against the breathtaking backdrop of sharks, whales and other captivating marine life.
Beth Finnerty, President & CEO of Skyland Trail, inspired by the honors awarded to the 2018 Philanthropist Of The Year was effusive in her praise, “Rex’s passion and dedicated hands-on leadership for the last decade have made this (adolescent) program possible. We are incredibly grateful for his partnership and support. His efforts to build an adolescent treatment program in Atlanta will certainly save lives and strengthen families for decades to come.”
As a first-time attendee of the event, ProviDyn Solution Advisor Jed Fearon was bubbly and commented, “I really enjoy being around positive people who are so incredibly motivated to help others. Reminds me why I love having so many nonprofit organizations as clients. I’ll be back next year for sure.”
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