Annual Philanthropy Awards October 18

48th Annual Philanthropy Awards

For 48 years, AFP Chicago has honored the committed, passionate individuals and corporations who work on behalf of the nonprofit organizations that AFP Chicago serves. Our annual awards program recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals, foundations and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers, and fundraising executives who demonstrate high ethical standards and exemplify the philanthropic spirit of our great city.


This year's Annual Philanthropy Awards will be held on Friday, October 18, 2024 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.

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Congratulations to our 2023 Honorees

Joan and Paul Rubschlager

Distinguished Philanthropists Award
Joan and Paul Rubschlager
Honored for their personal commitment to a variety of philanthropic causes, for a minimum of ten years. Read more

Deborah E. Bennett

Professional Grantor Award
Deborah E. Bennett, Polk Bros. Foundation

Awarded to a corporate or foundation giving officer for their professionalism and support to the nonprofit community. Read more

Greg Cameron

Benjamin Franklin Award
Greg Cameron, The Joffrey Ballet

Presented to a fundraising professional for significant achievements in a long career who serves as a role model for our profession. Read more

Pastor Corey B. Brooks

Outstanding Community Leader Award
Pastor Corey B. Brooks, Project H.O.O.D. Communities Development Corporation

Presented to an individual for extraordinary leadership or advocacy resulting in significant change for our community. Read more

Kelsey Malnati Howell

Emerging Philanthropist Award
Kelsey Malnati Howell, Marc and Jeanne Malnati Family Foundation

Honored for their commitment to a variety of philanthropic causes for ten years or less. Read more

Ava Gresser

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award
Ava Gresser

Presented to a youth leader or leaders, or a youth-generated project and its team, having demonstrated a significant impact on the Chicago community. Read more

Jennifer Guzman

Outstanding Volunteer Award
Jennifer Guzman

Presented to an individual who demonstrates exemplary volunteerism through the dedication of significant personal time, talents, and resources fostering a particular organization or group of organizations. Read more

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