Changing the World Awards

National Philanthropy Day spotlights city's most generous givers of time, money and heart

National Philanthropy Day spotlights big givers of time, money, heart

News, National Philanthropy Day Awards, Dec. 2015, Corbey Robertson, Lester Smith, Sue Smith
Corby Robertson, Lester Smith, Sue Smith. Photo courtesy of Association of Fundraising Professionals
News, National Philanthropy Day Awards, Dec. 2015, Dr. Paul Klotman, Dr. Alicia Monroe, John Damonti
Dr. Paul Klotman, Dr. Alicia Monroe, John Damonti. Photo courtesy of Association of Fundraising Professionals
News, National Philanthropy Day Awards, Dec. 2015, Joni Baird, Gini Mithoff
Joni Baird, Gini Mithoff. Photo courtesy of Association of Fundraising Professionals
News, National Philanthropy Day Awards, Dec. 2015, Anne Murphy, Jim Murphy, Peggy Chabaud, Barbara Friedman
Anne Murphy, Jim Murphy, Peggy Chabaud, Barbara Friedman. Photo courtesy of Association of Fundraising Professionals
News, National Philanthropy Day Awards, Dec. 2015, Kim Sterling, the Rev. Kevin Storey
Kim Sterling, the Rev. Kevin Storey. Photo courtesy of Association of Fundraising Professionals
News, National Philanthropy Day Awards, Dec. 2015, Susan Coulter, Judy Howell, Carme Williams
Susan Coulter, Judy Howell, Carme Williams. Photo courtesy of Association of Fundraising Professionals
News, National Philanthropy Day Awards, Dec. 2015, Trish Morille, Susan McEldoon, Melissa Gilbert, Dale Lockett
Trish Morille, Susan McEldoon, Melissa Gilbert, Dale Lockett. Photo courtesy of Association of Fundraising Professionals
News, National Philanthropy Day Awards, Dec. 2015, Mary Williams, Cullen Geiselman, Will Williams
Mary Williams, Cullen Geiselman, Will Williams. Photo courtesy of Association of Fundraising Professionals
News, National Philanthropy Day Awards, Dec. 2015, April Daniel, Bob Charlet, Judy Howell
April Daniel, Bob Charlet, Judy Howell. Photo courtesy of Association of Fundraising Professionals
News, National Philanthropy Day Awards, Dec. 2015, Mary Williams, Will Williams, Carolyn Watson
Mary Williams, Will Williams, Carolyn Watson. Photo courtesy of Association of Fundraising Professionals
News, National Philanthropy Day Awards, Dec. 2015, Corbey Robertson, Lester Smith, Sue Smith
News, National Philanthropy Day Awards, Dec. 2015, Dr. Paul Klotman, Dr. Alicia Monroe, John Damonti
News, National Philanthropy Day Awards, Dec. 2015, Joni Baird, Gini Mithoff
News, National Philanthropy Day Awards, Dec. 2015, Anne Murphy, Jim Murphy, Peggy Chabaud, Barbara Friedman
News, National Philanthropy Day Awards, Dec. 2015, Kim Sterling, the Rev. Kevin Storey
News, National Philanthropy Day Awards, Dec. 2015, Susan Coulter, Judy Howell, Carme Williams
News, National Philanthropy Day Awards, Dec. 2015, Trish Morille, Susan McEldoon, Melissa Gilbert, Dale Lockett
News, National Philanthropy Day Awards, Dec. 2015, Mary Williams, Cullen Geiselman, Will Williams
News, National Philanthropy Day Awards, Dec. 2015, April Daniel, Bob Charlet, Judy Howell
News, National Philanthropy Day Awards, Dec. 2015, Mary Williams, Will Williams, Carolyn Watson

Individuals "who change the world with a giving heart" were recognized at the 29th annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon at the Hilton Americas-Houston where more than 900 supporters gathered for the Association of Fundraising Professionals event.

Sue and Lester were honored with the prestigious Maurice Hirsch Award for Philanthropy while Ginni Mithoff received the award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser. M. Anne Murphy, CFRE with Dini Spheris, received the Byron Welch Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Organizations in the spotlight were the Cullen Trust for Health Care as Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation; Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. honored with the Houston Business Journal Outstanding Large Corporation award; St. Thomas High School recognized for the Outstanding Fundraising Program, More Than $2 Million; Gold Humanism Honor Society at Baylor College of Medicine honored as Outstanding Community Service Organization and KHOU-TV Channel 11 recognized as Outstanding Communications Partner.

The luncheon was chaired by Judy Howell and Susan Coulter.

Participants included AFP-Houston president Carme Williams, Joni Baird, Kim Sterling, Bill Barnett, Melinda Perrin, Clarence Cazalot, Susan McEldoon, Barbara and Corby Robertson, Diane Englet, Dorothy Ables, Dr. Paul Klotman, Joella and Steve Mach and Beth and Rob Wilson.

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