Philanthropists to be honored

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Local donors are being honored Thursday night as part of National Philanthropy Day.

The event is being hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Coastal Georgia Chapter and takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Marshall House.

These people have been nominated for their philanthropic contributions in our community and will be recognized at the event:

  • Outstanding Philanthropic Individual: Bob Paddison
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation (Big business): Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Corporations (Small business): Metalcrafts Inc. and NLaws Produce
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Youth: Cora Garola and April Lucas

The group will also recognize the 25 outstanding honorees who have been nominated by fellow community members.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the 25th anniversary of National Philanthropy Day.

Tickets are $10 at the door and include hors d'oeuvres and wine. For more information about AFP or membership, contact Nikole Layton at 912.350.7641. 

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