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AFP Berks Regional Chapters Announces National Philanthropy Day Honorees

Oct 12, 2017 • by AFP Berks

BERKS COUNTY, PA – On Friday, November 17, 2017 the Berks County Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will celebrate their 11th Annual National Philanthropy Day® at the DoubleTree located at 701 Penn Street, Reading, PA. Breakfast begins at 7:30 am and the program commences at 8:00 am.

The annual breakfast honors individuals, businesses, and volunteers for their extraordinary philanthropic achievements in Berks County.

2017 National Philanthropy Day Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement: Al Boscov, in memoriam

Outstanding Philanthropist: Dick and Angela Ehst

Nominated by: Berks Encore

Outstanding Volunteer: Steve and Stacey Putt

Nominated by:  Breast Cancer Support Services

Outstanding Corporation or Business: Quaker Maid Meats

Nominated by: Humane Pennsylvania

Outstanding Small Business: Reading Orthodontic Group

Nominated by:   John Paul II Center

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy: Compassionate Kids Club

Nominated by:  Caron Foundation

Outstanding Fundraising Professional: Becky Burton

Nominated by:  John Paul II Center for Special Learning

Ticket information and sponsorship opportunities for the event can be found at

About National Philanthropy Day: The AFP Berks Regional Chapter kicked off its inaugural National Philanthropy Day® event in November 2007 to celebrate those who change the world with their gifts and their spirit of philanthropy in Berks County and surrounding communities.  Proceeds from the AFP Berks Regional Chapters National Philanthropy Day ® provides local fundraising professionals with financial support to participate in local, regional, and national workshops, conferences, and seminars. 

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