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AFP Berks Regional Chapter announces local National Philanthropy Day Award Recipients

Oct 17, 2018 • by AFP Berks

BERKS COUNTY, PA – On Friday, November 9, 2018 the Berks County Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will celebrate their 12th Annual National Philanthropy Day® at the Crowne Plaza in Reading, PA. The annual breakfast honors individuals, corporations, foundations and volunteers for their extraordinary philanthropic achievements in Berks County. Breakfast begins at 7:30 am and the program commences at 8:00 AM.

2018 National Philanthropy Day Award Recipients:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Frank A. Franco

Outstanding Philanthropist

Dr. Deborah Patt

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Michele Albright

Outstanding Corporation

Customers Bank

Outstanding Small Business Award

Queen City Family Restaurant

Outstanding Foundation

Reading Musical Foundation

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

Mia Huber, Wyomissing School District

Outstanding Fundraising Executive

Tami Shimp, CFRE Berks Nature

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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