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2017 Honorees


Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Overture Center for the Arts.

Philanthropy Day
Honoring those who change the world with a giving heart

National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—have made to our lives, our communities, and our world. This year marks the 30th event for the AFP Greater Madison Chapter. The luncheon gives the entire community the opportunity to celebrate remarkable contributions—and the people and organizations making a difference—that make the Madison region so extraordinary. 

This year's honorees have made significant financial contributions along with contributions of time and talent. They are helping our non-profit community create positive change and make a difference in the lives of those around us. Thank you.


Outstanding Small Business

Mounds Pet Food Warehouse
Nominated by: Dane County Humane Society


Outstanding Business

Nominated by: American Players Theatre


Outstanding Philanthropic Organization

 UnityPoint Health-Meriter Foundation
Nominated by: Meriter's Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital


Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Connie Beam, Senior Advisor, Planned Giving, Wisconsin Public Radio
Nominated by: Peter Lundberg


Outstanding Individual Philanthropists

Susan and Andy North
Nominated by: UW Carbone Cancer Center

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Rick Langer
Nominated by: Agrace


Lifetime Achievement

Dale and Lila Ann Mathwich
Nominated by: Olbrich Botanical Society, United Way of Dane County, American Family Children’s Hospital & UW Health