• Philanthropy Awards Luncheon Nonprofit Connect
  • Philanthropy Awards Luncheon

  • With more than 1,000 members of the nonprofit and business community attending every year, the Philanthropy Awards Luncheon is Kansas City's oldest and largest celebration of giving. The funds raised at the Luncheon allow Nonprofit Connect to continue to offer education, resources and networking so that area nonprofit organizations can more effectively achieve their missions.

  • Call for Nominations

    Who makes a difference in our community? Help Nonprofit Connect honor those who embody the spirit of giving in Kansas City. Nominate an individual, business or organization for the 34th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon.

    Nomination deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3.

    If you have questions about the nomination form or criteria, please contact Branden Haralson at 816-888-5600 or bharalson@npconnect.org.


  • Nomination Process

    Step 1. Read the 2018 Nomination Criteria & Past Recipients.

    Step 2. Complete an online Nomination Form.

      -  Click here for the Nomination Form for Excellence in Impact or Excellence in Collaboration Awards.

      -  Click here for the Nomination Form for all other awards.


    Nominations are considered active for two years. If you completed a nomination in Fall 2016, your nomination is still eligible for consideration this year. If you would like to update your eligible nomination, please contact Branden Haralson at bharalson@npconnect.org or 816-888-5600.


    Philanthropy Award Categories

  • Philanthropist of the Year
    Emerging Philanthropist of the Year
    Business Philanthropist of the Year

  • Nonprofit Professional of the Year
    Emerging Nonprofit Professional of the Year
    Volunteer of the Year

  • Emerging Volunteer of the Year
    Excellence in Collaboration
    Excellence in Impact