Picture of 2018 Philanthropy Awards Luncheon Stage with Mary and Mark Thompson of Country Club Bank

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.

2019 Philanthropy Awards Nominations

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their work in Kansas City? Nominate an Honoree!

More information on 2019 nominations will be available in Fall 2018.

We've recognized over 100 community leaders in Kansas City.
View Past Award Recipients

2018 Luncheon

We appreciate all of our sponsors and guests that helped us celebrate generosity in Kansas City on May 16, 2018.

Thank you to our Luncheon Chairs, Mary T. O'Connor and Mark C. Thompson with Country Club Bank.


Tom Isenberg, John Isenberg and Carol Barnett
Philanthropists of the Year

Jeffrey Bentley
Nonprofit Professional of the Year

Kevin Connor
Volunteer of the Year

H&R Block
Business Philanthropist of the Year

Randy & Cheryl Reinhardt
Emerging Philanthropists of the Year

Jeremy Lillig
Emerging Nonprofit Professional of the Year

Nicole Jacobs-Silvey
Emerging Volunteer of the Year

Women's Foundation & City of Kansas City, Missouri
Excellence In Collaboration

United Way 2-1-1 of Greater Kansas City
Excellence In Impact


For questions about the Luncheon or nominations, please contact events@npconnect.org.