The Greater New Orleans Chapter for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) believes it’s better to give than to receive.

National Philanthropy Day is a day to reflect on what it means to give to others and on what became possible because of it. In New Orleans on November 15, the chapter hosted a champagne reception, luncheon, and award ceremony that recognized the active individuals who contribute to enrich their community.  

Capital One Bank sponsored the celebration. Guests at the patron party were served champagne and canapés. Following the patron party, the Sheraton Hotel catered the event.

WDSU-TV meteorologist Margaret Orr served as Mistress of Ceremonies. The luncheon was elegantly decorated with white hydrangeas and yellow tulips in vases, with black tablecloths on the tables. Guests were also treated to views of the New Orleans skyline from the Armstrong Ballroom.   

Artist David Wortman’s sculptures of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ signature heart detail served as awards.

Award recipients were: Mike Bourg for Oustanding Fundraising Professional; Stephen Stumpf for Outstanding Philanthropist; Paul Spencer for The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation for Outstanding Foundation; Richard “Dick” Treuting for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser; Tommy Faucheaux and Steve Milligan of Dow Chemical for Outstanding Leadership in Corporate Philanthrophy; Bill Weasles of The Blood Center for Oustanding Board of Directors and Kayla Allain and Charlotte “Laney” Langenstein for Outstanding Youth in Philanthrophy.

Event at a Glance
What: 51st annual “National Philanthrophy Day Luncheon,” benefiting the Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals
When: Thursday, November 15
Where: Sheraton Hotel