On Thursday, Nov. 3, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Detroit Chapter hosted National Philanthropy Day to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy to the enrichment of the world. National Philanthropy Day was originally conceived of and organized by Douglas Freeman in the 1980s.
The Detroit Regional Chamber congratulates the Chamber members, partners, and leaders past and present who were honored at the event. See below for the 2022 AFP National Philanthropy Day award recipients:
- The Max M. Fisher Award for Outstanding Philanthropist is presented to an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional philanthropic generosity whose demonstrated philanthropic commitment encourages others to take leadership roles in philanthropy.
- Honoree: Chamber Board of Directors Member Carla Walker-Miller, founder and chief executive officer, Walker-Miller Energy Services LLC; nominated by Autism Alliance of Michigan
- The Outstanding Corporation Award is presented to a corporation or its corporate foundation for demonstrating outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and community involvement.
- Honoree: Chamber member and partner DTE Energy; nominated by Oakland University
- The Edmund T. Ahee Jewel Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, in memory of Edmund T. Ahee, is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in volunteer fundraising and in coordinating and motivating groups of volunteers for major fundraising projects for more than one nonprofit organization.
- Honoree: Former Chamber Board of Directors Member John Carter; nominated by Forgotten Harvest
- The Spirit of Philanthropy Award is given to an organization, corporation, or to one or more individuals to acknowledge those that have made outstanding contributions to the philanthropic culture of the community, especially in times of need. The recipient has contributed to the community by giving time, resources, and financial support in innovative ways that creates lasting impact and sets an example for the community.
- Honoree: Former Chamber Board of Directors Chair Dennis Archer Sr., chairman and chief executive officer, Dennis W. Archer PLLC; chairman emeritus, Dickinson Wright, PLLC; nominated by Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
- The Neal Shine Award for Media Commitment to Philanthropy is presented to individuals with media activity focusing on building communities, demonstrating a consistent ethical foundation, showing a commitment to and success in making metropolitan Detroit a better place to live, and developing leadership and personal involvement in others.
- Honoree: Chamber partner Chuck Stokes, editorial director, WXYZ-TV; nominated by Nonprofit Personnel Network
- The George W. Romney Award for Lifetime Achievement in Volunteerism is given annually to one or more persons who have contributed many years of service to the community and who have simultaneously exhibited quality fundraising and personal giving, offering inspiration to others, and contributing their time and energies to charities of their choice.
- Honoree: Former Chamber Board of Directors Chair Ben Maibach, chief community officer, Barton Malow Company; nominated by YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit
- The Special Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Philanthropy Award is a special award for 2022.
- Honoree: Chamber partner Peter Remington, founder and chief executive officer, The Remington Group; nominated by The Development Group