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WNC fundraisers to celebrate Philanthropy Day

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Western North Carolina Chapter is celebrating National Philanthropy Day in a virtual event at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, that will honor Horizon Heating & Air of Hendersonville and others.

National Philanthropy Day is a special day to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those active in the philanthropic community – make to our lives, communities and world. More than 130 AFP chapters across the country, including the Western North Carolina chapter, will celebrate the importance of philanthropy and recognize those who are doing extraordinary work in our communities.

The 2021 recipients of WNC National Philanthropy Awards are:

  • Outstanding Philanthropists – Tricia Wilson
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser – W. Stell Huie
  • Outstanding Businesses in Philanthropy – Prestige Subaru and Horizon Heat & Air
  • Outstanding Fundraising Executive – Eleanor Ashton
  • Summit Award – Dr. Joseph Fox

For more information about AFP and National Philanthropy Day and to reserve a seat at the free virtual event, visit or email