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National Philanthropy Day

Celebrate Philanthropy on Tuesday, November 14!   

Registration is now open - To register, click here 

For more information, contact Barb Schramm, Sheila Rainey or Neal Engelman.  

National Philanthropy Day is the special day set aside to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy – and to pay tribute to those remarkable individuals actively living philanthropically in our community – recognizing their life-changing contributions in our lives, our community, and our world.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Southern Minnesota Chapter invite you to our National Philanthropy Day Celebration. Come for the ENTIRE DAY to learn ways to improve your fundraising skills, or simply join us for the AWARDS LUNCHEON.

We will be honoring outstanding achievements by individual, foundation and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers and professional fundraisers. 


Rochester Apache Kahler, 1517 16th Street Southwest, Rochester, Minnesota 55902

Schedule of Events

8:30 – 11:30 am - Morning Workshop: "Raising larger gifts by asking about asking"

1:30 – 3:30 pm - Afternoon workshop: "Intentional Board members"


Registration package - $100 for entire day

$60/ morning session    $25/ afternoon session

$25/Awards Luncheon (Table of 8 discounted at $175)

About Our Presenter

Kent Stroman, Institute of Conversational Fundraising, is regarded as America's ASKing Coach, is a talented speaker insightful advisor, effective communicator and author of Asking about Asking: Mastering the Art of Conversational Fundraising, a groundbreaking guide for securing major gifts. Kent's purpose in life is to Equip, Inspire and Encourage and he accomplishes this through speaking, writing, teaching, consulting and coaching.

Stroman's career spans over 35 years of service in the philanthropic sector including higher education and private consulting in Fundraising, Board Governance, Strategic Planning and Leadership Development. He holds numerous credentials including Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). He is a frequent speaker and presenter to regional, national and international audiences.


2017 National Philanthropy Day Award Recipients

Outstanding Philanthropists - Fred & Roxanne Ziecina

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy - Christie Greason

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization - Knutson Construction Services

President's Award for Outstanding Philanthropists - Sisters of Saint Francis


Special Thanks to our 2017 sponsors!


Home Federal Savings Bank

OMC Regional Foundation

Rochester Area Community Foundation


Sterling State Bank

Think Mutual Bank

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

United Way of Olmsted County