Honorees Announced for 2023 National Philanthropy Day Awards

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Association of Fundraising Professionals Mahoning-Shenango Chapter has announced the 2023 honorees for the local National Philanthropy Day Award celebration.

This year’s honorees are:

  • Outstanding Philanthropists: Dr. Chander and Karen Kholi.
  • Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist: Rick’s Ranchwear.
  • Outstanding Small Business Philanthropist: Birdfish Brewing Co.
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Dr. Sergul Erzurum.
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraising Group: Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.
  • Outstanding Youth Philanthropist: Macenzee Gaal.
  • Legacy Award (presented posthumously): Dr. Richard A. Shale.

National Philanthropy Day acknowledges the impact of philanthropy and recognizes the people and organizations that have embraced philanthropy as a way of life.

The local celebration will take place at 11 a.m. Nov. 16 at the Eastwood Event Centre, 5577 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles. The celebration recognizes local individuals, businesses and organizations whose philanthropic efforts have strengthened and enriched the Mahoning and Shenango valleys.

Reservations are required for the event. The cost is $40 per person and $320 for a table of eight. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. 

For more information, visit the AFP Mahoning-Shenango Chapter website or contact one of the event co-chairs: Leah Sakacs at 330 261 2631 or leah.sakacs@gmail.com; or Rebecca Davis at 330 743 1711, ext. 1309, or rebeccadavis@butlerart.com.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.