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2016 National Philanthropy Day Awardees


Congratulations to the 2016 NPD awardees who have improved the lives of others through their commitment to our community. They will be honored at the awards luncheon on November 10th. Sponsorships are still available and there is an opportunity to include a congratulatory message in the program. To become a sponsor, purchase tables, or tickets  click here.


Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist 

Verizon Wireless/Verizon Foundation

nominated by The Cocoon Shelter


Outstanding Foundation 

Toledo Community Foundation

nominated by Partners in Education


Outstanding Fundraising Professional 

Mary Westphal

nominated by Karen Ridenour


Outstanding Media Outlet or Best Nonprofit Media Coverage 

TRE, Inc. - Tony Rios Enterprises 

nominated by Lourdes University



Outstanding Philanthropist 

The Charles J. and Mariann Dana Younger Family 

nominated by The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation 


Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser 

Michael and Michelle Osborne 

nominated by ProMedica Foundations / ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital Foundation 


Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy - Ages 5-17 

Hunter Gandee 

nominated by Bedford Public Schools 


Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy - Ages 18-23 

Dallas James Smith 

nominated by The University of Findlay