The “Best of the State” Connecticut Philanthropy Awards Breakfast, sponsored the Association of Fundraising Professionals Connecticut and Fairfield County, CT chapters, was held on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at the Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway in Trumbull, CT.

This event follows a 33 year history of Association of Fundraising Professionals chapters in Connecticut honoring individuals and organizations to have done much to enhance our communities and our connections to those around us. Last year’s awards banquet was sold out at nearly 250 participants. Participants had the opportunity to meet with their peers and enjoy the opportunity to discuss ideas, which we believe is one of the greatest assets of this event. Together we learn and move forward, better able to succeed at the important work that we do on behalf of all our communities.

Welcome to National Philanthropy Day in Connecticut 2017!

Terry O’Connor

Keynote Speaker:  Terry O’Connor  

Terry O’Connor has served as Executive Director of the Cardinal Shehan Center and the McGiverney Community Center in Bridgeport,  CT, following a career as a basketball coach, sports commentator and successful fundraiser.  Read more… 

Announcing our Award Winners:  available on our Awards page.  


Sponsor information and forms:  available on the Sponsors page.

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