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Philanthropy Awards Breakfast Nominations
Submission Deadline: December 6, 2023
Awards Breakfast: March 13, 2024

Who has made a significant contribution to your organization through their development/philanthropic efforts? Recognize and celebrate these individuals, organizations, and businesses by nominating them for one of the award categories listed below.

Who to Nominate
We welcome nominations from all sectors of the philanthropic community.
Nominees/nominators do not need to be members of ADO.
Self-nominations are encouraged. 
See the previous award winners.

How to Nominate
Click here to complete the nomination form, comprising a one-page letter (approximately 500 words) describing your nominee, including the range and impact of their activities, contributions and/or leadership.

  • Nominations should detail a nominee’s involvement in and contributions to a particular organization and may also include the nominee's involvement in the community. 
  • Encourage others to nominate the same candidate; multiple nominations can provide the panel with different perspectives and information about a potential winner.

Nomination Categories

Board/Board Member
A nonprofit board member (or entire board) who has generously committed to advancing the mission of a nonprofit organization(s) through their personal giving, volunteerism, and actions inspiring others to become involved.

Community/Corporate Partner
A corporation, company, or organization that has demonstrated outstanding leadership, financial support, in-kind contributions, and volunteerism for the good of our communities.

A private, community, or corporate foundation that has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the lower Hudson Valley through its financial support, encouragement, and motivation inspiring others to take a leadership role in philanthropy and community involvement.

Fundraising Professional
An individual currently working in a nonprofit organization or as a fundraising consultant who exemplifies excellence, dedication, and service in the development field. Nominees should have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience.

An individual or family with a proven record of personal generosity who, through directed financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable social responsibility.

Youth in Philanthropy
An individual or group of young people (under the age of 21) who have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to raising funds in support of a nonprofit organization or program.

Thank you for joining ADO to celebrate philanthropy in action!
If you have any questions, please email Hillary Millman at

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