National Philanthropy Month


National Philanthropy Month

First American serves as the premier sponsor for the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Genesee Valley Chapter’s (AFPGV) National Philanthropy Month.


“First American is proud to be the premier sponsor of AFPGV’s National Philanthropy Month,” said Alan Sikora, CEO of First American Equipment Finance. “My colleagues genuinely care about supporting our community and giving back to those in need. Increasing awareness and involvement in National Philanthropy Month is as important as ever.”
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Genesee Valley Chapter (AFPGV) will celebrate philanthropy throughout the month of November. For the last 34 years, the AFPGV has celebrated National Philanthropy Day on November 15th. This day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. National Philanthropy Day celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions. AFPGV honored its first philanthropists in 1998.
In past years, organizations and individuals are recognized at an annual event that pays homage to philanthropy. Due to COVID-19, the AFPGV has pivoted to celebrate philanthropy all month long, virtually. The month-long event will celebrate the spirit of giving and everyone who has contributed to Rochester's philanthropic community. This year the AFPGV will be highlighting past winners throughout the month on digital platforms.
First American was named 2019 Outstanding Corporation on National Philanthropy Day by the AFPGV for its significant contributions to the Rochester community, including its dedication to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rochester.

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