More than 160 guests attended the Nature Coast AFP Chapter’s 9th Annual National Philanthropy Day ® event which honored Dr. Rao Musunuru as the Philanthropist of the Year. The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay was the event’s strategic partner. Other awardees included Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel as Philanthropic Service Organization of the Year, Law Offices of Lucas Magazine as the Philanthropic Small Business of the Year, Williams Auto Group as Philanthropic Corporation of the Year, Paul Friedlander as Volunteer of the Year, Schwettman Interact Club as Youth in Philanthropy and Gail Diederich as Carl Roger Orth Media in Philanthropy recipient.

Proceeds from National Philanthropy Day® benefit the AFP Nature Coast Chapter in their work to promote ethical and effective professional fundraising and scholarships for members of non-profits. The group meets for lunch the 4th Tuesday of each month at PHSC in New Port Richey, contact Becky Bennett at 727-967-7509 for more information.