HAMPTON, Va. (Nov. 15, 2021) — Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey was named the ‘Outstanding Nonprofit Leader’ by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Hampton Roads Chapter during its signature event, National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 8.
National Philanthropy Day is a celebration of giving, volunteering and charitable engagement that highlights the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy and all those involved in the philanthropic process make to our society and our world. The National Philanthropy Day event in Hampton Roads has grown in attendance and sponsorship through the years. The celebration has become the signature event saluting philanthropy in Hampton Roads.
“We are here today to recognize and celebrate philanthropy and those who have made a difference in our community,” said Kate Wilson, President, AFP-Hampton Roads chapter. “We are delighted to have so many community leaders, colleagues, donors, volunteers and friends here as we celebrate philanthropists and fundraisers in Hampton Roads. Thank you for joining us to celebrate our 2021 honorees.”
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, National Philanthropy Day was held virtually. In a recorded question and answer segment Dr. Harvey spoke about some of the contributions that Hampton University continues to make in and around the Hampton Roads community.
“Hampton University has made quite a few impactful contributions over the last 44 years, so I’m not sure that I can focus on just one. For example, we have the world’s largest proton beam cancer treatment center. We are treating prostate, breast, lung, ocular, pediatric, head, neck and brain cancers. We also have four satellites currently in orbit. We have a broadcast weather antenna that can detect severe storms, including hurricanes and tornadoes up to 2,000 miles away. We have also had over 37,000 students to graduate since I’ve been here. So, I can’t pick one contribution because all of those are so impactful.”
Proceeds from National Philanthropy Day help the Hampton Roads AFP chapter provide quality programming for members, scholarships for professional development opportunities for local fundraisers and networking opportunities.