Wednesday, October 13, 2010

National Philanthropy Day Friday, November 19 Features Peter Bloom from

National Philanthropy Day – Friday, November 19
Peter Bloom, a successful entrepreneur and one of the founders of, an award-winning online charity that connects donors with innovative class room project ideas generated by public school teachers, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s National Philanthropy Day luncheon. Bloom is also a Binghamton native and part-time resident of Ithaca.

The awards luncheon, an annual event sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of the Finger Lakes, will be held on Friday, November 19, 2010, from noon to 2:00 p.m. at Celebrations, 2331 Slaterville Road in Ithaca.

Award recipients this year are Ceil & Jim Spero, Philanthropists of the Year; Eugene Yarussi, Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year; Chemung Canal Trust Company, Corporate Philanthropist of the Year; and Johnson Museum Director, Frank Robinson, who will be honored for Outstanding Professional Achievement in Non-profit Leadership.

The event is sponsored by Cayuga Medical Center Foundation, Community, Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Community Foundation of Tompkins County, Gannett Central New York Newspaper Group, Legacy Foundation, Park Foundation, Tompkins Charitable Gift Fund, Triad Foundation, and United Way of Tompkins County.

The luncheon is $35 per person ($30 for AFP members.) Tables for 8 can be reserved for $250. Reservations are due by November 11th. To make a reservation or for more information contact Jan Hertel, National Philanthropy Day chair at 607 274-4284 or go to

Suzanne Smith Jablonski
Executive Director
Tompkins County Public Library Foundation
101 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 272-4557 ext. 231
Fax: (607) 272-8111