On Tuesday November 19th, at the annual National Philanthropy Day event held in Billings, the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation was named “Outstanding Foundation of the Year” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Montana Chapter. National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy and those people active in the philanthropic community have made in improving people’s lives, communities and the world.
“As our economy wavers philanthropy has stayed strong,” said Kim Kaiser, AFP Montana Chapter’s board president. “And that’s really a true testament to our community and our state to showcase the giving people and corporations that we have here.”
Mike Halligan, Executive Director at the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, graciously accepted the award presented to the Foundation.