The Association of Fundraising Professionals West Florida Chapter has announced that Sunday's Child has been named a nominee for the 2017 National Philanthropy Day Awards.

Each year, the organization hosts an annual awards event to honor individuals and organizations that have made lasting and significant contributions to the community through their philanthropic efforts. Nominations have been accepted in the following categories: Outstanding Philanthropist; Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation, Organization or Corporation; Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser; and Outstanding Fundraising Professional.


Sunday's Child was selected as a finalist among several other individuals and organizations for their philanthropic community efforts, including Baptist Health Care, the Junior League of Pensacola, and Pen Air Federal Credit Union.

"We can't do this work alone, and we don't," said Sunday's Child President Drew Buchanan. "Since our founding, we have had the mission to promote a community that embraces diversity, especially among LGBT citizens. Our devoted membership and fellow citizens make what we do possible."

Sunday’s Child has grown to more than 150 members since its founding and has awarded more than $230,000 to Pensacola Bay Area non-profits since 2015. Funding for the charitable grants comes from $1,000 contributions from individual and ensemble group memberships. 

All nominees will be recognized and winners announced during the annual luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Pensacola Grand Hotel, 200 E. Gregory St. Reservations are now open at