Nominations are now open for the 2nd round of the Philanthropy Champions Program!


Submit Your Nominations

We are delighted to launch the second round of the CNE Philanthropy Champions Program. Nominations are now open through January 26th, 2024.

The overarching goal of the program is to celebrate, spotlight, and promote diverse forms of philanthropy.

By recognizing champions in our midst, who give generously in a multitude of ways to make our communities better, we seek to:

  • Expand narrow definitions and understandings of philanthropy and celebrate the multitude of ways in which communities give (including Time, Treasure, Ties, Talent, and Testimony).
  • Highlight the immense giving, agency, and creativity of philanthropic champions within our communities especially from underrepresented and marginalized communities.
  • Help support and grow the nominated Philanthropy Champions’ work through recognition, publicity, and by making community connections.

Is there someone who has made a significant difference in your community through their giving of time, treasure, talent, ties, or testimony. You can use this form to nominate your Philanthropy Champion from the Charlottesville region.

You can find more information on our 2023 Philanthropy Champions webpage. If you have any questions you can reach out to CNE at