Orange County’s top philanthropists, business leaders and individuals will be honored at the 35th annual National Philanthropy Day Awards program and celebration, an interactive virtual event, on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, from 12-1 p.m.

Produced by the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, National Philanthropy Day has become the most prominent philanthropic recognition event in Orange County, with more than 1,000 honorees since its inception in 1986. Orange County Business Journal is the Presenting Sponsor, Public Media Group of Southern California is the Platinum Broadcast Media Sponsor and the Orange County Register is the Community Media Sponsor.

Special guest speaker for this year’s ceremony is Wyland, an internationally renowned artist/conservationist and philanthropist, and hosting the affair will be PMGSC’s Maria Hall-Brown. Sue and Ralph Stern, 2019 Legacy Award honorees, return this year as honorary chairs.