Southern Minnesota’s top philanthropists, business leaders and individuals were honored at the 20 th Annual National Philanthropy Day today at Rochester Golf and Country Club. AFP Southern Minnesota Chapter is one of over 200 chapters worldwide that celebrate NPD.

Best-selling author Laura Fredricks of “The Billion Dollar Ask” hosted the event and held training sessions today for over 100 chapter members from throughout southern Minnesota. National Philanthropy Day started in 1986 to recognize those who further the missions of non-profit organizations.

“We are truly honored to celebrate people and businesses who embrace and promote philanthropy,” said Rebecca Snapp, 2022 President of the Southern MN Chapter. “From Laura Fredriks, who is an amazing fundraiser and speaker, to our awards luncheon where we acknowledged the good work of so many wonderful people, this day is a wonderful representation of the generous spirit of our southern Minnesota community.”