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Thank you for another successful National Philanthropy Day!

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Thursday, November 19, 2015


 Sand Creek Country Club

1001 Sand Creek Drive

Chesterton, IN


2015 Honorees

Outstanding Individual or Couple/Family Philanthropist

Damien & Rita Gabis

Nominated by Taltree Arboretum and Gardens


Outstanding Youth

Michael Casner

Nominated by Humane Society Calumet Area


Outstanding Company/Organization

Delta Theta Tau

Nominated by Opportunity Enterprises


Outstanding Foundation

Lindsey O'Brien Kesling (LOK) Wishing Tree Foundation

Nominated by Lubeznik Center for the Arts


Keynote Speaker & Workshop Facilitator:  Rebecca Riccio, Director, Social Impact Lab, Northeastern University

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