National Philanthropy Day is the special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy — and those people active in the philanthropic community — have made to our lives, our communities and our world. Celebrations are held annually in many states across the nation.

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Congratulations to our 2015 award winners:

Outstanding Large Business

Breckenridge Grand Vacations (Breckenridge)

Outstanding Small Business

Left Hand Brewing Company (Longmont)

Outstanding Foundation

Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation (Denver)

Outstanding Philanthropist

Judi and Joe Wagner (Cherry Hills Village)

Outstanding Professional in Philanthropy – Fundraising

Jennifer Darling, Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation (Aurora)

Outstanding Professional in Philanthropy – Grantmaking

Susan Steele (Denver)

Outstanding Service Organization

Loaves and Fishes (Aurora)

Outstanding Volunteer

Andrea Philleo (Wheat Ridge)

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Mary Sissel (Denver)

Outstanding Youth

Christina Bear (Golden)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Doris Kester (Pueblo)