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Find out the Philanthropy Day Award winners ahead of time

Michael Barnes
mbarnes@statesman.com

The Austin nonprofit community perks up every year for the Philanthropy Day Awards, given out by the Austin chapter of the  Association of Fundraising Professionals.

These honors are chosen by the pros! The following individuals and groups will be applauded during a luncheon at the JW Marriott on Feb. 8.

A special bravo goes out to the always generous  Bert “Tito” Beveridge and  Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Given the recent evaluation from Forbes valuing his company at $2.5 billion, however, Tito’s might more accurately qualify in the Large Corporation category.

RELATED: This Austin vodka maker is now one of the richest people in America.

Outstanding Philanthropists:

NANCY AND NYLE MAXWELL

Nominated by Seton Foundation, Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation

Outstanding Philanthropic Large Corporation:

APPLIED MATERIALS

Nominated by Breakthrough Central Texas

Outstanding Philanthropic Small or Medium Corporation:

TITO’S HANDMADE VODKA

Nominated by Seton Foundation, Miracle Foundation

Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation/Organization:

ST. DAVID’S FOUNDATION

Nominated by YMCA of Austin, AGE of Central Texas

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser:

MAC McELWRATH

Nominated by KIPP Austin Public Schools

Kelly Davidson Memorial Outstanding Philanthropic Youth:

SPENCER SARTIN

Nominated by The Livestrong Foundation, Cyclists Combating Cancer

Outstanding Fundraising Professional:

DONNA EMERY

Nominated by Christie Bybee, ABE Charitable Foundation Inc.

Special Recognition:

DR. PASCAL “PAT” FORGIONE, JR.

 Nominated by the Christi Center