Larry Stelter and Peggy Fisher: Association of Fundraising Professionals’ 2017 Outstanding Individual Philanthropists

If you had a chance to read last week’s blog, I shared that our fearless leaders, Peggy Fisher and Larry Stelter, had been selected as the 2017 Outstanding Individual Philanthropists by the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Central Iowa Chapter.

On Friday, November 17, the Central Iowa Chapter of AFP held their 32nd Annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon, at which they honored their 2017 Philanthropy Day award winners. It was a tremendous privilege to watch Stelter owners Larry Stelter and Peggy Fisher awarded as 2017 Outstanding Individual Philanthropists.

Maharry Photography© Every award winner recognized at AFP’s Philanthropy Day Luncheon received a painting created by a Theodore Roosevelt High School senior artist.

Many events have resulted in Larry and Peggy being selected for this prestigious award. They consistently give back to the community. Their philanthropic focuses include—but are not limited to—higher education and early childhood development, in addition to benefiting children and families in need. In total, they made major contributions to more than 30 different Iowa nonprofits in 2015 and 2016.

While the unique missions of these organizations are diverse, they all share the same common goal of improving the lives of others. Peggy and Larry’s devotion to these organizations demonstrates their compassion and commitment to those who need it most in our community.

Maharry Photography©
Maharry Photography© Peggy Fisher and Larry Stelter sharing remarks after being awarded 2017 Outstanding Individual Philanthropists by the Central Iowa Chapter of AFP at the Philanthropy Day Luncheon.

Larry and Peggy were recognized alongside other philanthropic community leaders such as The Rasmussen Group (2017 Outstanding Corporate Award: Large Business), Willis Auto Campus (2017 Outstanding Corporate Award: Small Business), Mary Lou Neugent (2017 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser) and Nawadir “Nosa” Ali (2017 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy).

Check out this video AFP prepared for Larry and Peggy’s special day.

Thank you, Larry Stelter and Peggy Fisher, for always leading by example. The impact your generosity and commitment to philanthropy makes on our lives—and so many others— is a remarkable inspiration. I am thankful to be a part of The Stelter Company, a company passionate and proactive about helping make the world a better place.


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