On November 19, the Association of Fundraising Professionals St. Louis held its annual National Philanthropy Day via Zoom. This year it celebrated Regional Changemakers. The St. Louis County Library was selected as the winner of the National Philanthropy Day Changemakers Award. This award recognized the Library’s considerable efforts during COVID-19 to distribute essential resources to the community through the drive-thru service utilizing the strength of many partnerships. It also recognized the Library's efforts to address digital inequity in the region.
In light of current events, AFP suspended its tradtional award categories. Other inaugural 2020 Changemakers included: ArchCity Defenders, Susan E. Block, Gabrielle Cole, Lara Granich, Grace Kyung, St. Louis COVID Mutual Aid and Lourdes Treviño Bailon.