For the Bulletin
The San Antonio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will recognize Celia Belt, the co-founder of the Bandera-based charity called the Moonlight Fund, as its Outstanding Philanthropist at a Feb. 14 awards luncheon, the association has announced.
Belt set up the Moonlight Fund to provide financial and emotional assistance to burn victims, many of them military veterans, and their families. She is a mother of three who also wrote a book recounting lessons she learned in her life called “Remarkably Intact.”
She will be one of several award winners that the San Antonio chapter of the group representing fundraising professionals will honor at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio next month.
Among the other honorees the association has selected are Harvey Najim, who will win the Spirit of Giving award, Holt, Texas Ltd., who will receive the Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation award and Chips for Charity, set up by three, third-grade boys from the Keystone School in San Antonio to manufacture potato chips, provide financial support to the Lymphoma society and to honor a classmate with leukemia. The trio will receive the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award.
The awards will be given as part of National Philanthropy Day, which the San Antonio chapter and the other 124 chapters of the fundraising professionals celebrate, officials said.