Harris Frank honored with Spirit of Philanthropy Award

The Association of Fundraising Professionals of St. Louis (AFP) honored Harris Frank with the Spirit of Philanthropy Award during the organization’s National Philanthropy Day Awards ceremony on Nov. 13. 

Frank was nominated for the award by St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation, which in 2010 named Frank one of its Ageless—Remarkable St. Louisans honorees. A past president of the Jewish Federation, JCCA and Shaare Emeth, Frank and Joy Dunkelman started the St. Louis Senior Olympics in 1979. After the success of the games, Frank helped form the U.S. National Senior Olympics and served as its second national president. 

Since retiring, Harris has been active in philanthropy in St. Louis, including City Academy, Dansforth Plant Science Center, Memory Care Home Solutions, the OASIS institute and St. Andrews Charitable Foundation. 

“Harris is an exceptional person, and inspires so many,” said AFP Chapter Administrator Cristina Howard Duncan.