The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) honored five Greenville companies for their contributions to the community on National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 15.

DNA Creative Communications, a full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm, was nominated for the Outstanding Corporate Citizen Award at the AFP awards luncheon, along with BB&T, Corley Plumbing, Michelin and Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.

Each company was nominated by a local nonprofit organization in recognition of their philanthropic efforts in the Upstate. Mobile Meals of Spartanburg nominated DNA for its Live Here Give Here (LHGH) program, which gives pro bono services to a local nonprofit each year. DNA selected Mobile Meals as the 2012 recipient of LHGH, developing a new brand for the organization through various branding pieces, such as brochures, signage and donor materials.

“We’re happy to dedicate our services to nonprofits in our area,” said Debbie Nelson, principal of DNA. “We wanted to support Mobile Meals’ mission and vision for the community by creating a new brand image for the organization.”

The AFP works to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs, while fostering the development and growth of fundraising professionals and promoting high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.

DNA Creative Communications

DNA is the leading communications expert in South Carolina for nonprofit and government organizations that enhance quality of life in their communities. We build relationships with key audiences through branding, public relations, event management and online strategies. Our partners are organizations within the education, human services and sustainability sectors.

Founded in 1997, DNA has worked with more than 230 organizations and is the proud recipient of numerous awards from the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals, the South Carolina Public Relations Society of America and the American Advertising Federation. Annually, DNA offers our Live Here Give Here program and Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit educational series, featuring training and workshops for nonprofit organizations. For more information, call 864.235.0959 x2 or visit