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ARHS Future Business Leaders of America Receive Western MA Philanthropic Award
Submitted by kochn on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 11:45am.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Western MA Chapter announced that the ARHS Future Business Leaders of America will receive the annual award for Outstanding Young Philanthropist/Fundraiser of Hampshire County. The group, under the direction of faculty advisor, Missy Shea, was nominated by Cooley Dickinson Hospital for their ‘Canes for the Cure campaign which benefits cancer research.
“Over 40,000 people across North America join in this AFP-sponsored celebration of the generosity, time and financial support of individuals and companies,” said Gary Coombs, Board President of AFP, Western Massachusetts. “Their exceptional efforts inspire others to become involved.”
The award will be presented November 14, 2012 during the AFP Philanthropy Day Luncheon at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA. Dave Madsen, Managing Editor of ABC 40--Fox 6 will emcee the event.
“FBLA exemplifies the ideals of community service, philanthropy, and volunteerism,” said Pat Burden, Philanthropy Day Chair and an AFP board member.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Western MA Chapter recognizes philanthropic efforts, and provides networking opportunities and trainings for development professionals in Western New England. Its members include executives, fundraising professionals and program managers from area non-profits including social service organizations, colleges, hospitals and professional associations.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the sponsor of National Philanthropy Day, represents more than 40,000 members in 213 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. For more than 50 years, AFP has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.
Last updated September 14, 2012