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The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) annual awards program recognizes outstanding achievement by individual, foundation and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers and fundraising professionals.

In philanthropy, such individuals and organizations form a vital partnership with charities and the nonprofit sector to ensure that the needs of all citizens are met. It is right and proper, therefore, that AFP honors those who hold high ethical standards and best exemplify commitment and dedication toward helping society.

These international awards are given in recognition to those individuals and organizations whose lifetime or long-term achievements have made a significant impact upon society.

A Note About the AFP Awards Committee: All awards recipients are chosen by the AFP Awards Committee. The committee reviews each application received by the stated deadline that satisfies all criteria. Due to the large number of entry forms submitted, the committee does not provide chapters or other applicants with an evaluation of their entry once the process is completed. If, in the judgment of the committee, no application for a particular award meets the stated criteria, no award will be given. The committee works to establish consistent criteria for each award.

2015 Award News

Virginia Fundraiser David Huffine Named 2015 Outstanding Fundraising Professional
(Feb. 25, 2015) David M. Huffine, CFRE, vice president for advancement for St. Joseph’s Villa in Richmond, Va., and who has helped raise an estimated $750 million in charitable funds over his career, has been named the 2015 Outstanding Fundraising Professional.

Penelope Cagney, Bernard Ross Win AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize
(Feb. 18, 2015) Penelope Cagney, CFRE and Bernard Ross have been awarded the 2015 AFP/Skystone Partners Prize for Research for their thought-provoking volume on international philanthropy, Global Fundraising: How the World is Changing the Rules of Philanthropy, published by Wiley.

2014 Award News

Nominate Your Colleague for AFP's Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award
In Baltimore at its International Fundraising Conference, March 29-31, 2015, AFP will recognize one member as its Outstanding Fundraising Professional. Will it be you? A colleague? One of your chapter's past honorees? Nominate today! Deadline is December 15!

Virginia Youth Group Earns International Youth Philanthropy Award 
(Nov. 12, 2014) Miles of Scarves, a group of girls based in Henrico, Va., that knits scarves to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, has been named the 2014 Bob Carter Companies Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Group.

Houston Donor, Volunteer and Community Leader Named North America’s Outstanding Philanthropist
(Nov. 5, 2014) Maureen Hackett, an innovator in Houston and U.S. philanthropy for more than 30 years, has been named the 2014 Outstanding Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

New Orleans High School Student Earns AFP's Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award
(Oct. 15, 2014) Princeton Carter, a 16-year old student attending Newman High School in New Orleans, La., has been named the 2014 Bob Carter Companies Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Individual, by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

A. Gary Anderson Family Foundation in Southern California Receives Outstanding Foundation Honor
(Oct. 8, 2014) The A. Gary Anderson Family Foundation, located in Irvine, California, and one of the region’s philanthropic leaders, has been named the 2014 Outstanding Foundation by AFP.

ATCO Named 2014 Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation
(Oct. 1, 2014) ATCO, a diversified global corporation headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, has been named the 2014 Outstanding Corporation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

College Park Maryland Professor Receives AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize
The AFP/Skystone Partners Prize for Research has been awarded to Dr. Noah Drezner, assistant professor of higher education at the University of Maryland, College Park, for his outstanding work on identity-based donors, Expanding the Donor Base in Higher Education: Engaging Non-Traditional Donors, published by Routledge.

AFP Awards: SHOW Us Your Nomination—New Process for 2014
For the first time in 2014, the AFP Awards program is going viral! There are six awards up for nomination—all you have to do to nominate an outstanding nominee is submit a three-minute (or less) video. The honorees will be recognized at AFP's 2014 National Philanthropy Day® celebration!

AFP Announces 2013 International Awards for Philanthropy Honorees
(April 8, 2013) A generous couple in Saskatchewan; an outstanding family foundation supporting causes around the world; a volunteer legend in Vancouver; a fundraising pioneer in Wisconsin; a dynamic brother-sister team in Georgia; an inspiring newspaper project in Calgary; and a heroic young woman in Minnesota are all recipients of the Association of Fundraising Professionals 2013 Awards for Philanthropy.

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