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AFP Awards

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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.

2018 Award News

Dr. Beth Breeze Wins AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize for Volume on Study of Fundraisers
(April 11, 2018) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has awarded the 2018 AFP/Skystone Partners Prize for Research on Fundraising and Philanthropy to Beth Breeze for her book, The New Fundraisers: Who Organises Charitable Giving in Contemporary Society?, published by Policy Press, in 2017. 

AFP Two Outstanding Young Fundraising Professionals for 2018
(April 4, 2018) AFP is proud to announce its 2018 group of Outstanding Young Professionals, fundraisers under the age of 31 who have already show exemplary work in raising funds, inspiring donors, helping manage campaigns and giving back to the profession.

Dallas Sisters Named Outstanding Youth Philanthropists for Efforts to Fund Water Wells Around the World
(Mar. 27, 2018) Isabelle, Katherine and Trinity Adams—sisters from Dallas, Texas, aged 14, 12 and 8, respectively, and who have raised more than $1.5 million to provide clean water to children in developing countries—have been named the 2018 CARTER Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Group, by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Boca Raton Teenager Ava Goldstone Honored with International Youth Award
(Mar. 20, 2018) Ava Goldstone, an 18-year old young woman who has helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars and volunteered countless hours to support children with disabilities, has been named the 2018 CARTER Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Individual, by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Washington, D.C. Fundraiser Lynn Croneberger Named Outstanding Fundraising Professional
(Mar. 8, 2018) Lynn Croneberger, chief executive officer of SOS Children’s Villages-USA, the U.S. Headquarters of SOS Children’s Villages International, has been named the 2018 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

2017 Award News

Jim Allen, ACFRE Wins Barbara Marion Award for Service to the Profession
(Nov. 11, 2017) AFP has bestowed the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership to AFP, the association's highest volunteer and leadership recognition, to James (Jim) Allen of Toronto, Ontario.

Nationwide and the Nationwide Foundation Named Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation
(Apr. 26, 2017) Nationwide, one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world, and the Nationwide Foundation have been named Outstanding Corporation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

AFP Honors Five Outstanding Young Fundraising Professionals
(Apr. 5, 2017) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is proud to announce its first group of Outstanding Young Professionals, fundraisers under the age of 31 who have already show exemplary work in raising funds, inspiring donors, helping manage campaigns and giving back to the profession.

American Red Cross Fundraiser Barb Coury Named 2017 CCS Outstanding Fundraising Professional
(Mar. 29, 2017) Barb Coury, CFRE, regional chief development officer for the American Red Cross in the state of Indiana, has been named the 2017 CCS Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Dr. Lilya Wagner Wins AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize for Work on Diversity in Philanthropy
(Mar. 22, 2017) AFP has awarded the 2017 AFP/Skystone Partners Prize for Research on Fundraising and Philanthropy to Dr. Lilya Wagner, Ed.D., CFRE, for her outstanding book, Diversity and Philanthropy: Expanding the Circle of Giving.

Toronto Philanthropist Salah Bachir Named International Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
(Feb. 15, 2017 - Toronto, Ontario) Businessman, magazine publisher, patron of the arts and philanthropist Salah Bachir has been named the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Q&A with Rotary Foundation Chair Kalyan Banerjee
AFP selected The Rotary Foundation as its 2017 Outstanding Foundation, and the organization will be honored at our International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco, April 30 – May 2. We were honored to have Rotary Foundation Chair Kalyan Banerjee answer our questions about the foundation, its impact and what’s ahead.



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