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AFP Foundation Receives Grant for 2008 Think Tank

September 16, 2007

(Sept. 17, 2007) The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy has received almost $50,000 from the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation in Winter Park, Fla., to support the 2008 AFP Fundraising Think Tank, a project of the AFP Research Council.

The grant is part of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy’s Strategic Initiatives Program, through which the foundation seeks funding for key projects in AFP’s Strategic Plan 2007–2010.

The purpose of the AFP think tanks is to encourage a constructive dialogue between scholars and practitioners on philanthropy and fundraising.  This will be the fifth think tank developed by the AFP Research Council. For additional information, please contact Cathy Williams, AFP’s vice president, research, at (703) 519-8482 or

Forging a Partnership

Paul J. Strawhecker, MPA, ACFRE, board chair of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, lauded Gary Good, CFRE, the foundation’s secretary-treasurer, for his work in securing the grant. “Gary has been instrumental in forging our partnership with the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation. On behalf of everyone on the foundation board, I thank for him for all of his efforts.”

The mission of the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation is to provide nonprofit programs and grant making designed to help people help themselves. Since its inception nearly 33 years ago, the foundation has given millions of dollars in funding for important programs dealing in education, arts, health, human services and the role of private philanthropy in society.

The mission of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is to enhance philanthropy and volunteerism through programs of education, research and service that benefit those who lead, serve and support nonprofit institutions. For more information on supporting the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, click here.

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