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AFP Foundation Announces 2007 Annual Fund Award Winners

March 1, 2008

(March 3, 2008) The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy has announced the top-performing chapters in the 2007 Annual Fund.

Every year, AFP Foundation for Philanthropy recognizes outstanding chapter performance in the Annual Fund. The foundation recognizes chapters in five award categories within each grouping of like-size chapters. 

The categories include: Highest Annual Fund Giving, Highest Every Member Campaign (EMC) Giving, Highest Percent Member Participation, Highest Chapter Treasury Campaign and Highest EMC Dollars Per Decision. Each award includes a $250 gift for chapters to use towards various activities.

Additionally, an Award of Excellence is given to the chapter that has the highest overall per capita giving and includes a gift of $500.

The foundation formally recognizes the award winners during the AFP International Conference on Fundraising during the Chapter Presidents' Council meeting.

“The award-winning fundraising performances of these AFP chapters are an inspiration to us all and set a model for other chapters to emulate,” said Curtis C. Deane, CFRE, CAE, president of the foundation.

The winner of the 2007 Award for Excellence, which recognizes the chapter with the highest overall per capita giving, is the AFP Arizona, Northern Chapter, with an average gift per member of $83.57.

The 2007 Annual Fund Winners are:

2007 Highest Annual Fund Giving, which recognizes chapters that have generated the most support to the Annual Fund from all sources, including the EMC and Chapter Treasury Campaign, in their chapter grouping.

15-49 Members: AFP CA, Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter - $2,565

50-149 Members: AFP FL, Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter - $10,915

150-299 Members: AFP NY, Genesee Valley Chapter - $11,104

300+ Members: AFP DC, Washington DC Metro Area Chapter - $29,552

 

2007 Highest Every Member Campaign Total Giving, which recognizes chapters with the highest EMC giving in their chapter grouping.

15-49 Members: AFP AZ, Northern Chapter - $2,340

50-149 Members: AFP FL, Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter - $7,915

150-299 Members: AFP NY, Genesee Valley Chapter - $10,204

300+ Members: AFP DC, Washington DC Metro Area Chapter - $27,052

 

2007 Highest Percent Member Participation, which recognizes chapters whose ratio of donors to chapter members is the highest among its chapter grouping.

15-49 Members: AFP TN, Mountain Empire Chapter – 59 percent

50-149 Members: AFP OH, North Central Chapter – 52 percent

150-299 Members: AFP FL, Palm Beach County Chapter – 38 percent

300+ Members: AFP MO, St. Louis Regional Chapter – 33 percent

 

2007 Highest Chapter Treasury Gift, which recognizes the chapter whose generous gift from its own chapter resources is the highest within its chapter grouping.

15-49 Members: AFP CA, Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter - $500

50-149 Members: AFP FL, Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter - $3,000

150-299 Members: AFP CT, Connecticut Chapter - $3,000, AFP OH, Greater Cincinnati Chapter - $3,000

300+ Members: AFP CA, San Diego Chapter - $5,200

 

2007 Highest EMC Dollars Per Decision, which recognizes the chapter with the highest pledge rate and average gift via the 2007 EMC Advantage calling program.

15-49 Members: AFP PR, Puerto Rico Chapter - $160

50-149 Members: AFP IA, Greater Tri-State Chapter - $86

150-299 Members: AFP RI, Rhode Island Chapter - $56

300+ Members: AFP MN, Minnesota Chapter - $64

 

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