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Know an Outstanding AFP Leader? Submit a Nomination for the Barbara Marion Award

(June 30, 2009) Do you know someone who has exhibited outstanding leadership to AFP or the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy? Nominate him or her today for the distinguished Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership to AFP.

Nominees must be a current AFP member (in any category) and must have been an AFP member for 15 years or more (as of July 15, 2009, when nomination forms are due). Nominees must have exhibited exemplary leadership on the regional, national and/or international levels, and at the chapter level.

Standout Leaders

The Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership to AFP recognizes an AFP member who demonstrates outstanding leadership and service to the association and/or its related entities, such as the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy.

Barbara Marion Award honorees have been involved in the creation and development of key programs and projects that have helped to advance and improve AFP and the entire fundraising profession. Previous honorees have encouraged others to take leadership roles while also serving as a team player and as a role model for others in practicing core values of the association (including ethics, certification, continuing education, etc.)

“This honor is one of the most important that AFP presents because it recognizes one of our own and directly relates to the development of the AFP community and the profession,” said Paulette V. Maehara, CFRE, CAE, president and CEO of AFP. “I’m so humbled by the many volunteers who give so  much of themselves to AFP, and this is our way to recognize some of the most important contributions and achievements by our members.”

Last year’s Barbara Marion Award recipient was William M. (Bill) Moran, ACFRE, currently the executive director of St. Vincent’s Foundation in Birmingham, Ala. Moran has been a member of AFP since 1977, serving in a variety of leadership positions and spearheading several important initiatives for the association, including the development of the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) credential.

The award’s namesake, Barbara Marion, ACFRE, was the first woman to chair both AFP and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy board of directors and provided leadership and service to the association in countless areas.

Honorees are selected by the AFP Awards Committee and recognized at the Leadership Academy.

Click here to access the AFP international awards program nomination materials.

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