The win­ners cir­cle: As­so­ci­a­tion of Fundrais­ing Pro­fes­sion­als an­nounces hon­orees

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The Palm Beach County Chap­ter of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Fundrais­ing Pro­fes­sion­als has an­nounced the hon­orees for the 2008 Na­tional Phi­lan­thropy Day.

The 23rd Na­tional Phi­lan­thropy Day Lun­cheon will be held at the Kravis Cen­ter Co­hen Pavil­ion Novem­ber 12, and is be­ing chaired by Mar­garet Hud­son and Stacey Dow­dle. This year’s Pre­sent­ing Spon­sor is Mer­rill Lynch Cen­ter for Phi­lan­thropy and Non­profit Man­age­ment and the theme is Change the World with a Giv­ing Heart. The VIP Re­cep­tion is be­ing spon­sored and hosted by the Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of Palm Beach and Martin Coun­ties and the Bethesda Hospi­tal Foun­da­tion. The Mis­tress of Cer­e­monies is WPTV News chan­nel 5 An­chor, Ta­nia Rogers.

Na­tional Phi­lan­thropy Day (NPD) is a spe­cial day set aside in Novem­ber. The pur­pose of this day is to rec­og­nize the great con­tri­bu­tions of phi­lan­thropy—and those peo­ple ac­tive in the phil­an­thropic com­mu­nity – to the en­rich­ment of our world.

NPD pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity to re­flect on the mean­ing of giv­ing and all that it has made pos­si­ble. First held in 1986, NPD cel­e­brates the end­less daily con­tri­bu­tions in­di­vid­u­als and or­ga­ni­za­tions across the world make to count­less causes and mis­sions. Last year, more than 100 AFP chap­ters held NPD events and ac­tiv­i­ties across North Amer­ica.

Through NPD, par­tic­i­pants are able to show ap­pre­ci­a­tion for all that has been ac­com­plished in the name of giv­ing, as well as show that there is still more to do. This recog­ni­tion is a chance to step into the spot­light for a brief mo­ment and re­mind com­mu­ni­ties, so­ci­ety and the world that the spirit of giv­ing is alive and well.

For ticket in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Lori Stin­son at 561-790-5245. Spon­sor­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties are still avail­able by con­tact­ing Vicki Pugh at 561-395-9622.

The As­so­ci­a­tion of Fundrais­ing Pro­fes­sion­als (AFP) rep­re­sents nearly 30,000 mem­bers in 191 chap­ters through­out the world, work­ing to ad­vance phi­lan­thropy through ad­vo­cacy, re­search, ed­u­ca­tion and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­grams. The As­so­ci­a­tion fosters de­vel­op­ment and growth of fundrais­ing pro­fes­sion­als and pro­motes high eth­i­cal stan­dards in the fundrais­ing pro­fes­sion. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.af­p­net.org. ■

Back row: Su­san Hutcheon, left, Kathryn Ve­cel­lio, Jack Lans­ing and Rocki Rock­ing­ham and John Lacey Front row: Mary Wong, left, and Lois Pope

Back row: Kathryn Ve­cel­lio, left, and Rocki Rock­ing­ham Front row: Mary Wong, left, and Lois Pope

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