The winners circle: Association of Fundraising Professionals announces honorees
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