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AFP YOSEMITE CHAPTER HONORED AS TEN STAR GOLD CHAPTER

10 Star Gold Chapter 2016(Arlington, Va.) – The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Yosemite Chapter has been named a 2016 Ten Star GOLD Chapter.

Every year, AFP, the largest association of professional fundraisers in the world, honors chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan. Chapters receive the Ten Star GOLD Award for performing specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy.

Less than 20 percent of AFP’s 243 chapters earn the Ten Star Gold Chapter recognition, making the AFP Yosemite Chapter one of the association’s leading chapters around the world. 

“It is truly an honor to receive the Ten Star Gold designation. Our local AFP – Yosemite Chapter may be small, but our impact is huge. Chapter members from throughout the region work tirelessly to make our community a better place to live and work and I’m thrilled that their work is being recognized,” said AFP Yosemite Chapter President, Amber Flores.

Ten Star Gold Chapters are recognized at the AFP International Conference on Fundraising. Chapters also earn the privilege of displaying the Ten Star Gold logo on their website, newsletters and stationary.

“Our Ten Star Gold Chapters go above and beyond in terms of working with the community and educating people about fundraising and the importance of philanthropy and wise giving,” said Jason Lee, AFP Interim President and CEO. “The AFP Yosemite Chapter has done an extraordinary job, and I want to congratulate all of the chapter leaders and members for their dedication to ethical and effective fundraising and philanthropy. The AFP Yosemite Chapter is an excellent resource for the local community, and I encourage those interested in fundraising and philanthropy to contact this Ten Star Gold Chapter.”

Criteria for the award are determined by AFP International Headquarters. A list of several goals is published annually, and chapters must accomplish 16 of these goals during the year and submit a nomination form for verification to be honored. 

For more information on the Ten Star Award process, please visit www.afpnet.org

Since 1960, AFP has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion. AFP’s more than 33,000 individual and organizational members raise over $115 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world. For more information or to join the world's largest association of fundraising professionals, visit www.afpnet.org.

For more information about AFP Yosemite membership or events, please visit http://afpyosemite.afpnet.org  or e-mail afpyosemite@gmail.com

 

AFP YOSEMITE CHAPTER HONORED AS A FRIENDS OF DIVERSITY DESIGNATION CHAPTER

Friends of Diversity 2016The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Yosemite Chapter has been named a 2016 Friends of Diversity Designation Chapter.

Every year, AFP, the largest association of professional fundraisers in the world, honors chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan. Chapters receive the Friends of Diversity Designation for performing specific activities designed to increase diversity and inclusion within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy. Of the 244 chapters in AFP, 76 chapters received the 2016 Friends of Diversity Designation.

Friends of Diversity Chapters are recognized at the AFP International Conference on Fundraising. Chapters also earn the privilege of displaying the Friends of Diversity logo on their website, newsletters and stationary.

“Congratulations to the Yosemite Chapter for its outstanding work in promoting diversity and inclusion in fundraising and philanthropy,” said AFP Interim President & CEO Jason Lee. “It’s clear, now more than ever, that diversity and inclusion are essential not only to fundraising, but also to the communities that we serve. We need new ideas and perspectives to keep philanthropy strong and relevant, and reaching out to different populations ensures we bring everyone together and create a charitable mosaic reflective of our communities. I commend the Yosemite Chapter for taking a leadership role in this critical area and educating the public about the importance of diversity, fundraising and philanthropy.”

Criteria for the award are determined by AFP International Headquarters. A list of several goals is published annually, and chapters must accomplish 7 of these goals during the year and submit a nomination form for verification to be honored.

For more information on the Friends of Diversity Designation process, please visit http://www.afpnet.org/About/content.cfm?ItemNumber=4365.  

2017 DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Yosemite Chapter began 2017 by naming awardees for the chapter’s annual Diversity Scholarship.

The purpose of the Yosemite Chapter AFP Diversity Scholarship is to provide memberships for development officers in not-for-profit organizations in Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, and Merced Counties. Each scholarship will provide recipients with an Introductory AFP International membership and an AFP Yosemite Chapter membership.

Diversity Scholarship Recipients are: Keenon Krick, Executive Director, United Cerebral Palsy of Stanislaus and Tuolumne Counties; Arnold Chavez, Director, Great Valley Museum; Edie Nehls, Deputy Director, National Ag Science Center and Jesica Sanchez, Development Associate, Gallo Center for the Arts.

Since 1960, AFP has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion. AFP’s nearly 30,000 individual and organizational members raise over $100 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world. For more information or to join the world's largest association of fundraising professionals, visit www.afpnet.org.