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SOURCE Association of Fundraising Professionals
SEATTLE, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of its 25th year, The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Washington Chapter has named six outstanding philanthropists to honor at its National Philanthropy Day luncheon.
The luncheon, with the theme of "National Philanthropy Day 2013: Celebrating Washington Philanthropists for 25 years," will be held Nov. 14, 2013, at The Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle. More than 1,000 donors, volunteers, leaders and other supporters of nonprofit organizations are expected to attend – making it one of the largest National Philanthropy Day celebrations in the nation.
"The 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration is a great testament to our sector and the power of philanthropy in the Pacific Northwest! Just look at the range of amazing nonprofits covered through our honorees today. We have representation from every sector throughout the region," said Debra Crespin, president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Washington Chapter, and associate director of philanthropy with the Nature Conservancy of Washington. "It is a great testament to community building and mission advancement."
Each November the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Washington Chapter joins national and international colleagues to honor and support the efforts and passions of philanthropic leaders and the organizations they serve.
The 2013 honorees are:
John and Mary "Buzz" Folsom – Outstanding Philanthropists (Lakewood, Wash.)
Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery – Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation (Ferndale, Wash.)
RAM Construction and Mike Hammes - Outstanding Small Company (Bellingham)
Lenny Wilkens Foundation - Outstanding Philanthropic Organization (Kirkland, Wash.)
Ackerley Family – Outstanding Philanthropic Family (Seattle)
Students in Boo Schneider's 3rd grade class at Ordway Elementary School - Outstanding Young Philanthropists (Bainbridge Island)
The National Philanthropy Day luncheon is open to the public. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon starts at noon. To register, please go to http://www.afpwashington.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=19%3Asite-content&id=83%3Aphilanthropy-day-registration&Itemid=111.
About the Association of Fundraising Professionals
The Washington Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) presents one of the oldest and largest National Philanthropy Day celebrations in the country with more than 1,200 attendees. Each November the organization joins national and international colleagues to celebrate exceptional individuals and organizations that have dedicated themselves to philanthropy.
Since 1960, AFP has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated more than $1 trillion. AFP's nearly 30,000 individual and organizational members from 235 chapters throughout the world raise more than $100 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world.
AFP fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. For more information, visit www.afpwashington.org or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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