The award, named after AFP co-founder William R. Simms and sponsored by Changing Our World, recognizes service by an individual who demonstrates outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy.
It is an incredible honour to receive this award. William Simms lived a remarkable life in which he gave so much to the community. He had a profound impact on fundraising, and I hope I can live up to his high standards in helping those in need and making a difference. It was such a pleasure to speak to the leadership and members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals earlier tonight.
The AFP represents 30,000 members in 207 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.
I couldn’t have done this without help from each of you, my friends and family, who have given me such incredible support throughout the years. Once again, thank you!
“Together We Can Make A Difference”