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Eastern PA Chapter Ten Star Award Press Release

AFP Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Honored As Ten Star Chapter

AFP Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter receives the Ten Star Award for performing specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy.

(Lehigh Valley, Pa.) – The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Eastern Pennsylvania has been named a 2011 Ten Star 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 Award for performing specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy. Of the 229 chapters in AFP, 96 chapters received the Ten Star Award for 2011.

“It is my privilege to work with a talented Board of Directors and volunteers that provide such valuable programming for our membership.  We are honored to be recognized for providing excellent professional education to the individuals who drive philanthropy in our region, “said Barbara Ann Shotwell, Board President of the AFP Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter.

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

Criteria for the award are determined by AFP International Headquarters. A list of several goals is published annually, and chapters must accomplish 10 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

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 30,000 members in 229 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, visit www.afpnet.org.

The Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of AFP is an individual member association that advances philanthropy through education, training and advocacy. We provide programs and services on research, experience and the highest code of ethical principles and standards of professional practice.

To learn more go to http://afpeasternpa.afpnet.org/and click Join to become a member of the AFP-Eastern PA Chapter. Visit us on Twitter (@AFPEasternPA); Facebook (groups/afpeasternpa/) or LinkedIn (groups/AFP-Eastern-PA-Chapter).