FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
PHILANTHROPY DAY AWARDS PRESENTATION SET NOVEMBER 16
AFP Ozarks Region and OHAF announce a call for nominations to recognize outstanding charitable achievements at the 2012 Philanthropy Day awards presentation
SPRINGFIELD, MO, September 25, 2012– The Association of Fundraising Professionals Ozarks Region Chapter (AFP Ozarks) announces a call for nominations to recognize outstanding achievements by individuals, foundations and organizations at the 2012 National Philanthropy Day awards presentation to be held Friday, November 16 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Highland Springs Country Club.
AFP Ozarks, in collaboration with Ozarks Health Advocacy Foundation (OHAF) sponsor the annual Philanthropy Day awards program to recognize the outstanding achievements of individual, foundation and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers and professional fundraising executives. AFP Ozarks is pleased to honor individuals who demonstrate high ethical standards and exemplify the philanthropic spirit of our region. OHAF recognizes its Outstanding Child Health Advocate of the Year who is an area employee of a nonprofit agency and has been an outstanding advocate for local children’s critical health issues.
“Throughout the Ozarks, our nonprofit organizations benefit daily from philanthropy and the professionals who generously share their resources for the great good of the region. AFP Ozarks is proud to participate in the National Philanthropy Day by recognizing those organizations and individuals who make our work possible,” says Jan Robbins, AFP Ozarks President.
AFP Ozarks 2012 Outstanding of the Year award categories include: Philanthropic Media Organization, Philanthropic Foundation, Philanthropic Business / Corporation, Volunteer Fundraiser, Philanthropist, Philanthropic fundraising Professional, Youth Philanthropist.
The Awards Committee comprised of representatives from nonprofits organizations of all sizes from the Springfield and surrounding area will select Honorees. Nominators must be a current AFP Ozarks chapter member or have their nomination endorsed by a current member.
To nominate, please visit www.afpozarksregion.afpnet.org, choose the Philanthropy Day link and download the forms. Completeness of information is essential for consideration. Please forward your completed nominations to Pam Vokolek at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, October 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm to be considered for an award.
Award and event sponsorships for your business, nonprofit or family will help support National Philanthropy Day. To purchase tickets to attend the event: Table for 10 $300, Individual $35 (pre-registration by Monday, November 12) and Individual $40 at the door. For more information, please contact Jan Robbins at email@example.com or visit www.afpozarksregion.afpnet.org.
Learn more about AFP Ozarks by visiting www.afpozarksregion.afpnet.org.
MEDIA CONTACT: Stephanie Clark, Marketing & Development Director, Southwest Center for Independent Living, e: firstname.lastname@example.org or 417.886.1188