The Cape Fear Community College Foundation was recently honored with several awards for its efforts in fundraising by the Cape Fear Region Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
These awards recognized outstanding achievements in fundraising in our local area at the annual National Philanthropy Day Awards ceremony at the Wilmington Hilton Riverside on Nov. 19.
The CFCC Foundation Board of Directors received the Outstanding Fundraising Board of Directors Award, which honors a board of directors that has shown active involvement in fundraising for their organization.
Bob Jones, associate director of the CFCC Foundation received the Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award, which honors an outstanding fundraising professional in the Cape Fear Region who works for a nonprofit charitable organization.
Sandy Spiers, who recently chaired the opening night gala event at CFCC’s Humanities and Fine Arts Center, earned the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award, which recognizes an individual or family that demonstrates outstanding skills in coordinating and motivating groups of donors and volunteers in the Cape Fear region in volunteer projects for the benefit of charitable institutions.
“We are so grateful to have the opportunity to work with such a phenomenal group of volunteers who are dedicated to supporting the college and our students,” said Margaret Robison, executive director of the CFCC Foundation.
Robison added that the community as a whole deserves credit for being so generous with both their time and financial resources to improve the quality of life in the region.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals represents more than 30,000 members in over 230 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.
The local AFP chapter helps to advance philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising through education, training, mentoring, research, and advocacy.