Association of Fundraising Professionals named Ten Star Chapter

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Indian River has been named a 2010 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 207 chapters in AFP, 89 chapters received the Ten Star Award for 2009.

AFP-IR President Ginny Blossom commented, “We are exceedingly proud of this distinction, bestowed on this outstanding chapter for the second year in a row by our national home office and worldwide colleagues. It is a fitting testament to the time and talent that our members invest in this organization – and in each other – throughout the year. Congratulations to all of our AFPIR members!”

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 chapter page on their website, newsletters and stationary.

“AFP is committed to the advancement of ethical and effective fundraising and educating the public about the importance of philanthropy and wise giving,” said Paulette V. Maehara, CFRE, CAE. “Our Ten Star Chapters have demonstrated outstanding programming and leadership in achieving these goals in their community. They serve as models for our other chapters, and I am pleased to recognize their leaders and members for their remarkable efforts.”

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

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