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AFP– NJ Chapter Announces 31st Annual Excellence in Philanthropy
The Association of Fundraising Professionals – NJ Chapter (AFP - NJ) announces its Annual Excellence in Philanthropy Awards will be held Thursday, May 10, 2012, at The Pines Manor in Edison, NJ.
AFP – NJ will give out seven Excellence in Philanthropy Awards. The Outstanding Foundation award will be presented to the Princeton Area Community Foundation of Princeton, NJ. Toms River Elks #1875 will be awarded the honor of Outstanding Community Organization. WithumSmith+
The chapter’s two signature awards are Outstanding Philanthropist and the Robert J. Smythe Outstanding Fundraiser of the Year. This year AFP – NJ will present two awards for Outstanding Philanthropist. NJ SEEDS of Newark are the proud nominators of Andy Schwarz of Bleakley, Schwartz, Cooney & Finney, LLC of Fairfield NJ. Carol Stillwell of Edison, New Jersey, was nominated by Boy Scouts of America, Central New Jersey Council and Meridian Health.
Finally, the chapter is pleased to announce Peter H. Hansen, CFRE, Vice President, New Jersey Performing Arts Center as the Robert J. Smythe Outstanding Professional Fundraiser for 2012.
We are extremely happy to be honoring these individuals and organizations at this year’s lunch. For 31 years the Association of Fundraising Professionals New Jersey Chapter has made a point to recognize the leaders of our field who are making a difference every day in our communities. We look forward to celebrating our past winners and welcoming this year’s honorees into this impressive honor roll. So many people over time will benefit from the actions and generosity of these honorees," said AFP - NJ President Michael Baker, CFRE of m3 Development.
Kimberly Armenti resident of Bridgewater and Foundation Director for Saint Clare’s Foundation, Denville NJ is chairing the lunch. She is being assisted by Hilary Kruchowy, CFRE of Hillsborough and Director of Development for the Adult Day Center of Somerst County, Bridgewater, New Jersey.
Sponsorships are still available and range from $1,500 to $10,000 and include lunch tickets and a journal advertisement in the Commemorative Ad Journal. Tickets are available for $100 per person. Please contact Hilary Kruchowy, CFRE, for more information or to purchase an ad or tickets at email@example.com or 732-735-2235. Additional information about the lunch and AFP – NJ can be found at www.afp-nj.net.
Photo caption: Co-Chairs of the 2012 Excellence in Philanthropy AFP- NJ awards lunch. Hilary Kruchowy, CFRE (on left) of Hillsborough and Director of Development for the Adult Day Center of Somerset County, Bridgewater, New Jersey. Kimberly Armenti (on right) resident of Bridgewater and Foundation Director for Saint Clare’s Foundation, Denville NJ.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals is the leading professional organization for executives of not-for-profit and philanthropic organizations. The New Jersey Chapter represents more than 500 members who work to promote the advancement, growth and ethics of philanthropy and volunteerism. To learn more, visit the AFP-NJ Web site at http://www.afp-
For Information Contact: New Jersey Chapter Association of Fund Raising Professionals
Hilary Kruchowy, CFRE