Foundation Board of Directors to receive the AFP Leadership in Philanthropy Award

Westchester Community College Foundation Board of Directors to receive the AFP Leadership in Philanthropy Award November 7

The Westchester Community College Foundation Board of Directors to receive the AFP Leadership in Philanthropy Award at the AFP NY Westchester’s premier full-day fundraising conference – National Philanthropy Day® event on November 7, 2013 at the DoubleTree Hilton at 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591 from 7:45AM-4:45AM. This event is one of the hallmark annual philanthropy events held as part of the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP) National Philanthropy Day®. The event features internationally recognized experts in philanthropy and offers a wide range of workshops during its day long educational programming.

Keynote speakers for the event include Kenneth Berger, CEO of Charity Navigator, the global charity rating organization and Laura Fredricks, Expert on the Ask, best-selling author and media personality. The event features 3 tracks and 12 sessions.

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About The Westchester Community College Foundation

The Westchester Community College Foundation (WCCF) is nationally recognized as a leader in community college fundraising, and its Board of Directors is the force behind this success.  Westchester Community College Foundation raises approximately $5 million dollars annually in support of student scholarships and other college needs not met by public funds, including efforts supporting faculty, facilities, and program development.  The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), a national organization that tracks fundraising in education, awarded the WCCF a 2013 Sustained Excellence in Fundraising Award, recognizing its fundraising success over a five-year period. WCC was the only community college in the country to receive this recognition. CASE ranks Westchester Community College fourth nationally in overall community college fundraising, and second within the State University of New York (SUNY) system.  WCC’s Foundation Board of Directors ranks number one nationally in overall board giving at the community college level.

About the Association for Fundraising Professionals

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the leading professional association in the world dedicated to harnessing the spirit of philanthropy. AFP represents more than 30,000 members in 235 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.

AFP NY Westchester (www.afpwestchester.org) is the local chapter of the AFP that provides exceptional, year-round educational programming featuring ethical and effective fundraising strategies. The AFP-NY Westchester chapter is dedicated to embracing the profession and serving as the premier resource for education, networking and professional advancement.