The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Orange County has been named a 2015 Friends of Diversity Designation Chapter and a Ten Star GOLD Chapter.
Presented by AFP, the largest association of fundraising professionals in the world, the Friends of Diversity Designation is given for performing specific activities designed to increase diversity and inclusion within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy. Chapters also receive the Ten Star GOLD Award for implementing activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy.
Of the 243 chapters in AFP, 74 received the 2015 Friends of Diversity Designation and 34 chapters received the 2015 Ten GOLD Star Award.
Tim Bauer, Newport Beach resident and former AFP Orange County Chapter president and longtime board member, said, “Our chapter has a real focus of inclusion and appreciating the diverse nature of our county. We believe that by helping all peoples, ethnicities and groups, our culture of philanthropy here in Orange County will rise, thus helping us all.”
The Association of Fundraising Professionals represents 33,000 members in 243 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.
For more information, visit AFPOC.org or AFPnet.org.