Outstanding Washington State Philanthropists to be Honored at Association of Fundraising Professionals – Washington Chapter’s National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

October 4, 2010

SEATTLE, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ — The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Washington Chapter has chosen six outstanding philanthropists to honor at its 22nd anniversary National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Nov. 18, 2010.

The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle. More than 1,000 donors, volunteers, leaders and other supporters of nonprofit organizations are expected to attend this event – one of the largest National Philanthropy Day celebrations in the nation.

National Philanthropy Day honors and supports the efforts and passions of philanthropic leaders and the organizations they serve. Individuals and organizations are recognized for their philanthropic work, for investing their passion, time, talents, and financial support to better their community.

The 2010 honorees are:

Matt Griffin and Evelyne Rozner – Outstanding Philanthropists (Seattle)

McKinstry Co. – Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation (Seattle)

Delivery Express, Inc. – Outstanding Small Company (Renton)

Whatcom Community Foundation - Outstanding Philanthropic Organization (Bellingham)

The Moles Family - Outstanding Family (Bellingham)

Madeleine Colvin and Grace Grubb – Outstanding Young Philanthropists (Kirkland and Bellevue)

“These awardees inspire me with the unique ways in which they give back to our communities,” said Washington State University Director of Development for International Programs, Scott Garrepy, who is President of AFP Washington. “They all set the example that philanthropy is not something you do only when times are good – it’s a commitment to helping each other no matter what is going on in the stock market.”

National Philanthropy Day luncheon tickets are $75 by Oct. 18 and $85 thereafter. Purchase them at www.afpwashington.org or by calling 206-367-8704.

About the Association of Fundraising Professionals: The Washington Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) presents one of the oldest and largest National Philanthropy Day celebrations in the country. Each November the organization joins national and international colleagues to celebrate exceptional individuals and organizations that have dedicated themselves to philanthropy. Nationally, AFP represents more than 26,000 members in 172 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. AFP fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. More information is at www.afpwashington.org.

SOURCE The Washington Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals

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