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NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY AWARDS Presented by the Hampton Roads Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals

Philanthropy 2013
Each year the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Hampton Roads issues a call for nominations to honor the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations whose gifts of commitment, dedication and leadership have made Hampton Roads a better place.

All awards recipients are chosen by the AFP-HR Awards Committee. The committee reviews each application received by the stated deadline that satisfies all criteria.

If, in the judgment of the committee, no application for a particular award meets the stated criteria, no award will be given for that year. The committee works to establish consistent criteria for each award. The awards were presented Nov. 13 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.

THE ASSOCIATION OF FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS represents more than 30,000 members in 231 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters the development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.

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  • Betty Harmon Edwards outstanding volunteer fundraiser

    Updated: November 22, 2013 - 4:44 pm

    Posted: November 22, 2013

    When Betty Harmon Edwards was a scholarship student working on an education degree at the College of William and Mary, she interviewed for a position teaching junior high school science in Norfolk. She had no idea she'd wind up making Norfolk her home, and that she'd become one of Hampton Roads' most successful and sought-after fundraisers.

    Her first experience with fundraising began as a teacher. She was asked to work on an initiative to help pregnant students stay in school and earn their diploma - a novel concept at the time.

  • The Landmark Foundation outstanding foundation philanthropy

    Updated: November 22, 2013 - 4:49 pm

    Posted: November 22, 2013

    The Landmark Foundation was formed in 1953 by the late Frank Batten Sr., publisher of The Virginian-Pilot and co-founder of The Weather Channel.

    The foundation focuses its efforts on helping local organizations address the needs of the community, primarily in the areas of education and human services.

  • Ferguson Enterprises outstanding corporate philanthropist

    Updated: November 22, 2013 - 4:51 pm

    Posted: November 22, 2013

    Since its founding in 1953, Ferguson Enterprises has had a tradition of supporting civic, cultural, educational and environmental activities in the communities it serves.

    It maintains a corporate philanthropy committee, which evaluates requests from community organizations and awards funds based on how well they align with the corporation's values and mission. That mission statement reads, in part:

    * To make a contribution to our communities, as individuals and as a company.

    * To operate with integrity, and achieve our mission in an ethical manner.

  • Jenna Crumley and Brooke Gasser, founders of Kid2Kid for St. Mary's Home outstanding youth in philanthropy

    Updated: November 22, 2013 - 4:53 pm

    Posted: November 22, 2013

    At 13, Jenna Crumley's and Brooke Gasser's resumés of philanthropy exceed that of many who are twice or three times their age. Not only have they established, along with a dynamic group of ever-growing families, a successful program - Kid2Kid for St. Mary's Home - they have also inspired dozens of kids their age - and their parents - to become involved in fundraising, community service and volunteerism.

  • Catherine "Kitty" Schaum outstanding fundraising professional

    Updated: November 22, 2013 - 4:54 pm

    Posted: November 22, 2013

    Kitty Schaum came to Hampton Roads 25 years ago as the wife of a Navy captain and mother of three children who were in various stages of growing up.

    With a background of community service behind her - the role of the Navy spouse is largely unknown and always underappreciated, she notes - she had developed valuable skills she could contribute to the working world by the time her children started going off to college.

  • Eastern Virginia Medical School outstanding nonprofit organization

    Updated: November 22, 2013 - 4:58 pm

    Posted: November 22, 2013

    The website of Eastern Virginia Medical School states: "In the 1960s, civic leaders in Hampton Roads sought to improve care in the region and created a bold dream to build a medical school. Thanks to determination and community commitment, EVMS opened its doors in 1973, forever transforming the landscape of health care in Hampton Roads.

  • Macon and Joan Brock outstanding philanthropists

    Updated: November 22, 2013 - 4:59 pm

    Posted: November 22, 2013

    When Macon Brock and Joan Perry met in high school, only Joan knew right away that they'd spend the rest of their lives together - although it took until college for them to become sweethearts.

    It was their shared interests that brought them together as a couple, and it has been those shared interests that have informed their 49 years as a generous and inspirational philanthropic team.

  • Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards celebrating the impact of giving

    Updated: November 22, 2013 - 5:41 pm

    Posted: November 22, 2013

    Each year the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Hampton Roads issues a call for nominations to honor the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations whose gifts of commitment, dedication and leadership have made Hampton Roads a better place.

    All awards recipients are chosen by the AFP-HR Awards Committee. The committee reviews each application received by the stated deadline that satisfies all criteria.

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