November 09, 2016 - AFP Greater Arizona Chapter - Celebration of Philanthropy
What: Celebration of Philanthropy
Where: JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort & Spa
When: November 9, 2016
Time: 11:30 AM
Beneficiary: Philanthropy, Leadership, AFP
Host(s): Allegra, Fry's, Powers Young and Company, Wells Fargo
Master of Ceremonies: Don Henninger
Co-Chair(s): Jodi Stoken (Child Crisis Arizona), Jodeph Dulin (A New Leaf)
Committee Members: Justin Duran, Kyle Harris, Keith Kerber, Sue Gifford, Dana Terrazas, Jacquelyn Ahrenberg, Karolyn Kiburz
President(s): Torrie Taj
Welcome: Torrie Taj
Of note: Three local mayors were recognized at the luncheon.
Sponsors: SILVER: BHHS Legacy Foundation, EideBailly; SPARKLING: fry's, PowersYoung Company, Wells Fargo, Auction & Event Solutions; PRINTING: Allegra; LOCATION: JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale
Quote of the evening: "It was President Reagan who proclaimed 11/15 National Philanthropy Day," said Torrie Taj
Information: Karolyn Kiburz (480) 947-3459
Board of Directors: Torrie Taj (President), Adele Dietrich (President Elect), Ben Powers (Immediate Past President), Nicolle Walker (Treasurer), Rebecca Zandarski (Secretary); COMMITTEE CHAIRS: Melissa Dicesare, Joe Dulin, Sue Gaub, Liz Kaplan, Keith Kerber, Cassie Patris-Browne, Chris Sar, Sandra Searle, Jodi Stoken, Bethany Taylor, Sarah Weisman, Karolyn Kiburz
Blacktie Photos by: Audra Arbas
Proud parents: Susan Netsch, Bailey Netsch (Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy), Jeff Netsch
By Myra Richman...
The AFP Greater Arizona Chapter's Celebration of Philanthropy was held November 9, 2016 at JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa -- in honor of National Philanthropy Day.
Congratulations were in order for the 2016 Leadership Award winners:
Outstanding Foundation/Corporation - Kemper & Ethel Marley Foundation
Outstanding Fundraising Executive - Tamara Bohannon, Catholic Charities Community Services
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy - Bailey Netsch, Alpha Chi Omega – ASU Sorority
Outstanding Philanthropists - Billie Jo & Judd Herberger
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser - Mike Hutchinson
These special honorees were celebrated at this year's Celebration of Philanthropy Luncheon along with the Spirit of Philanthropy honorees.
The celebration began with a morning educational presentation with world-renowned authority on philanthropy, Kay Sprinkel Grace from San Francisco, and concluded with the awards luncheon. Ms. Grace was also the luncheon's keynote speaker.
Returning Master of Ceremonies, Don Henninger, handled the large ballroom crowd with charm and great respect.
Numerous award winners were recognized and honored at the podium for their leadership and support of many nonprofits in the Valley of the Sun--a great inspiration to an appreciative audience.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals represents more than 30,000 members in 230 chapters around the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. AFP represents development professionals and key decision makers in their organizations.
For more information, please visit www.afpgreateraz.afpnet.org or call 480.947.3459.