PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 15, 2012)—Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Board of Associates—a long standing group of volunteers who raise money for research and patient care through special projects and fundraising events—was named Outstanding Volunteer Fundraising Group of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Philadelphia Chapter (AFP-GPC). The group was honored at AFP-GPC’s annual event at The Philadelphia Loews Hotel for National Philanthropy Day on November 14, 2012.
“We are honored to receive this noteworthy award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals,” said Elizabeth R. Rizor, president of Fox Chase’s Board of Associates. “Our group is filled with dedicated people who really care about Fox Chase’s mission, they are truly deserving of this award.”
Fox Chase’s Board of Associates is a group of volunteers who have been supporting patient care and cancer research at the Center since 1965. The group has grown to include six member organizations, which raise money for research and patient care through special projects and events. Over the years, they have raised more than $19 million dollars.
For more information or to join a chapter of Fox Chase’s Board of Associates, please call 215-728-2441.
About National Philanthropy Day:
National Philanthropy Day honors truly exceptional volunteers and donors for their work in the community. Over 600 local leaders took part in celebrating National Philanthropy Day in Philadelphia to honor the tremendous efforts of the individuals and groups who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy and communities through the region.
The mission of AFP-GPC is to enhance the philanthropic effectiveness of the Greater Philadelphia community through the promotion of ethical practices, professional development, education, communication, leadership, and service. AFP-GPC strives for excellence, encourages diversity and models professionalism in the pursuit of ethical and effective philanthropy.