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  • Chapter Service Award

    Each year the Association of Fundraising Professionals Silicon Valley Chapter honors a member who has gone above and beyond in service to our Chapter with the Chapter Service Award. This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize a colleague who has given significant time and expertise to ensure that our Chapter is meeting the needs of our members.

    The 2019 Chapter Service Award Selection panel is comprised of members from the chapter as well as past Chapter Service Award recipients. The committee will convene in November to review the applications and choose the honoree.

    Please use the link below for the nomination form and criteria. Nomination deadline is 5:30 PM PDT, September 30, 2018. The award will be presented at the December AFP SV chapter luncheon meeting.

    2019 AFP SV Chapter Service Award Nomination Form

    Thank you for helping our chapter to recognize one of our members for his/her exemplary volunteer service. If you have any questions, please contact us at or (408) 744-0412.

    This award recognizes exemplary service to the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.


    Past Recipients


    2018  Nivisha Mehta

    2017  Beverly Lenihan

    2016  Pilar Furlong

    2015  Amy Peabody

    2014  Patricia Narciso, CFRE

    2013  Karen Kwan, CFRE

    2012  Erin O’Toole

    2011  Scott Johnson

    2010  Leslie Williams-Hurt

    2009  Sharon Svensson

    2008  Chelsey Piasentin Souza

    2007  Christine Jeffers

    2006  Nancy Neal

    2005  Mari Ellen Reynolds

    2004  Steve French

    2003  Barb Larson

    2002  Tish Bayer

    2001  Jeanne Schmelzer

    2000  Trish Brock

    1999  Anita Louis Grossman

    1998  Caroline Punches

    1997  Karen Hillhouse

    1996  Diane Ford

    1995  Margaret Mills

    1994  Wendy Sutherland

    1993  Diane Wesson

    1992  Sue Liskovec

    1991  Judith Blasé

    1990  Donna Lynd

    1989  Michael Multer

    1988  Nancy Neal

    1987  Margie Becker

    1986  Barbara Buss


    Criteria for Chapter Service Award Nomination Submission


    1. The nominee, over a period of years, through her/his work as a Chapter volunteer:

     (a)  demonstrates exceptional leadership skills,

     (b)  enhances the ability of the Chapter to serve the fundraising profession, and

     (c)  is an inspiring role model for Chapter members.


    1. Nominee must be current in his/her AFP Silicon Valley Chapter membership dues to be considered for this Award.


    1. The nominator must be current in his/her AFP Silicon Valley Chapter membership dues to submit a nomination.


    1. The Chapter President, President-Elect, and Immediate Past President are ineligible

          for the award.


    Selection Process

     The immediate Past President shall recruit a Committee composed of current Chapter members, including past recipients, to assist with the review of the nominations and selection process.  The award will be presented at the December 2019 Chapter luncheon meeting.

    Nomination Form.

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