National Philanthropy Day | November 18

This year, the Arkansas Chapter expanded the number of honorees to recognize more individuals and organizations impacting our community. For the first time, we will celebrate finalists in each category and announce this year’s winners at the event on November 18th.

2021 Finalists 

Lifetime Achievement Award
Sheila Vaught

President's Award
Cynthia Van Winkle

Outstanding Philanthropist
Bunny and Carol Adcock
TJ and Cindy Boyle

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
William and Chrissy Clark
Melissa Hawkins
The Middleton Family

Outstanding Volunteer Youth Fundraiser
Kayla Gray
Michael Jordan
Madelyn Lawson

Outstanding Volunteer Organization
Arkansas Duck Derby
Rotary Club of Conway
UAMS Physician Assitant Program

Outstanding Youth Group
Champions of Hope
EAST at Marshall High School
Mount St. Mary Academy Junior Service Learning Group

Outstanding Foundation
C. Louis and Mary C. Cabe Foundation
The Ross Foundation
The Sunderland Foundation

Outstanding Corporation
Big Red Stores
Fowler Foods, Inc.

Outstanding Fundraising Professional
Shannon Boshears
Sherri Jones
Enid Olvey

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The Arkansas Chapter is recognized as a Ten Star Gold Chapter for 2021. Fewer than 20
percent of AFP's 200 professional chapters earn this recognition, making AFP Arkansas one of the association's leading chapters around the world. AFP Arkansas has earned this classification for the past several years and is proud to deliver a high standard to our members.

The Arkansas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals offers members the opportunity to connect with colleagues, engage in creative thinking, network with new friends and achieve great results in their work. Please check out our programs, volunteer opportunities and get to know your Chapter leaders. 

Congratulations to the Arkansas Chapter, one of the 98 chapters that earned the 2021 IDEA Champion Designation. IDEA stands for inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. The IDEA Champion Designation recognizes those chapters that have accomplished many of the key objectives in our goal of advancing diversity. 

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