Tusculum College Director of Development and Alumni Relations Susan D. Vance has been named a Chamberlain Scholar by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Foundation for Philanthropy and is to attend the 2007 International Conference on Fundraising in Dallas, Tex.
AFP is the largest association of fundraisers in the world and represents more than 27,000 fundraising practitioners across the globe. The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy supports programs and initiatives that help train fundraisers and increase knowledge and awareness of ethical fundraising.
Vance, a 1991 Tusculum College graduate, has been in fundraising for more than 10 years. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Mountain Empire Chapter.
AFP’s International Conference on Fundraising attracts more than 4,000 individuals and features more than 150 educational sessions on every aspect of philanthropy. The 2007 Conference will take place in Dallas, Texas March 25-28, 2007. Keynote speakers include Mary Tyler Moore and the Honorable Rudy Giuliani.
The Chamberlain Scholarship Program honors Ralph Chamberlain, CFRE, a long-time fundraiser and supporter of AFP. He helped to form one of the organization’s first chapters, the Greater New York Chapter and served as both chair of the association and the foundation. Because of his long-time support of the Foundation for Philanthropy, the AFP Board of Directors renamed the Conference Scholar Program in 2000 to honor Chamberlain’s memory and commitment to the fundraising profession.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 28,000 fundraisers in over 180 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The Association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.
The AFP Mountain Empire Chapter represents more than 25 charitable fundraisers in the local area. AFP was formally the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE). The Mountain Empire Chapter meets the first Thursday of each month at Best Western in Johnson City at 8 a.m. For more information contact Jamie Gray, chapter president, at 423-283-0963.