1. Patrick and Edeltraud McCarthy received this award at the National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, CA Desert Communities Chapter on November 12, 2014. The video was produced by Lynn Hawks of Circle Take Media.

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  2. This award was given to Mrs. Moir at the 8th Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, CA Desert Communities Chapter on November 12, 2014. Mrs. Moir is the Founder of the Steinway Society located in Riverside County.

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  3. Jan Oliphant received this award at the National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, CA Desert Communities Chapter, on November 12, 2014.

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  4. Palm Desert Rotary Club received this award at the National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, CA Desert Communities Chapter, on November 12, 2014.

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  5. Burrtec Waste Management received this award at the National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, CA Desert Communities Chapter, on November 12, 2014.

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Association of Fundraising Professionals, Desert Communities Chapter

Scott Schroeder

The CA Desert Communities Chapter, established in October 2006, is one of 237 AFP affiliate chapters worldwide. More than 30,000 AFP members adhere to a Code of Ethical Standards and are eligible to apply for the CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive)…


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The CA Desert Communities Chapter, established in October 2006, is one of 237 AFP affiliate chapters worldwide. More than 30,000 AFP members adhere to a Code of Ethical Standards and are eligible to apply for the CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) credential after five years in the profession.

The majority of our Chapter Members work or volunteer for nonprofit organizations in the Coachella Valley. If you are not among them, we invite you to join as a member today. You will network with professional colleagues serving local nonprofit organizations, while participating in educational workshops and luncheon programs on a variety of topics relevant to effective and ethical fundraising practices. What you learn will benefit you personally and the organization you serve.

Non-members are welcome to attend monthly Chapter programs and luncheons. Scholarship funds are available to individuals of limited means to attend educational programs, to join AFP, and to attend AFP's International Conference each Spring.

The CA Desert Communities Chapter hosts a National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon annually in November (this year on November 18, 2015) with 500 guests in attendance. Award categories include Outstanding Philanthropist, Outstanding Philanthropic Volunteer, Outstanding Fundraising Professional, Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation, Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation, and Outstanding Founder of a Coachella Valley Nonprofit Organization. Award nominations are invited from AFP members and nonmembers each spring.

Our Chapter is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors. Monthly board meetings are open to all chapter members who wish to attend.

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