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Philanthropy Day Event Celebrates & Advances Giving in Alaska

Alaska Philanthropy Day, set for Thursday, November 7 at Anchorage’s Hotel Captain Cook, will bring together those who share their money, time and expertise to bring about lasting community change in Alaska communities. The event will celebrate the generosity of local individuals, corporations and foundations and provide high-quality continuing education for Alaska’s fundraising professionals.

Alaska’s event is part of National Philanthropy Day, a hallmark of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). The local celebration will feature an awards luncheon to honor those who give to their communities through Alaska’s nonprofit organizations, and a day-long conference offering training for the women and men who lead nonprofits as fundraising, or development, professionals. Across Alaska, 118 development professionals are members of AFP, and 33 have achieved Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) status.

Janice Gow Pettey, an internationally recognized authority on ethics in fundraising, is this year’s Alaska Philanthropy Day keynote speaker. Pettey teaches at the University of San Francisco, where she earned her Doctorate. She is the author of the books, Ethical Fundraising: A Guide for Nonprofit Boards and Fundraisers and Cultivating Diversity in Fundraising. Pettey will also address the annual meeting of AFP Alaska Chapter members and lead conference workshops.

Alaskans to be honored with 2013 Philanthropy Day Awards will be announced in early October. Awards honor generous donations to their Alaska communities as volunteers, donors, corporate citizens, and professionals. The awards luncheon attracts more than 300 individuals and companies each year from across the state.

To make reservations for this year’s Alaska Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon or register for the day-long conference, visit afpalaska.afpnet.org.

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