Our congratulations go out this week to David M. Huffine, CFRE, Richard K. Martin, CFRE, Joyce Mitchell-Antoine, CFRE and Joan V. Black, CFRE, who were named recipients of highly prestigious awards during the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Celebration of Philanthropy awards dinner held 28 March 2015 at the AFP International Fundraising Conference. A sweep of these highly prestigious awards by CFRE certified fundraisers!
David M. Huffine, CFRE, received AFP’s highest honor bestowed upon its members, the 2015 Outstanding Fundraising Professional.
Huffine, who serves as Vice President for Advancement for St. Joseph’s Villa in Richmond, Va. and has helped raise an estimated $750 million in charitable funds over his career, was announced as the recipient in February of this year and received his award during the Celebration of Philanthropy on 28 March in Baltimore. The Outstanding Fundraising Professional award recognizes effective, creative and stimulating leadership as well as the practice and promotion of ethical fundraising. Full Announcement
Richard K. Martin, CFRE, was named the recipient of the Chair’s Award for Outstanding Service, given to individuals for exceptional service to AFP, the fundraising profession and/or the philanthropic community.
Following a career change to the nonprofit sector in 1993, Martin has not only been an outstanding fundraiser, but a committed advocate who has changed the way the profession looks at the issues of diversity and inclusion. Richard has worked for a variety of healthcare and human service organizations since finding his calling in the nonprofit sector and currently serves as Chief Advancement Officer for Lutheran Social Services in Detroit, MI.
The Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership to AFP went to Joyce Mitchell-Antoine, CFRE for her immense service and contributions across so many aspects of AFP and the profession.
During her career, Mitchell-Antoine has ascended the ranks of AFP leadership to become one of the most respected and accomplished members in the association and the profession. Currently the Vice President for Development at Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, she has served as an at-large board member for AFP International from 2005-2013, during which time she served as Vice-Chair of Membership Services and led the Membership Survey Task Force. Previously Joyce led at the chapter level, serving as secretary on the AFP North Triangle Chapter Board and chairing their National Philanthropy Day committee.
Joan V. Black, CFRE was named the 2015 recipient of the AFP Founders’ Medallion, given in recognition of a volunteer member whose work honors the legacy of AFP’s four founders: Abel Hanson, Harry Rosen, Benjamin Sklar and William R. Simms.
Over nearly four decades in fundraising and philanthropy, Black has become a giant in the profession and has shown time and time again her extraordinary commitment to AFP, its mission and the nonprofit sector. While Black official “retired” in 2014, her career spanned several executive positions from leading the United Way of the Central Fraser Valley in British Columbia to serving as Executive Director of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation in Saskatchewan and eventually launching her own firm, Black Fund Development Inc. in 1993. In retirement she continues to remain an active and engaged volunteer for AFP and the profession.
Please join CFRE International in congratulating each of these outstanding fundraisers and CFREs on receiving these richly deserved honors. Their distinguished leadership in philanthropic fundraising is something to which all fundraisers can aspire. As CFRE certified fundraisers, they exemplify that CFRE certification represents a milestone achievement in a career-long commitment to growth and service in the fundraising profession that they lead and the donors and missions that they serve! Congratulations all!