Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Association to honor work of philanthropists

Association to honor work of philanthropists: "Association to honor work of philanthropists

By Lesly Rascoe

Thursday, October 27, 2005

They serve on boards and committees; they offer ideas and opinions; they open their checkbooks and their homes to fundraising events.

“They” are philanthropists, and their day to be recognized happens this year on Nov. 17.

The Central Texas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will present awards that day to couples, individuals and businesses at its annual event at Ridgewood Country Club.

The group hosts National Philanthropy Day to recognize the people who give money and time to nonprofit organizations, said Beth Vivio, a member of the selection committee. “We are fortunate that there are so many generous people in Central Texas,” she said. “We want to publicly recognize and applaud their good works. We also want to educate the community about the importance of philanthropy. It is an essential part of what makes Central Texas such a great place to live.”"

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