Success Won’t Wait literacy volunteer Matt McNeill named 2011 Youth in Philanthropy Award Winner

Congratulations to Success Won’t Wait literacy volunteer Matt McNeill! Matt was recently was named the 2011 recipient of the Youth in Philanthropy Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Brandywine Chapter.

The award will be presented at the annual National Philanthropy Day celebration. This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Deerfield Golf and Tennis Club in Newark, Delaware.

The event honors individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact on a philanthropic cause, project, or program through effective leadership, fundraising, and volunteer support.  Matt was nominated by Success Won’t Wait co-founder Vincenza Carrieri-Russo for his dedication to the organization over the course of nine years.

The Awards Selection Committee was comprised of Fred C. Sears II, President and CEO, Delaware Community Foundation; Peter C. Morrow, Executive Director, Welfare Foundation and 2009 Philanthropy Award Recipient; and Janis Julian, Senior Vice President and Director of Community Strategy, WSFS Bank.

Other event honorees include Sonia S. Sloan for the Lifetime Achievement Award; Barclays Bank for the  Philanthropy Day Award; and Jane P. Wilkie for the Volunteer Award.

About the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Brandywine Chapter

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 30,000 members in 207 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 local Brandywine Chapter comprises over 170 active members representing non-profit organizations throughout the region.  Founded in 1984, the Brandywine Chapter strives to advance the profession of fundraising and the institution of philanthropy for the public good by serving the communities of the Brandywine Valley, including Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Eastern Maryland, and Southwestern New Jersey.

About National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is a special day set aside on the fifteenth of November. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy — and those people active in the philanthropic community — to the enrichment of our world.

NPD provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. First held in 1986, NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions. Last year, more than 100 AFP chapters held NPD events and activities across North America.

Founded in 2002, Success Won’t Wait, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit literacy organization based in Wilmington, Delaware. Want to learn more about Success Won’t Wait’s literacy projects, how to donate used  books, or volunteer your time? Simply visit About Success Won’t Wait.

Read now, because success won’t wait!

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