Success Won’t Wait literacy volunteer recognized at National Philanthropy Day celebration

Pictured here is Matt McNeill with Success Won’t Wait co-founder Vincenza Carrieri-Russo, who nominated him for the honor.

To celebrate National Philanthropy Day, and to recognize those people most active in the philanthropic community, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Brandywine Chapter held a National Philanthropy Day Celebration on November 16, 2011. The event honored individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact on a philanthropic cause, project, or program through effective leadership, fundraising, and volunteer support.

Success Won’t Wait’s longtime volunteer Matt McNeill was recognized with the Youth in Philanthropy Award for literacy work over the last 9 years. 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.

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.

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.

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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