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Ten Star Chapter

2012 Ten Star LogoThe Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter has been named a 2012 Ten Star Chapter.

Every year AFP, the largest association of professional fundraisers in the world, honors chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan. Chapters receive the Ten Star Award for performing specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy. Of the 231 chapters in AFP, 112 chapters received the 2012 Ten Star Award.

 “The Ten Star recognition is a compliment to Stacy Oldfield, our past president, and the 2012 board for the work done to enhance the fundraising profession here in the Lowcountry” said Tom Walker of Trident United Way and current AFP Board Chair. “The award points to the great programming offered through AFP to members to enhance fundraising skills and also the work of the chapter in promoting philanthropy in the Lowcountry through National Philanthropy Week and Philanthropy Day held each November.”

Ten Star Chapters are recognized at the AFP International Conference on Fundraising. Chapters also earn the privilege of displaying the Ten Star logo on their website, newsletters and stationary.

“I want to congratulate the South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter, which is playing a key role in the Charleston area in promoting ethical and effective fundraising and educating the public about the importance of philanthropy and wise giving,” said Andrew Watt, FInstF, president and CEO of AFP.  “Our Ten Star Chapters have demonstrated outstanding programming and leadership for the fundraising, and I’m pleased to recognize their outstanding efforts.  If individuals and organizations in the Charleston area have questions about fundraising and philanthropy, they should definitely contact the Lowcountry Chapter.”

Criteria for the award are determined by AFP International Headquarters. A list of several goals is published annually, and chapters must accomplish 10 of these goals during the year and submit a nomination form for verification to be honored.

For more information on the Ten Star Award process, please visit