The Association of Fundraising Professionals NC, Triad Chapter has been named a 2015 Friends of Diversity Designation 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 Friends of Diversity Designation for performing specific activities designed to increase diversity and inclusion within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy. Of the 243 chapters in AFP, 74 chapters received the 2015 Friends of Diversity Designation.

“We value diversity in our community and are honored to receive this award for the Piedmont Triad. A special thanks to the wonderful leadership from our Diversity Committee Chair, Tamisha Keith. I’m so proud of our board and the many hands involved who helped make this happen,” said Sabrina Slade, President of AFP NC, Triad chapter.

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

“I want to congratulate the Triad Chapter, which is playing a key role in the Piedmont Triad area in promoting diversity and inclusion in 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 Friends of Diversity Chapters embody the AFP Diversity and Inclusion Philosophy which is that diversity and inclusion create a strong, vital and unified force for the effective pursuit of an organization’s mission and achieving philanthropic success, and I’m pleased to recognize their outstanding efforts. If individuals and organizations in the Triad area have questions about fundraising and philanthropy, they should definitely contact Jean Krapfel at 828.381-2070, email .”

Criteria for the award are determined by AFP International Headquarters. A list of several goals is published annually, and chapters must accomplish 7 of these goals during the year and submit a nomination form for verification to be honored.

For more information on the Friends of Diversity Designation process, please visit