The Edmond Sun

June 17, 2013

Public asked to vote on best philanthropists 

Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — The Association of Fundraising Professionals will celebrate National Philanthropy Day on Oct. 31 at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. AFP is also celebrating 30 years of recognizing philanthropic leadership in Central Oklahoma. They are seeking nominations in one of the following nine categories: Fundraising professional, volunteer fundraiser, corporation, philanthropist, foundation, outstanding philanthropic service organization, outstanding achievement in diversity, outstanding fundraising organization and outstanding youth making a difference. Anyone can vote.

Last year Heidi Russell of Edmond received the Mike McDonald Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award. Paul Folger with KOCO News was the emcee and he presented Russell with the award.

The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. June 21. Go to to cast votes.