AFP of Greater Detroit to Recognize Claudia Harlan as Distinguished Volunteer at the 20th Annual National Philanthropy Day Dinner

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The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Detroit Chapter will recognize Claudia Harlan as a Distinguished Volunteer at the 20th Annual National Philanthropy Day Dinner, Thursday, November 17, 2011.

"I am reminded by St. Vincent to "do good to all" when you can, in all the ways you can, for all the people you can, while you can. I hope to continue to serve St. Vincent de Paul for many years to come,” stated Mrs. Harlan.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Detroit Chapter will recognize Claudia Harlan as a Distinguished Volunteer at the 20th Annual National Philanthropy Day Dinner, Thursday, November 17, 2011.

Distinguished Volunteers are the advocates, leaders, and mentors whose passion for their respective causes inspire philanthropic action and community involvement in southeast Michigan. Claudia is an active donor and outstanding Foundation Board member who has a passion for the mission of St. Vincent de Paul and focuses her talent, time and treasures on the Camp Program. Claudia has co-chaired the ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC for the last 2 years, which have been the most successful in the history of the 19 year old event. “I am honored to receive the AFP distinguished volunteer award on behalf of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. I am reminded by St. Vincent to "do good to all" when you can, in all the ways you can, for all the people you can, while you can. I hope to continue to serve St. Vincent de Paul for many years to come,” stated Mrs. Harlan. The true winners of Claudia’s commitment and dedication are the children who attend Camp Ozanam.    

The AFP Greater Detroit Chapter will hold the 20th Annual National Philanthropy Day Dinner on Thursday, November 17th at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. The event is hosted by Henry Ford Health System and presented by Crain’s Detroit Business. National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is observed by 200+ AFP Chapters across the country to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy and those people active in the philanthropic community. For more information on NPD and AFP of Greater Detroit, visit http://www.afpdetroit.org.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) of Greater Detroit, a membership resource utilized by fundraising and nonprofit professionals throughout southeastern Michigan, seeks to foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals, to preserve and enhance philanthropy and volunteerism, and to promote the highest ethical standards in the fundraising profession worldwide. The Greater Detroit Chapter of AFP offers the best networking opportunities, an unwavering commitment to the highest ethical standards, and the most exciting and cutting edge educational and professional advancement opportunities.

About the Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Detroit
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Detroit is the local arm of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization and one of the oldest charitable organizations in the world. The Detroit office of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a major provider of human and disaster relief services, assisting people in crisis that have been victims of fires or floods, lost their job, or other urgent situations by providing emergency support. The Society works in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Detroit, networking with 2,000 Vincentian volunteers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Lapeer, St. Clair and Monroe counties, and assisting 30,000 local households annually. For more information, visit http://www.svdpdet.org.

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