Nominations & Awards
Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the 2022 Board of Directors.
Fundraisers need a robust community of peers where we can learn together, share resources, and expand our ability to support our amazing organizations.
Being a board member allows you to develop your own leadership skills as well as furthering the goals of Advancement Northwest. Advancement Northwest requires a strong Board of Directors that is:
- Focused on centering the inclusion of our entire fundraising community and the communities they support
- Committed to providing meaningful content and the space needed to lift our collective work
- Motivated to think outside the box
In order to give all AFP Advancement Northwest members an opportunity to volunteer, we are extending the deadline for our Board of Directors applications to 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 26.
Are you a strategic thinker? An event planner? Someone who is pushing your organization to build more equitable fundraising structures? Your fellow fundraisers need and appreciate all your talents and insights. Being a board member gives you a new area to develop your own leadership skills, as well as supporting your colleagues across the sector.
Nominate yourself or a worthy colleague. Professionals at all levels are encouraged to submit a nomination to serve. Membership is required for board service, but scholarships are available.
Join us to develop your leadership skills while we work together to further the goals of Advancement Northwest.
Nominations for the 2022 Board of Directors are Closed.
Professional Achievement Award
Advancement Northwest is pausing the Professional Achievement Award and will not choose a recipient in 2021.
The award honors a fundraising professional who exemplifies the highest standards of the profession, shows personal integrity, and whose work has made a clear difference in philanthropic missions across our community.
The last year has presented many obstacles for fundraisers. It does not feel right to celebrate one person when so many have excelled, met incredible challenges, and shown up to lead.
Established by the Northwest Development Officers Association in 1985, the Professional Achievement Award has been the pinnacle of achievement for fundraising professionals in the Pacific Northwest.
The Award has been a valued tradition and many worthy fundraisers have been honored. By taking this year off, Advancement Northwest is giving ourselves the time and space to thoughtfully consider the role of this award for future years. Thank you for understanding.
2020 Jody Waits, YouthCare
2019 Carol Borgmann, CFRE, Lakeside School
2018 Ray Li, University of Washington
2017 Lee Heck, University of Washington
2016 Janet Aldrich Jacobs, CFRE, CAP, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington
2015 Mary Kaufman-Cranney, The Nature Conservancy in Washington
2014 Thomas W. Mesaros, CFRE, formerly of The Alford Group
2013 Lynn Hogan, UW Medicine
2012 Jane Ewing, Cornish College of the Arts
2011 Robert W. Davidson, Seattle Aquarium
2010 Susie Burdick, formerly of Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center
2009 Sonya Campion, The Campion Foundation
2008 Terry Collings, Seattle Public Library Foundation
2007 Laura Rehrmann, Group Health Community Foundation
2006 Janet Boguch, Non-Profit Works
2005 Michele Hasson
2004 Stuart Grover, PhD, The Collins Group
2003 Barry McConnell, Make-A-Wish Foundation
2002 Lynn Schrader, CFRE
2001 Susan Howlett, Consultant
2000 Jacquelyn B. Ostrom, Third Sector Consulting
1999 Mary Ann Ranta, Children’s Hospital Foundation
1998 Rodney Wheeler, United Way of King County
1997 Ed Larson, Pacific Lutheran University
1996 Rita Ryder, YWCA Seattle-King County
1995 Jane Carlson Williams, The Seattle Foundation
1994 Marlys Erickson, Market Foundation
1993 Arthur Jacobus, Pacific Northwest Ballet
1992 Marilyn Dunn, University of Washington
1991 Edward C. Schumacher, Salmon Bay Associates
1990 Doug Picha, Children’s Hospital Foundation
1989 Anne Farrell, The Seattle Foundation
1988 Dale Bailey, Independent Colleges of Washington
1987 Shirley Bushnell, University of Puget Sound
1986 Pat Lewis, Camp Fire
1985 Frank Minton, University of Washington
Awardees are listed with affiliations at the time of each award was given.