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Fithian Leadership Award

 

 

 

 

The International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy (AiP) recognizes annually an individual with a distinguished career in service to the philanthropic community. Awardees are chosen for their efforts to uphold the standards of excellence in ethics, service and charitable planning encouraged by the Association.

 

Named after the late Scott Fithian, one of the founding members and leaders of this organization whose passion for Philanthropic Advising continues to be highly recognized., the Fithian Leadership Award is the highest recognition awarded by the Association.

To nominate someone for this award, submit a letter including the nominee’s professional biography and specifically how they have elevated the profession of philanthropic planning beyond their own practice. Specific examples could include:

 

  • Service to an industry organization that promotes philanthropic planning
  • Providing education to other advisors, foundation executives and/or the general public on philanthropic planning strategies
  • Encouraging other professional advisors to incorporate philanthropic planning into their practice
  • Providing a forum for professional advisors from different arenas to share knowledge and ideas.
  • Creating new and/or expanding on the body of knowledge of philanthropy and philanthropic planning.

Eligibility

 

Any individual who is an active, professional philanthropic advisor is eligible for the Award. Membership in the Association is not a pre-requisite, though ability to attend the award ceremony at the AiP annual conference is a consideration.

 

 

Nominations

 

Nominations are accepted annually from active members of the Association. Nominators write a brief biographical description of the nominee, detailing the nominee’s work portfolio and detailing the contributions they have made to the field of philanthropy services.

 

 

Selection Process

 

Nominations are to be sent to AiP by December 30, 2016 for consideration by the selection committee.  The Committee reviews each nominee and selects a winner on a majority vote.

 

 

Presentation

 

The Award is presented at the Annual Conference on Philanthropy, held April 19-21, 2017 at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA.  The honoree is recognized before their peers and presented with the award.  The awards dinner takes place Wednesday, April 19, 2017,

Past Fithian Award Recipients

2016 | Les Winston, CAP, Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.  | Advisors in Philanthropy Foundation
2015 | Randy Fox,CGRC, PGDC
2014 | John A Warnick, Family Wealth Transitions & Solutions

2013 | Sally Alspaugh, CAP Independent Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy
2012 | Phil Cubeta, CAP The American College
2012 | Charles Collier, Harvard University
2011 | Joseph Selvaggio, MicroGrants
2010 | Johnne Syverson, Syverson Strege & Company
2009 | Barbara Culver, Resonate, Inc.
2008 | Paul G. Schervish, PhD, Boston College

 

Write a letter detailing why your candidate is deserving of the Fithian Award. Your letter should include a brief biographical description of the nominee, describing the nominee’s work portfolio and detailing the contributions he/she has made to the field of philanthropy services.
The Award will be presented at the Fithian Awards Dinner, held Wednesday, April 19, from 6:30 - 9:00 pm at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA. Prior to submitting this form, please confirm your nominee is able to attend the Fithian Awards Dinner.

The nominees ability to attend the award ceremony at the AiP annual conference is a consideration in the selection process.

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