The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Hampton Roads Chapter (AFP-HR) has named Executive Director of the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation Kitty Schaum its 2013 Outstanding Fundraising Professional. Schaum will be presented with the award at an event on National Philanthropy Day (Nov. 13), which is the AFP-HR’s annual recognition of philanthropic leaders in our community.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in 38 countries. For over 40 years, the AFP has worked to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The Hampton Roads chapter was formed in 2001 and is one of the largest AFP chapters in Virginia.
The Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc., as well as the entire volunteer emergency medical system in Virginia’s largest city. It is our vision to advocate for an independent and vital volunteer Virginia Beach rescue system, which provides free pre-hospital emergency care to the citizens and visitors of Virginia Beach. Foundation initiatives include recruitment, retention, advocacy and education efforts, among others. For more information, visit www.vbrescuefoundation.org.