Nominations Now Open for Class of 2022 AFP Distinguished Fellows


May 5, 2021

The Distinguished Fellows Program recognizes individuals who have made significant leadership contributions to philanthropy and the fundraising profession, and who continue to advance ethical and effective fundraising through their volunteer and advisory work. The designation represents the pinnacle of service to AFP and the profession, and to the tenets of giving, volunteerism, and philanthropy.

AFP membership exceeds 25,000 individual members and over 1,500 non-profit organizational members. To better serve the needs of members and the global fundraising community, AFP developed the Fellows recognition program to highlight the experience and knowledge of its senior leaders. The program utilizes their expertise to support our members and chapters as speakers and/or mentors.

The selection committee is comprised of the Immediate Past Chairs of the four AFP Boards, co-chairs from the AFP Board, AFP US Foundation for Philanthropy, Canada Foundation Board and the AFP Canada Board, and Alternates to the AFP Nominating Committee.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2022 class of Distinguished Fellows to be recognized at ICON 2022 in Las Vegas, NV. The deadline for submission of completed nominations is July 31, 2021

Fellows will receive either the designation of “FAFP” or “HonFAFP”. Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • AFP Global members currently serving on either the AFP Board, AFP US Foundation for Philanthropy, Canada Foundation Board, or the AFP Canada Board are ineligible to apply.
  • AFP members must have fifteen or more years in the profession.
  • Nonmembers must have fifteen or more years in leadership.
  • A nomination can be submitted annually. If not accepted, nomination can be resubmitted a maximum of three times.

The nomination form can be found by using this link:

Should you have any questions about the program or the form, please reach out to Sam Edwards, Special Projects Manager, at

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