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Chapter Ten Star/Ten Star Gold Awards

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The Chapter Ten Star/Ten Star Gold Awards honor those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the Strategic Plan.

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2025 Ten Star/Ten Star Gold/IDEA Champion Tracker
2025 Ten Star/Ten Star Gold/IDEA Champion Application (Coming Fall 2024)


AFP’s Strategic Plan is the blueprint for organizational growth and success in the future. For the strategic plan to be effective, it must be implemented through a partnership between AFP Global and the local chapters. As each chapter contributes its part to the overall Strategic Plan, AFP will meet its goals and continue to advance philanthropy and the fundraising profession around the world.

Program Mission:

The Chapter Ten Star & Ten Star Gold awards honor those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the Strategic Plan.  Both Awards encourage chapters to perform specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy. 
 

Ten Star Eligibility:

Your chapter must acknowledge and be committed to the AFP Global IDEA Statement of Principles

All Chapters can earn the Ten Star or Ten Star Gold Awards. There is no limit to the number of Ten Star Awards that can be presented in a given year. Regardless of size, budget or resources, as long as a chapter fulfills the necessary goals it is eligible. The chapter must submit an application by January 31, 2025 for activities completed during 2024. The application must be signed by the chapter president and one other board member.

Process and Deadline:

9 goals are required of all chapters for both the Ten Star and Ten Star Gold awards. Ten Star Gold requires the completion of 8 additional goals and neither designation requires any optional goals as they have in the past. The application was recently reviewed by a global taskforce of AFP volunteer leaders to determine how it can be made more accessible to chapters both large and small.

Chapters must submit the application form by the deadline. Submit all forms via the electronic application. All applications must be received on or before Wednesday, January 31, 2025, 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time).

All application forms will be acknowledged by automated confirmation e-mail. AFP Global reserves the right to confirm and verify goals on a nomination-by-nomination basis. Any disputes to the Ten Star or Ten Star Gold nominations must be received at AFP Global by March 1, 2025. The AFP Chapter Support Committee will make final determination on any disputed applications.

Application Resources:

Award Presentation:

AFP will verify and determine which chapters have accomplished the necessary goals to earn the Chapter Ten Star award or Ten Star Gold award. 

2025 Ten Star & Ten Star Gold Chapters will be recognized at AFP’s 2025 ICON in Seattle, Washington and on the AFP website. All recipients will receive a complimentary web/audioconference registration to be used in 2025, and use of a Ten Star or personalized Ten Star Gold logo to promote the success of your chapter on your chapter website, newsletters, stationery, etc.

Ten Star Gold Chapters will receive the following additional rewards:

  • One free AFP Global membership scholarship to use in your chapter
  • Listing in Advancing Philanthropy

If you have any questions about the Chapter Ten Star Awards Program, please contact chapter.tenstar@afpglobal.org.

Congratulations to our 2024 Ten Star Gold Winners!

AFP AL, Alabama Chapter
AFP AR, Arkansas Chapter
AFP AR, Northwest Chapter
AFP AZ, Greater Arizona Chapter
AFP AZ, Southern Chapter
AFP BC, Greater Vancouver Chapter
AFP CA, Capital Chapter
AFP CA, Desert Communities Chapter
AFP CA, Golden Gate Chapter
AFP CA, Greater Los Angeles Chapter
AFP CA, Monterey Bay Chapter
AFP CA, Orange County Chapter
AFP CA, San Diego Chapter
AFP CA, Silicon Valley Chapter
AFP CA, Yosemite Chapter
AFP CT, Fairfield County Chapter
AFP FL, First Coast Chapter
AFP FL, Indian River Chapter
AFP FL, Miami Chapter
AFP FL, Tampa Bay Chapter
AFP FL, Treasure Coast Chapter
AFP GA, Atlanta Chapter
AFP HI, Aloha Chapter
AFP IA, Eastern Chapter
AFP IA, Greater Tri-State Chapter
AFP IL, Chicago Chapter
AFP IN, Indiana Northeast Chapter
AFP KY, Greater Louisville Chapter
AFP LA, Baton Rouge Chapter
AFP LA, Greater New Orleans Chapter
AFP MB, Manitoba Chapter
AFP MD, Western Maryland Chapter
AFP MI, Greater Detroit Chapter
AFP MN, Southern Minnesota Chapter
AFP MO, Greater Kansas City Chapter
AFP MO, St. Louis Regional Chapter
AFP NC, Charlotte Chapter
AFP NC, Triad Chapter
AFP NF, Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter
AFP NJ, New Jersey Chapter
AFP NJ, Southern Chapter
AFP NV, Las Vegas Chapter
AFP NV, Sierra Chapter
AFP NY, Hudson-Mohawk Chapter
AFP NY, Western Chapter
AFP OH, Central Chapter
AFP OH, Cincinnati Chapter
AFP OH, Greater Cleveland Chapter
AFP OH, Greater Dayton Region Chapter
AFP OH, Greater Springfield Chapter
AFP OH, Northwest Chapter
AFP PA, Berks Regional Chapter
AFP PA, Greater Philadelphia Chapter
AFP PA, Northwestern Chapter
AFP QC, Quebec Chapter
AFP SC, Lowcountry Chapter
AFP SC, Piedmont Chapter
AFP SD, South Dakota Chapter
AFP SK, South Saskatchewan Chapter
AFP TN, Great Smoky Mountain Chapter
AFP TN, Memphis Chapter
AFP TN, Nashville Chapter
AFP TX, Central Chapter
AFP TX, Fort Worth Metro Chapter
AFP TX, Greater Austin Chapter
AFP TX, Greater Dallas Chapter
AFP TX, Greater Houston Chapter
AFP TX, Texas Plains Chapter
AFP VA, Hampton Roads Chapter
AFP WA, South Sound Chapter
AFP WI, Greater Madison Chapter
AFP WI, Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter
AFP WI, Upper Mississippi Valley Chapter
 

Congratulations to our 2024 Ten Star Winners!

AFP AB, Calgary & Area Chapter
AFP AK, Alaska Chapter
AFP CA, Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter
AFP CO, Colorado Chapter
AFP CO, Southern Chapter
AFP CT, Connecticut Chapter
AFP DC, Washington DC Metro Area Chapter
AFP DE, Brandywine Chapter
AFP FL, Central Chapter
AFP FL, Palm Beach County Chapter
AFP FL, Southwest Chapter
AFP FL, Volusia/Flagler Chapter
AFP IA, Central Chapter
AFP IL, Central Chapter
AFP IL, Rockford Area Chapter
AFP IN, Indiana Chapter
AFP KS, Kansas Heartland Chapter
AFP KY, Bluegrass Chapter
AFP LA, North Chapter
AFP MA, Massachusetts Chapter
AFP MD, Maryland Chapter
AFP MI, Capital Area Chapter
AFP MI, West Michigan Chapter
AFP MN, Minnesota Chapter

AFP NC, Western Chapter
AFP NE, Nebraska Chapter
AFP NH, Northern New England
AFP NY, Central Chapter
AFP NY, Genesee Valley Chapter
AFP NY, Greater Hudson Valley Chapter
AFP NY, Long Island
AFP NY, New York City Chapter
AFP OH, Mahoning-Shenango Chapter
AFP OK, Oklahoma Chapter
AFP ON, Canada South Chapter
AFP ON, Central Ontario Chapter
AFP ON, Golden Horseshoe Chapter
AFP ON, Ottawa Chapter
AFP ON, South Eastern Ontario
AFP PA, Northeastern Chapter
AFP PA, Western Chapter
AFP TX, Coastal Bend Chapter
AFP Utah Chapter
AFP VA, Shenandoah Chapter
AFP VA, Tri-State Chapter
AFP WI, Northeast Chapter

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