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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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Submit the 2024 Ten Star/Ten Star Gold Application

2024 Ten Star/Ten Star Gold Tracker 

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 award honors 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 12 goals (for Ten Star) or 18 Goals (for Ten Star Gold) it is eligible. The chapter must submit an award application by January 31, 2024 for activities completed during 2023. The application must be signed by the chapter president and one other board member.

Process and Deadline:

Several goals are required of all chapters for both the Ten Star and Ten Star Gold awards. Chapters can decide which optional goals to accomplish. Optional criteria and required criteria are listed beneath the main AFP Strategic Plan Goals so chapters may correlate their accomplishments to the advancement of the Association’s strategic goals and reinforce the vital role chapters and chapter leaders play.

Chapters must submit the application form by the deadline date. Submit all forms via the electronic application. All nominations must be received on or before Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 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, 2024. 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. 

Ten Star & Ten Star Gold Chapters will be recognized at AFP’s 2024 ICON and on the AFP website. All recipients will receive a complimentary web/audioconference registration to be used in 2024, 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
  • Recognition at Chapter Presidents Council meeting
  • Listing in Advancing Philanthropy

If you have any questions about the Chapter Ten Star Awards Program, please contact

Congratulations to our 2023 Ten Star Gold Winners!

AFP AB, Edmonton & Area Chapter 
AFP AL, Alabama Chapter 
AFP AR, Arkansas Chapter 
AFP AR, Northwest Chapter 
AFP AZ, Southern Chapter 
AFP CA, Golden Gate Chapter 
AFP CA, Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter 
AFP CA, Orange County Chapter 
AFP CA, San Diego Chapter 
AFP CA, Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter 
AFP CA, Silicon Valley Chapter 
AFP CA, Yosemite Chapter 
AFP CO, Colorado Chapter 
AFP FL, First Coast Chapter 
AFP FL, Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter 
AFP FL, Indian River Chapter 
AFP FL, Miami Chapter 
AFP FL, Palm Beach County Chapter 
AFP FL, Southwest Chapter 
AFP FL, Tampa Bay Chapter 
AFP FL, Treasure Coast Chapter 
AFP GA, Atlanta Chapter 
AFP IA, Greater Tri-State Chapter 
AFP IL, Chicago 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 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 NJ, Southern Chapter 
AFP NS, Nova Scotia Chapter 
AFP NV, Las Vegas Chapter 
AFP NY, Hudson-Mohawk Chapter

AFP OH, Central Chapter 
AFP OH, Cincinnati Chapter 
AFP OH, Greater Cleveland Chapter 
AFP OH, Greater Springfield Chapter 
AFP OH, Mahoning-Shenango Chapter 
AFP OH, Northwest Chapter 
AFP OR, Oregon & SW Washington Chapter 
AFP PA, Berks Regional Chapter 
AFP PA, Greater Philadelphia Chapter 
AFP PA, Western Chapter 
AFP QC, Quebec Chapter 
AFP SC, Lowcountry Chapter 
AFP SC, Piedmont Chapter 
AFP SD, South Dakota Chapter 
AFP TN, Great Smoky Mountain Chapter 
AFP TN, Memphis Chapter 
AFP TN, Southeastern Chapter 
AFP TX, Central Chapter 
AFP TX, East Chapter 
AFP TX, Fort Worth Metro Chapter 
AFP TX, Greater Austin Chapter 
AFP TX, Greater Dallas Chapter 
AFP TX, Greater Houston Chapter 
AFP VA, Hampton Roads Chapter 
AFP WA, South Sound Chapter 
AFP WI, Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter 
AFP WI, Upper Mississippi Valley Chapter


Congratulations to our 2023 Ten Star Winners!

AFP AB, Calgary & Area Chapter 
AFP AK, Alaska Chapter 
AFP AZ, Greater Arizona Chapter 
AFP BC, Greater Vancouver Chapter 
AFP BC, Interior Chapter 
AFP CA, Capital Chapter 
AFP CA, Desert Communities Chapter 
AFP CA, Greater Los Angeles Chapter 
AFP CA, Inland Empire Chapter 
AFP CA, Monterey Bay Chapter 
AFP CO, Southern Chapter 
AFP CT, Fairfield County Chapter 
AFP DC, Washington DC Metro Area Chapter 
AFP DE, Brandywine Chapter 
AFP FL, Central Chapter 
AFP HI, Aloha Chapter 
AFP IA, Central Chapter 
AFP IL, Central Chapter 
AFP IL, Rockford Area Chapter 
AFP IN, Indiana Chapter 
AFP IN, Northeast Chapter 
AFP KS, Greater Wichita Chapter 
AFP KY, Bluegrass Chapter 
AFP LA, North Chapter 
AFP MA, Massachusetts Chapter 
AFP MI, Capital Area Chapter 
AFP MI, Greater Detroit Chapter 
AFP MI, West Michigan Chapter

AFP MN, Minnesota Chapter 
AFP MX, Noreste Chapter 
AFP NC, Triangle Chapter 
AFP NC, Western Chapter 
AFP NF, Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter 
AFP NH, Northern New England 
AFP NJ, New Jersey Chapter 
AFP NV, Sierra Chapter 
AFP NY, Central Chapter 
AFP NY, Genesee Valley Chapter 
AFP NY, New York City Chapter 
AFP NY, Western Chapter 
AFP OH, Greater Dayton Region 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, Eastern Chapter 
AFP PA, Northwestern Chapter 
AFP TN, Nashville Chapter 
AFP TX, Texas Plains Chapter 
AFP VA, Shenandoah Chapter 
AFP WI, Greater Madison Chapter 
AFP WI, Northeast Chapter

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