Jeff Standridge has been chosen as AFP Arkansas Chapter’s Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

The Arkansas chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals recently announced Jeff Standridge ’90 as its Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser award recipient.

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Advancement nominated Standridge, a member of the UCA Foundation Board of Directors. 

Award recipients will be officially named at the Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon on Thursday, November 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. 

The Division of Advancement is heavily involved in the AFP Arkansas Chapter as organization members, committee members and program presenters with Joan Shofner, executive director of UCA Advancement Services, who has previously served as president.

“Jeff is well-known in the nonprofit world for his enthusiasm, energy and insightful ideas. He empowers organizations by teaching successful strategic planning as well as raising funds – a unique combination for a volunteer,” said Shofner. “He is the epitome of an outstanding volunteer fundraiser.”

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser nominees are judged based upon numerous factors such as the nominee’s ability to organize and manage campaigns and events, the impact of the nominee’s work on the organization’s goals, and the nominee’s ability to lead, motivate and inspire others, as well as the ability to promote teamwork.

Vice President of University Advancement and President of the UCA Foundation Board of Directors Kale Gober said, “Seeing members of the UCA Foundation Board of Directors being recognized for their community impact is evidence that the university and its foundation are surrounded by passionate individuals.”

Since 1960, the AFP has advanced effective and ethical philanthropy for the world’s largest network of professional fundraisers. AFP’s more than 30,000 members raise more than $100 billion annually.