AFP and AFP of Canada have made a donation to General Colin Powell’s charity, America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest partnership dedicated to improving the lives of young people. The contribution was based on the strength of membership renewals at the 2013 AFP Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
AFP pledged to donate $5 to the foundation for every renewal. Fully 473 AFP members and 40 AFP of Canada members renewed their memberships at the conference, resulting in a total contribution of $2,565 to the charity.
“AFP believes corporate and social responsibility is essential to sustaining leadership, and our members have again shown their commitment to caring for others,” said Susan Glass, CTP, Assistant Treasurer, Global Cash and Investments for Hallmark Cards Inc. and Chairman of AFP’s Board of Directors. “Your contributions to America’s Promise Alliance will help to ensure the dreams of children are met. These are meaningful connections. And for your efforts, I am thankful.”
Alberto Nunez, CTP, Treasurer with IAMGOLD and Chairman of AFP of Canada’s Board of Directors, added: “We are honored to provide direct support to General Powell’s charity—America’s Promise— and their efforts to make a real difference in helping America’s youth obtain the necessary skills to enter college and the workforce effectively. As Chairman of the AFP of Canada, I am personally very proud of the contributions our members have made to such an important cause. As we all know, any contribution—large or small—can make a difference.”
Established in 1997, the goal of America’s Promise Alliance is to ensure that all young Americans have access to five fundamental resources—the Five Promises—in their lives: caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, effective education and opportunities to help others. Today, America’s Promise includes more than 400 partner organizations representing the business community, nonprofits, communities and policymakers. Learn more here.