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For Immediate Release


American Fundraising Foundation COO Named

2020 Fundraiser of the Year by Nonprofit PRO

MAITLAND, Fla. (June 18, 2020) – Deborah Marshall, SVP and Chief Operating Officer of the American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) has been recognized by Nonprofit PRO, a national organization based in Philadelphia, as the “2020 Fundraiser of the Year” as part of their annual recognition of outstanding nonprofit professionals. Founded in 2003, Nonprofit PRO works to provide tactical leadership and fundraising strategies for the nonprofit industry through magazine publications, blogs, webinars, white-paper studies, and many other resources for the ever-growing and changing nonprofit sector.

“Deborah knows firsthand the challenges our nonprofit partners face in the ever-changing climate of grant cycles and funding shortages,” said Wade West, President and Co-Founder of the American Fundraising Foundation. “Her disciplined and logical approach to managing any situation, combined with her business acumen and passion for success, provide a firm foundation for our phenomenal growth in helping hundreds of deserving nonprofits nationwide achieve their fundraising goals.”

Among her accomplishments, Marshall helped spearhead an innovative virtual event for nonprofits seeking to offset the loss of revenue from annual events such as galas, luncheons and golf outings adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, she worked with the founders of AmFund to expand and accelerate funding opportunities this summer for hundreds of nonprofits through a simple application process online at

“This has been an extraordinary year for AmFund and the worthy organizations we choose to support.” Marshall went on to explain, “It is a joy working with our nonprofit partners at a time when their services are needed more than ever. I am honored to be recognized for the work we are doing and look forward to continuing to offer innovative solutions and funding options to nonprofits that need our assistance.”

Media Contact: Kalley Dunn Director of Strategic Initiatives (407) 895-8000

About the American Fundraising Foundation

Each year, the American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) carefully chooses organizations to support through sponsorship of events, year-end grant distribution of financial support, virtual silent auctions, and other programs to raise much-needed unrestricted funds for the important mission of those organizations.

AmFund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization recognized with the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency and since 1999 has raised more than $36 million for worthy causes. Its signature silent auctions featuring once-in-a-lifetime experiences are presented at organizations’ special events, drawing admiration, praise and excitement as the entire process elevates the event in the eyes of patrons, board members and the community.

Leveraging more than two decades of fundraising experience, AmFund also provides expert training on a wide variety of topics and offers subject matter expertise through its Speaker’s Bureau for groups ranging in size from 12 to 500.

For more information, visit or call (407) 895-8000. Read AmFund’s blog at and connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.



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