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MEDIA ALERT – RELEASE DATE: October 4, 2023

American Fundraising Foundation Has Donated

Over $2.2 Million to Nonprofits for Breast Cancer Support


MAITLAND, Fla. (October 4, 2023) – In honor and recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) is proud to announce it has donated nearly $2.2 Million to nonprofits in support of the fight against Breast Cancer and further Breast Cancer Research. Over 100 organizations have received unrestricted donations from AmFund to help provide education, food service, transportation, hospitalization, comfort care, respite care for caregivers and other much needed assistance to those affected by breast cancer.


Organizations such as Play for Pink, The Promise Fund, Gilda’s Club, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Friend for Life Cancer Support, Cancer Family Care, Breast Cancer Support Services and Mon Health as well as many others have benefitted from the unrestricted funds.


Each year, AmFund carefully chooses to support a wide range of organizations through sponsorship of events, year-end financial grant distribution, virtual silent auctions, and other fundraising programs. Its support of organizations centered around breast cancer is one example of a health and human service category that relies on financial support to continue their important mission.


“We want to honor all those working towards a world without breast cancer. From scientists pursuing clinical trials and extensive research, to the medical professionals providing bedside care; we want to a make significant financial difference to organizations that faithfully serve those personally facing the challenge of a diagnosis,” said Deborah Marshall, SVP and Chief Operating Officer of AmFund. “It is a privilege for AmFund to provide sustaining funds to organizations that support everything from the arts, literacy, the homeless and hungry, hospice, veterans and so many others with deeply important missions – and yes, this month we reflect on breast cancer. We welcome all organizations to set up an appointment to qualify by calling or visiting our website at www.AmFund.org


Each year, AmFund approves and partners with over 600 organizations throughout the United States and provides unrestricted funds to support important causes ranging from the arts; veterans’ services; senior and youth programs; animal rescues and therapies; and humanitarian relief. Over the past 24 years, AmFund has distributed over $54 million to worthy organizations through its sponsorship of events and over $500K in unrestricted grants.


Media Contact: Deborah Marshall Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer dmarshall@amfund.org (407) 895-8000


About the American Fundraising Foundation

The American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) carefully chooses organizations to support through sponsorship of events, year-end grant distribution, virtual silent auctions, and other programs to raise much-needed unrestricted funds for the important mission of those organizations. AmFund currently partners with over 600 organizations in support of their funding needs.

The national headquarters of AmFund is located in Florida and opens its training center to nonprofit organizations for lunch and learns as well as special programs.Its Educational Foundation is a Federally recognized 501(c)3 and provides professional training for Development Directors, Executive Directors, Board Members, and others leveraging more than three decades of fundraising experience. It offers expertise in a wide variety of topics for groups ranging in size from 12 to 1000.

Since its inception in 1999, the American Fundraising Foundation has distributed more than $52 million for worthy causes. Its signature silent auctions featuring once-in-a-lifetime experiences are presented at organizations’ special events, whether in person, virtual or hybrid events, drawing admiration, praise and excitement as the entire process elevates the event in the eyes of patrons, board members and the community.

Additionally, AmFund annually donates unrestricted funds known as Golden Pear Grants, to select organizations.

The Golden Pear, prominently part of AmFund’s logo, is deeply rooted in history as well as in its mission.Throughout history, even before the written word, the pear has been honored as a sacred fruit signifying wisdom, prosperity, good health, longevity, and future happiness – all the things Amfund seeks for its nonprofit partners.

For more information about AmFund, visit www.amfund.org or call (407) 895-8000. Read AmFund’s blog at www.amfund.org/blog and connect on Facebook and LinkedIn.






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