AmFund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission of raising funds for other nonprofits in the United States.
How It All Began...
AmFund's Founders, Barbara and Wade West worked as news anchors and reporters for over 30 years. Throughout their award winning careers, they were frequently asked to emcee charity events to raise money for worthy missions.
Having attended these fundraising events, they noticed that worthy nonprofits were leaving money on the table by not making the most of their captive donor audience.
Growing tired of focusing on crime, crisis and corruption, they knew there was something better. Using their experience and knowledge, they made it their life mission to form the 501(c)(3) nonprofit fundraising organization, the American Fundraising Foundation-AmFund.
Using their 20 years of experience in fundraising special events, open asks, silent and live auctions, AmFund partners with 501(c)(3) nonprofits across the United States to help them meet their fundraising goals, one community at a time.
The Golden Pear Story
The American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a Platinum rating from Guide Star. It has been serving other nonprofit organizations for over 20 years and has distributed over $34 million for worthy causes.
Each year AmFund’s Board of Directors carefully selects organizations to support through sponsorship of their events.
In recognition of its 20-year anniversary, AmFund unveiled a new logo that includes its signature tree and a Golden Pear. The tree has always stood for growth and deep roots. The newly added golden pear is symbolic of the extra touch that AmFund brings to each of its nonprofit partners.
The history of the pear is extensive and best described as symbolizing wisdom, good health, longevity, and prosperity — all the things AmFund sees in the organizations it serves and the causes each represents.
And behind every golden pear is a great story. It may be the story of a child receiving special literacy assistance, or a woman finding shelter from an abusive relationship or an animal being rescued.
Every time AmFund helps an organization it is helping others. Each person has a “golden pear story” to share. That’s AmFund… The nonprofit with the golden pear.