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    APRA History: 1995

    APRA Highlights

    March 1995
    Mission statement revised — "To foster professional development and promote standards that enhance the expertise and status of development research and information service professionals worldwide."

    Board Members
    Jon Thorsen, President
    Shelley Brown, Second Vice President/Conference Chair
    Diane Crane, Secretary
    Jay Frost, Communications Director
    Beverly Goodwin, Treasurer
    Napoleon Hendrix, Professional Development Director
    Michel Hudson, Membership Services Director
    Margo Knight, Chapter Services Director
    Paulette Persinger, First Vice President

    1995small.jpgAugust 9–12, 1995
    500 attend Developing Prospects and Tools for a New Generation" in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This conference is well-remembered by attendees for the warm hospitality of the Minnesota Chapter volunteers.

    • Keynotes: John Perry Barlow, Vice Chairman of the Electronic Frontier Foundation; Claude Rosenberg, author of the book Wealthy and Wise: How You and America Can Get the Most Out of Your Giving; and Lee Schafer, Senior Editor for Corporate Report Minnesota Magazine
    • Conference Volunteers: Shelley Brown, Conference Chair; James Bennetts, Co-Chair; Inez Bergquist, Model Librarian; Wendy Eckdahl, Computer Lab
    • APRA Service Award:  Susan Sweeney Flaherty

    Begins theme-driven issues and guest editors — Expanding Role of Research, Kathleen Mallory; Privacy, Claire Verrette; Lost Constituents, Robert Pallone; Fundraising and Development Software, Carol McConaghy Thorp

    World Headlines

    • Car Bomb Destroys Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City
    • Largest U.S. Bank Created with Merger of Chase and Chemical Bank
    • O.J. Simpson Is Acquitted of Murders

    Dow Jones

    • High — 5,216
    • Low — 3,832

    Forbes' World's Richest — Top Three

    1. Walton Family; U.S.; retailing; $22.9 billion
    2. Bill Gates; U.S.; computer software; $18 billion
    3. Warren E. Buffett; U.S.; stock market; $15.3

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