APRA History: 2001
First APRA Boot Camp held at Chicago's Hyatt Regency O’Hare, covering basic research training in a two-day mini-conference.
Michel Hudson, President
Joan Reiss, Secretary/Treasurer
Michael Seymour, Foundation Chair
Education and Professional Development Team — Christina Pulawski (VP), Barbara Fanning, David Tinker
Marketing Team — Christine Lockmon (VP), Mark Cotleur, Julie Yurko
Member Services Team — Randy Lakeman (VP/President-Elect), Cecilia Hogan, Elizabeth McHugh
August 15–18, 2001
Over 1,100 people attended the 14th Annual International Conference, Magnificent Miles of Information: A View From the Crossroads, in Chicago, Illinois. This was a new all-time record and a 22 percent increase over 2000. Emerging Issues and Trends (sponsored by Marts & Lundy) was a new track at the conference.
- Keynotes: Judith E. Nichols, consultant and author of multiple books on fundraising; and Paul Schervish, director of Social Welfare Research Institute at Boston College
- Conference Volunteers: Christina Pulawski, Conference Chair; Opal Buoy and Scott Meyer, Resource Center Co-Chairs; Nancy Ciesiel, Dean of Volunteers; Klaus Reissenweber and William Schendel, Hospitality Co-Chairs; Track Chairs were Randy Bunney, Nancy Cohen, Elizabeth Crabtree, Vicky Martin, Shelby McClintock, Pamela Poland, Poonam Prasad and Jon Thorsen
- APRA Distinguished Service Award: (sponsored by Bentz Whaley Flessner) Margo Knight
- Researcher of the Year Award: (sponsored by Prospect Information Network, LLC) Christine Flanagan
Women and Philanthropy, Daria J. Walsh; Corporate and Foundation Research, Kate Ambrose; Fusion: Research and the Rest of Development, Charles Snyder; and Politics and Leadership, David Sterling
APRA-Texas became APRA-Southwest with the addition of Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma to its service area. APRA-Delaware Valley changed its name to APRA-Greater Philadelphia. APRA-Canada was approved as an official chapter. APRA Chapter Grants went to CARA (California) and APRA-Arkansas.
APRA membership increased to almost 2,100, the highest to date.
- September 11 Terrorist Attacks in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
- War in Afghanistan
- Failing Economy; Continued Downturn in High-Tech Industry
- Mideast Conflict Escalates
- Entrepreneur Dean Kamen Unveils the Segway
- Satellite Radio Service Launched
Forbes' World's Richest — Top Three
- Bill Gates; U.S.; computer software; $58.7 billion
- Warren Buffett; U.S.; stock market; $32.3 billion
- Paul Allen; U.S.; stock market; $30.4 billion
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