About Apra

The Apra Foundation

The Apra Foundation was founded in 1998 to support educational opportunities and professional development for individuals engaged in advancement research and to serve as the charitable arm of Apra. The Foundation Board of Trustees is comprised of leaders in our industry who have served or currently serve on the Apra Board of Directors. Two primary activities of the Foundation are supporting the Margaret Fuhry and Distinguished Service Awards and granting $200 bi-annually to Apra International Members that have experienced financial hardship continue to access the breadth of educational resources that Apra has to offer. To learn more about these activities, please follow the links below. 

The upcoming focus of the Foundation Board of Trustees will be identifying opportunities to generate contributions to the Foundation for granting funds to support professional development and looking for new initiatives designed to recognize dedication and service to the prospect development field. Please help us in our efforts by considering making a donation to the Foundation.

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Apra Foundation Board of Trustees

Charge and responsibilities
The Apra Foundation was founded in 1998 to support educational opportunities and professional development for Apra members and to serve as the charitable arm of Apra. The Foundation Board of Trustees is always chaired by the current Apra President.  In addition, the Committee typically includes two current board members, one previous board member, and between two and four at-large members, all of whom are appointed by the Chair.  You can read more about the Apra Foundaion here.

Committee accomplishements and activities:
In 2020, the Foundation created the Apra Foundation Professional Development Assistance Fund which aims to help those who have experienced financial hardship access the breadth of educational resources that Apra has to offer. As of Spring 2023, we have supported 25 awards. These $200 awards are typically granted twice a year in November and May. You may find more information about the Apra Foundation Professional Development Assistance Fund here.

The Apra Foundation is also proud to fund Apra's annual Margaret Fuhry Award and Distinguished Service Award. More information on these awards may be found here.

The Foundation holds a series of fundraising campaigns each year to support both of these programs.

Term of Service and time commitment:

Apra Board of Directors serve a one year Foundation term; non-board members serve two year terms. The Board meets monthly to organize fundraising campaigns, conduct donor stewardship, and administer our grant program.