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APRA History: 2004


APRA Highlights

March 2004
An Annotated Bibliography Center (ABC) was added to the Members area of the Web site, with reviews and tips for various online resources. A Career Advisory Center was also added to the Web site in conjunction with the 2004 Annual International Conference.

Symposia Topics
New Researchers, Prospect Identification, Prospect Management, and Wealth and Gift Capacity Analysis.

Virtual Seminars Topics
Taming the Wild Internet, Prospect Management and Tracking Systems, Evaluating Wealth Indicators, and Rating Systems and Scoring Methods.

Board Members
Julie Yurko, President
Shelby Radcliffe McClintock, Secretary/Treasurer
Education & Professional Development Team — Pamela Poland (VP), Elizabeth Crabtree, Barbara Fanning, Lisa Thomas
2004small.jpgMarketing Team — Mark DeFilippis (VP), Phoebe Slanetz, David Shanton
Member Services Team — Michael Seymour (VP), Elizabeth McHugh, Pamela Patton

August 11–14, 2004
Almost 800 attended the 17th Annual International Conference, Research Without Borders: Exploring Global Boundaries, in Toronto, Canada, the first Conference held outside of the U.S.

  • Keynote: Stephen Lewis, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa
  • Conference Volunteers: Barbara Fanning, Conference Chair; Lisa Thomas, Conference Vice Chair; Lori Bennett and Christine King, Resource Center Co-Chairs; Janice Cunning and Suzy Mack, Volunteer Co-Chairs; Pat Hetherington and Natasha Vasiliou, Hospitality Co-Chairs; Christina Pulawski, Peer Advisory Chair; Shelby Radcliffe McClintock, Career Advisory Chair; Track Chairs were Sarah Baker, Arno Bangert, Rebecca Corley, Patricia Gustafson, Susan Hayes-McQueen, Lisa Howley, Christopher Hughes, Lance Johnsen, Randy Lakeman, Jill Meister, Nanci Olson-Gundry, Michael Quevli and James Rygg
  • 2004DSA.jpgAPRA Distinguished Service Award: (sponsored by Bentz Whaley Flessner) Cecilia Hogan
  • Researcher of the Year Award: (sponsored by Prospect Information Network, LLC) Randy Holden
  • APRA Foundation Margaret Fuhry Grant: Jeffrey Walker
  • APRA and Wealth ID presented the first ever APRA Visionary Award posthumously to Ann Castle

Connections Themes
APRA 2003 Conference Highlights; Turning Data into Dollars: Mining Your Database to Maximize Fund-raising Results, Deborah Bryant Miller; and Making a Treasure Map: The Researcher’s Role in Charting Successful Prospect Strategies, Sarah Conner-Smith.

December 2004
Membership increased to just under 1,900

World Headlines

  • George Bush Re-Elected
  • Al Qaeda-Claimed Explosions Strike Train Stations in Madrid
  • Chechen Rebels Elementary School Seige Ends with More Than 300 Dead
  • Tsunamis Hit From Thailand to Somalia Killing More Than 150,000 People
  • Yasser Arafat Dies
  • Google Launches IPO

Dow Jones

  • High — 10,827
  • Low — 9,758

Forbes' World's Richest — Top Three

  1. Bill Gates; U.S.; computer software; $46.6 billion
  2. Warren Buffett; U.S.; stock market; $42.9 billion
  3. Karl Albrecht; Germany; retail; $23.0 billion

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