The Association of Fundraising Professionals (New Jersey Chapter) held their Excellence in Philanthropy Awards on May 4, 2017. The awards recognized the achievements of some of the most notable citizens and organizations in the state who have dedicated their efforts toward making New Jersey a better place to live.
The Hugs for Brady Foundation was awarded ‘Outstanding Foundation’ at this year’s event. A huge thank you to Jeanette Corris of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation who nominated us.
Our founder, Sherrie Wells, attended the event to receive the award. You can read her speech below.
Thank you to the Association of Fundraising Professionals and everyone gathered here this evening, for listening to my story, and for honoring Hugs for Brady. A very special thank you to RWJB not only for this nomination but for believing that a grieving mom with zero experience in fundraising can make her mark. It means so much when others take a moment to acknowledge what we do, and it reminds me that we must continue to do it. It reminds me not to be frustrated with what we haven’t done, but to be proud and thankful for what we have.
Most of all, it reminds me that we are not alone in trying to make our mark, and together, we are on our way to a brighter future to find a CURE for all childhood cancers.
Thank you to the Association of Fundraising Professionals for this honor and congratulations to all of the night’s winners!
See more photos from the event HERE.