Philanthropy Day

I'm very fortunate to do what I do.  To say that I love what I do would be an understatement especially when I photograph certain events such as the Association of Fundraising Professionals Award Lunch, which fell on Philanthropy Day.
7 Awards were given out during the lunch but the one awardee I wanted to see was former Gov. Bill Sheffield.  Gov. Bill Sheffield was the governor of Alaska from 1982-1986 and has helped Alaska grow since he first moved here in 1953.  This was the time when Anchorage started to boom and a lot of history was made since his arrival and I wanted to hear everything he had to say.  I love Alaska and the rich history we have and this man is a wealth of information.  You can tell he loves Alaska and what Alaska stands for.  Listening to him speak and listening to people who know former Gov. Sheffield, you get a sense of how much he has given and helped.  
This was a great event honoring those who go out and help and it was very humbling knowing that I can (and will) do more.

Not wanting to downplay the other award recipients, I would like to recognize them now.

  • Outstanding Business or Foundation in Philanthropy
  • Outstanding Small Business in Philanthropy
    Design Alaska
  • Outstanding Volunteer in Philanthropy
    Pete Pinney
  • Outstanding Individual or Family of Philanthropy
    Jack and Carol Wilbur
  • Outstanding You or Youth Group in Philanthropy
    Rebekah and Victoriah Haakenson
  • Outstanding Professional in Philanthropy
    Megan Reibe, CFRE
  • Eugene R. Wilson Liftetime Achievement Award:
    Gov. William Sheffield