Pictured, Left to Right: Ron Henderson, Make-a-Wish Mississippi; Chris Blount, Wilson Research Foundation; Amanda Fontaine, Mississippi Association of Broadcasters; Derek Alley, Arthur Alley Associated; Marybeth Gibson, Wesley Biblical Seminary; Tamica Smith Jeuitt, American Red Cross Southwest Mississippi Chapter
At their November meeting, The Mississippi Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) awarded Derek Alley, CFRE with the inaugural membership into their newly established Hall of Fame in recognition of his service and contributions to both the Chapter’s work and the fundraising industry overall.
Announced in conjunction with the celebration and observance of National Philanthropy Day, the Chapter plans to admit additional members in the future as merited.
Alley, Co-Founder and President of Arthur Alley Associated, has been a member of the AFP since 1994. He has been dedicated to advancing the profession through his frequent presentations and volunteer service, including at the international level.
AFP Chapter President Amanda Fontaine stated, “Our board thought it would be a great idea to create a Chapter Hall of Fame to honor our members. We all agreed the first member is kind of a no-brainer; it has to be Derek…he’s done everything! He’s been on the board for years, been President, served the national AFP, is a great fundraiser and a wonderful consultant.”
Fontaine shared “Derek puts his heart into it. When I think of a fundraiser who truly loves what he does, I think of Derek. He has a big heart, wants to help everyone, and has a great record of success.”
Alley said that he was surprised and pleased by this unexpected recognition by his professional peers. “It is an honor to be the inaugural member of the AFP Mississippi Chapter Hall of Fame. AFP is an amazing organization and a great way to share knowledge with others.”
Congratulations on this achievement, Derek. All of us at Arthur Alley Associated are proud of you!