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Local Fundraiser Accorded Top International Award

Ann H. Moffitt

(Baltimore, MD — April 5, 2005)  At its 42nd International Conference on Fundraising, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) honored Ann Moffitt, CFRE, with their 2005 Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional. This esteemed AFP award represents the pinnacle of the fundraising profession.

For the past fifteen years, Ms. Moffitt has been instrumental in strengthening individuals, families and communities while holding a leadership position with Keystone Human Services as CEO of the Keystone Partnership as well as Vice-President of Community Development.

Speaking at the AFP's Awards ceremony, Moffitt gave credit to her peers for making a difference in the lives of millions, and for their dedication to bridging the often challenging gap between potential resources and deserving recipients. The AFP represents 26,000 members in 170 chapters world-wide who are committed to advancing philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.

Having also garnered accolades on a local level, Moffitt has in recent years received Harrisburg's ultimate community service recognition—The John H. Baum Humanitarian Award of 1998 granted by the Cancer Society. She has also been honored with the AFP's Central PA "Outstanding Fundraiser of the Year" Award and Leadership Harrisburg's "Leader of the Year" award in 1994.

Currently, Moffitt coordinates all fundraising activities for the Keystone Human Services family of agencies. She manages all public relations functions, interagency activities and takes the lead in community outreach as well as volunteer recruitment and training. Some of Keystone's more notable fundraising endeavors include their ever-popular ChocolateFest Weekend, Susquehanna Service Dogs' "Pawsabilities" competition, and Keystone Residence's "Hot 'n Spicy Festival."

Keystone Human Services is a family of nonprofit agencies providing services to people with developmental disabilities, autism, those experiencing mental illness, children and their families, as well as individuals benefiting from the support of a Susquehanna Service Dog. Bringing close to $80 million in services to the communities they serve, Keystone operates in over thirty counties in Pennsylvania, the state of Connecticut, parts of Maryland and Delaware, and has recently established human service supports in Moldova and Russia.

Moffitt previously served as Director of Development for the Hemlock Girl Scout Council where she successfully led their first capital campaign, and also as CEO of the Greater Harrisburg Area YWCA. Prior to coming to Harrisburg, Moffitt held leadership positions with non-profit agencies in York, PA, her hometown, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. An avid community volunteer, she has also served as President of many local and regional non-profit organizations, including the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (today known as AFP), the Junior League of Harrisburg, MetroArts of the Capital Region, the Dauphin County Medical Society Auxiliary, and the Kiwanis Clubs of the East Shore and Red Land-Fairview Township.

Active nationally within professional fundraising circles, Moffitt has served as a board member of the Estate Planning Council of Central Pennsylvania, Susquehanna Valley Planned Parenthood, and as a founder of The Whitaker Center for Arts and Science. Susquehanna Valley Planned Giving Council, Asera Care Hospice Foundation, and the Harrisburg Region Leave a Legacy™ effort have also benefited from her dedication.

Moffitt received her Certified Fund Raising Executive, CFRE, status in 1984. She graduated from York College in 1972, and has attended graduate school at Penn State Harrisburg. She has studied in the field of philanthropy extensively, including the Executive Leadership Institute, Management Leadership Institute of The Center on Philanthropy and The National Planned Giving Institute, to name but a few.

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