MACON, Georgia (AFP News Release)-- The local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is pleased to announce that Hannah Vines has been recognized as its Teen Volunteer of the Year for 2012. Fourteen-year old Hannah lives in Warner Robins and is an active volunteer at the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences where she helps care for over 65 animals in the museum's "Mini-Zoo", including snakes, monkeys, parrots, and turtles.
Through the Teen Volunteer of the Year program, AFP honors teens who have given back to their schools and communities. As the 2012 award winner, Hannah will be recognized at the next AFP event, receive a $100 cash prize, and have a $100 donation made in her honor to the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences.
The award is part of AFP's celebration of National Philanthropy Day on November 15th. First celebrated in 1986, the charitable sector uses this day to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments that philanthropy has made to communities around the world.
AFP Middle Georgia President Julie Wilkerson said, 'National Philanthropy Day brings together the entire philanthropic community—donors, volunteers, businesses, corporations, foundations, charities and young people, all working to improve the quality of life in their communities and change the world with a giving heart. AFP Middle Georgia is excited to celebrate this day by recognizing an outstanding teen volunteer'.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals represents over 30,000 members in 230 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.