NCUF Wins Award For Its Prowess In Fundraising

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The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has named the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) as the winner of its 2005 Award for Excellence in Fundraising, sponsored by Campbell and Co. The award goes to an organization that has demonstrated outstanding results in the areas of fundraising innovation, return on investment and/or the amount of funds raised. In just five years, the NCUF has increased its grant-making capabilities by 1,400%, from $166,000 in 2000 to $2.6 million in 2004 through its Community Investment Fund (CIF). The CIF is a common fund into which credit unions of all sizes can make investments through their corporate credit unions and U.S. Central. NCUF will receive the award on April 4, 2005, during AFP's International Conference on Fundraising in Baltimore.

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