Paul Marcus Named Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the International Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

    ARLINGTON, VA., March 1 /CNW/ - The Association of Fundraising
Professionals, the largest association of charitable fundraisers in the world,
announces Paul Marcus, LL.B., CFRE, will receive the 2007 Community
Counselling Service (CCS) Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional at
the AFP Awards for Philanthropy Banquet, sponsored by Bentz Whaley Flessner,
March 27, 6:30-10 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, 1717 N. Akard, Dallas, Texas. The
event will take place during the 44th AFP International Conference on
Fundraising, the largest meeting of fundraising professionals in the world,
March 25-28, Dallas Convention Center. Tickets for the banquet are $75.

    Nominated by the Greater Toronto Chapter of AFP, Paul Marcus, the second
Canadian ever to win this award, will be honored on an international level for
exemplifying leadership, competence, achievement, ethical standards, as well
as a commitment to philanthropy and fundraising.

    "Paul Marcus is an exemplary fundraiser as evidenced by his professional
and volunteer work, creative leadership, involvement in AFP, and commitment to
continuing professional development," said William B. Hanrahan, CEO, CCS,
award sponsor.

    Marcus is founding president/CEO of York University Foundation in
Toronto, a position he has held since 2002. As a start-up, the foundation
needed everything from paperclips to a board. The foundation has already
become a model for university fundraising in Canada.

    York, a relatively new university, recently launched its largest
fundraising campaign to celebrate its 50th anniversary and is already more
than halfway toward its $200 million goal.

    Previously, Marcus served as senior vice president of Mount Sinai
Hospital Foundation of Toronto and as development director of United Jewish
Appeal/Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto. Volunteer work includes Markham
Race Relations Committee, Juvenile Justice Volunteer Program and Queen's Legal
Aid Society. A past board member of AFP's Greater Toronto Chapter, Marcus has
chaired its congress, Canada's largest fundraising conference, and serves on
the ethics committee.

    The 44th AFP International Conference is open to the public. Visit or call 847-940-2150. AFP represents nearly
28,000 members in more than 185 chapters in the United States, Canada, Mexico,
and Asia working to advance philanthropy and ethical, effective fundraising.

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For further information:

For further information: AFP Joyce O'Brien, 800-666-3863 x457 or Elizabeth Lenart, 972-395-9034

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