Honoring the leaders who inspire us


AFP Advancement Northwest continues the Northwest Development Officers Association (NDOA)’s longstanding tradition of honoring one fundraising professional each year who exemplifies the highest standards of ethics, achievement and commitment. Recipients of the Professional Achievement Award have included development directors, executive directors, major gift officers and consultants. All share a commitment to mentoring others; walking the talk of philanthropy through community service and raising funds for important mission-based organizations; and the embodiment of integrity, professionalism and excellence.

Our 2016 Professional Achievement Awardee: Jan Jacobs

It's our distinct honor to announce that our 2016 Professional Achievement Award goes to Jan Aldrich Jacobs, CFRE, CAP, Vice President of Mission Advancement at Make-a-Wish Alaska and Washington

For 30 years, Jan has helped caring people experience the joy in living. She is grateful for opportunities she's had to work in communities across the nation. 

AFP Advancement Northwest President Ray Li praised Jan for her "strong belief in the power of the work we do to change lives — of both donors and beneficiaries — as well as a commitment to the sector centered in professionalism and contributing to a supportive, symbiotic community."

Learn more about Jan and this prestigious award.


National Philanthropy Day Awards


Advancement Northwest also continues AFP Washington's proud tradition of honoring community leaders who inspire us at our annual
National Philanthropy Day luncheon. In 2015, we honored:

  • Harley Marine Services - Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation for its strong corporate giving culture and philanthropy to children’s, health and human service organizations.
  • Joanne Bamford, Cal Bamford and Holly B. Hunt - Outstanding Philanthropic Family. The couple and their daughter support Tacoma through their contributions to education, human services and the arts.
  • Seattle Works - Outstanding Philanthropic Organization for its 25 years of exemplary work in fostering volunteerism and in mobilizing leaders for nonprofit boards and public commissions.
  • Sanitary Service Company (SSC) - Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business for its longtime support of Western Washington University and more than 100 other Whatcom County community organizations.
  • Jerry and Charlene Lee - Outstanding Philanthropists. The chairman of MulvannyG2 Architecture and his wife are shining examples of giving one’s “time, talent and treasure” to support our community.
  • Ryan Shannon - Outstanding Young Philanthropist for his fundraising and community-building efforts to support the homeless, feed the hungry and work to end world poverty.