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Cast your vote for this year's Practice What We Preach Organization!

Since 1995, it has been our Chapter’s tradition to make a charitable gift to one or more nonprofit organizations at our December meeting. At this meeting, we share a modest lunch, and the proceeds from the monthly meeting fees in excess of the cost of lunch are gifted to the organization(s). In addition, the chapter budgets $500 annually to award. Members are also invited to make additional individual contributions as they see fit.

This year, the chapter received nominations for three outstanding organizations in our area. Please review the nominations by clicking on the organization names below and then click here to submit your vote. We ask that all votes are submitted by Friday, October 21st at noon. Votes will be tallied and the selected organization will be announced to the chapter shortly after.  

To qualify, a recipient organization should be: A 501 (c)(3) organization (or fall under the umbrella of a 501 (c)(3) organization). Be a relatively young or “grass roots” organization Located within the Upper Mississippi Valley AFP region, and be operated in a manner consistent with our AFP Code of Ethics.

Nominated Organizations:

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