‘Outstanding Fundraising Executive’ title goes to Catholic Charities

Tamara Bohanon
Tamara Bohanon

Tamara Bohannon, vice president of advancement at Catholic Charities, and a parishioner of St. Francis Xavier, received the Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, AFP, Nov. 9.

With more than 20 years of fundraising and communication experience, Bohannon leads a team of staff and volunteers in the areas of development, marketing, volunteer services and community engagement. Currently, Bohannon and her team are championing an effort that encourages community members to take advantage of the Arizona tax credit.

“The tax credit costs individuals nothing, but makes a huge difference in helping veterans, the domestically abused, foster care families and others in need,” says Bohannon. “Fundraising is a passion for me, especially when I can see how much of an impact our dollars make in creating a path to self-sufficiency for families in need. The tax credit is a way for others to choose where their tax dollars go and make a difference.”

Bohannon received AFP’s award during the association’s Spirit of Philanthropy Leadership Awards luncheon at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale. John Scola from the Phoenix Rescue Mission in Phoenix, nominated her.

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