Congratulations to the 2023 Fundraising Award Recipients

22 May 2023

Award winners FD23

Biannually, the AFP Utah Chapter recognizes four fundraising professionals at the Fundraising Day Conference for the Patti N. Choate Award and the Outstanding Development Professional Award. The Patti N. Choate Award recognizes the lifetime achievement in the fundraising profession and is granted to the individual based on success and longevity in fundraising and service to AFP Utah and the community. 

The recipient for the Patti N. Choate Lifetime Achievement Award for Fundraising Day 2023 is:

  • Andrea Barnes. 

The Outstanding Development Professional Award is given to three development professionals who have exhibited exceptional skill and effectiveness in their roles as fundraising professionals. 

The recipients for the Outstanding Development Professional Awards for Fundraising Day 2023 are:

  1. Dhiraj Chand, Chief Philanthropy Officer for Principal Gifts at the University of Utah
  2. Laura Leach, Director of Individual & Corporate Giving at Wasatch Community Gardens
  3. Linda Stay, Development Director at Switchpoint Community Resource Center

We look forward to celebrating and honoring our award recipients in-person at the 2023 Fundraising Day Conference. Thank you to all who submitted nominations for this year's awards! 

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