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ASU American Humanics earns fundraising award

January 22, 2009

Arizona State University American Humanics (AH) received the Hartsook Companies’ American Humanics Excellence in Fundraising Award at the American Humanics Management/ Leadership Institute (AHMI), held Jan. 4-7 in Indianapolis. Eugene R. Temple, President of the Indiana University Foundation, presented the award on behalf of Dr. Robert Hartsook, Chairman and CEO of Hartsook Companies, Inc., a national fundraising consulting firm based in Wichita, Kansas.

AH and Hartsook Companies recognized ASU for their outstanding ability to connect to community resources in support of their program. Not only did ASU secure a total of $38,175 in contributions, which is an average of $459.94 per student, but they also placed emphasis on involving AH students in the fundraising process. Students participated in their AHMI 2008 Campaign course (learning fundraising strategy and etiquette as they manage an “ask” campaign) and surpassed their goal of $32,000, raising $35,175.  ASU students led the “environmental team” for the Iron Man competition, earning $1,500.  Students also earned money by seeking out student government funding, partnering with local restaurants, and working concession stands.  Accepting the award on behalf of ASU were AH Campus/Executive Director Dr. Robert F. Ashcraft, Program Coordinator Stacey Freeman, and the ASU AH students in attendance.

More than 1,000 students, faculty, nonprofit and corporate leaders took part in AHMI 2009, a capstone educational experience for college students earning AH Certification in Nonprofit Leadership and Management.

Founded in 1980, ASU American Humanics is a program of the School of Community Resources and Development, in association with the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation (formerly the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management). ASU is one of the leading programs in the nation, preparing future nonprofit professionals. Students pursuing American Humanics certification complete various experiential requirements including active participation in the student association, 18 credit hours of in-class coursework, and a 12 credit hour internship. For more information, visit: