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Association of Fundraising Professionals Honors UHD Donors and Volunteers

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) honored several University of Houston-Downtown donors and volunteers at its annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon Nov 2. Hosted at the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel, the event drew nearly 900 participants and honored outstanding philanthropy and fundraising by corporations, foundations, media and volunteers. This year, UHD honored the donors and volunteers who supported the creation and provided the financial support for the development of an insurance and risk management (IRM) undergraduate degree program at UHD, one of only two programs in Texas. The program was launched in fall 2009 and will produce six graduates this year.

University of Houston-Downtown 2011 Outstanding Community Volunteers Honorees

  • David VanDelinder - Independent Insurance Agents of Texas
  • Bob Dean - Dean & Draper Insurance Agency
  • Dennis Baker - Capstone Consulting Group
  • Matt Sasso - CNA
  • Tom Fitzpatrick - Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
  • Stephanie Degreve Gaffron - Risk and Insurance Management Society
  • Tom Braniff - Texas Insurance Consulting
  • Fred de Roode - PPC Loan
  • Bob Holloway - USI
  • Fred Steves - Myron F. Steves & Company