March 11, 2009
"We always appreciate this recognition on behalf of the grassroots membership that is so important to AFA," said Joe Sutter. "Along with a great heritage of more than six decades, AFA has a relevant mission for 2009 that is unique and more important than ever."
"AFA will continue to focus on these high standards as we promote airpower through our Conference, Symposia, outreach and education initiatives," said Mike Dunn, President of AFA. "These are important times for the Air Force and our association, and we’re pleased to have our methods and efforts recognized."
The Seal of Excellence is awarded to fewer than 2,000 of the estimated 1 million charities operating in the United States, according to the Independent Charities of America.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AFA and AFMF Again Awarded "Seal of Excellence"
Each year, the Seal of Excellence is awarded to members that demonstrate, under rigorous independent review, that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness and cost effectiveness. Once again both AFA and AFMF have been recognized for meeting those high standards.
Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association (AFA) and the Air Force Memorial Foundation (AFMF) today welcomed the announcement by the Independent Charities of America that AFA and AFMF have once again been awarded the "Seal of Excellence."
"This is great news because we wouldn’t be able to accomplish all that we do without the philanthropic support of our members, friends, industrial partners and foundations," said Joe Sutter, Chairman of the Board for AFA. "As a 501 c 3 organization, we depend upon these ongoing donations to advance our mission and initiatives."
AFA is a 501(C)(3), nonprofit organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA has more than 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing 125,000 members. Visit AFA at http://www.afa.org.
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