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Press Release: NPH USA Receives Golden Pear Grant from American Fundraising Foundation

MAITLAND, Fla. December 13, 2022 – The American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) announced recipients of the 2022 Golden Pear Grants during a live stream on Facebook in a record breaking $250,000 distribution of funds and an additional $100K in-kind donations through its Educational Foundation.

Am Fund presenting check for NPH USANPH Friends of the Orphans was among the organizations selected for an unrestricted grant in the amount of $5,000.

“We are pleased to present NPH Friends of the Orphans with a Golden Pear Grant. Their application was very compelling, and the work they do transforms the lives of vulnerable children across the world,” said Deborah Marshall, Chief Operating Officer of the American Fundraising Foundation. “We are grateful for all they are doing to make a difference. The Golden Pear is part of our logo and symbolizes good health, prosperity, longevity and future happiness – all the things we hope for them and the many organizations that impact lives daily.”

NPH USA, formerly Friends of the Orphans, breaks the devastating cycle of poverty by providing nearly 7,000 vulnerable children in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru with the essentials they need to survive and thrive. In 2021, Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”) provided shelter, nutritious food, education, health care, workforce development and life skills training through more than 83,000 services. Children served by NPH grow up to become caring, self-sufficient leaders in their communities. NPH also fills a vital, lifesaving role with its operation of St. Damien Pediatric Hospital, the only hospital wholly dedicated to pediatric and prenatal care in Haiti.

AmFund Media Contact:
Deborah Marshall
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
(407) 895-8000

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About the American Fundraising Foundation
Each year, the American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) carefully chooses organizations to support through sponsorship of events, year-end grant distribution, virtual silent auctions, and other programs to raise much-needed unrestricted funds for the important mission of those organizations. AmFund currently partners with over 500 organizations in support of their funding needs.

The national headquarters of AmFund is located in Florida and opens its training center to nonprofit organizations for lunch and learns as well as special programs. Its Educational Foundation is a Federally recognized 501(c)3 and provides professional training for Development Directors, Executive Directors, Board Members, and others leveraging more than two decades of fundraising experience. It offers expertise in a wide variety of topics for groups ranging in size from 12 to 1000.

Since its inception in 1999, the American Fundraising Foundation has distributed more than $44 million for worthy causes. Its signature silent auctions featuring once-in-a-lifetime experiences are presented at organizations’ special events, whether in person, virtual or hybrid events, drawing admiration, praise and excitement as the entire process elevates the event in the eyes of patrons, board members and the community.

Additionally, AmFund annually donates unrestricted funds known as Golden Pear Grants, to select organizations.

The Golden Pear, prominently part of AmFund’s logo, is deeply rooted in history as well as in its mission. Throughout history, even before the written word, the pear has been honored as a sacred fruit signifying wisdom, prosperity, good health, longevity, and future happiness – all the things Amfund seeks for its nonprofit partners.

For more information about AmFund, visit www.amfund.org or call (407) 895-8000. Read AmFund’s blog at www.amfund.org/blog and connect on Facebook and LinkedIn.

For more information about NPH USA, please visit nphusa.org.