York University Foundation president to be honoured

Paul Marcus, first president and chief executive officer of the York University Foundation, will be recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Toronto Chapter on Nov. 15 – National Philanthropy Day – with the 2006 Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award.

                                                         Right: Paul Marcus

The award recognizes Marcus‘s career achievements in fundraising, his effective and creative leadership, his promotion of the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice, his support of charitable organizations, and his outstanding commitment to the fundraising profession through his participation on local, national and international volunteer committees and boards, and as a presenter at conferences. Specifically, it recognizes his leadership at the York University Foundation as well as his achievements as senior vice-president of the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation and other charities.

“This is truly an honour for Paul and, I would add, for the York University Foundation and York University,” said Tim Price, Chair of the foundation’s board of directors. “In the last four years, thanks to everyone’s efforts, fundraising revenue has doubled and the number of donors has increased by 63 per cent. Paul is the first to point out that these achievements and this award would not be possible without the commitment and passion of the York community.”