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McManus Awarded Queen’s Jubilee Medal

July 31, 2012

Andrea McManus, CFRE, the chair of AFP, has been awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for her service to the fundraising profession and the nonprofit community in Canada.

The Queen’s Jubilee Medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The medal honors significant contributions and achievements by Canadians from all walks of life in all professions and areas. The medal program is part of the Jubilee year celebrations, organized by the Government of Canada.

The medal was presented at the recent AFP Canadian Leadership Retreat by the Honorable Terry Mercer, CFRE, Senator for North End Halifax in Novia Scotia.

“I am truly honoured and privileged to be in the company of other medal recipients, all of whom have made significant contributions to their community,” said McManus. She noted she was quite happy that the medal comes with a manual that outlines in great detail how and where it should be worn.

McManus is president of The Development Group, a full-service, strategic philanthropic consulting firm based in Calgary, Alberta.  Andrea has over 26 years of experience in fundraising, marketing and communications. She was one of the first fundraising professionals in Calgary to receive the CFRE accreditation, and is a contributing author to several books on fundraising. She is a member of Imagine Canada’s Ethical Code Advisory Committee and sits on the Canada Revenue Agency Charities Technical Issues Working Group. She was also the founding chair of the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and a former member of the Advisory Council for the Institute of Non-Profit Studies at Mount Royal University.

Susan Horvath, CFRE, the president of the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter, has also received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for her work in fundraising and philanthropy. Horvath received her medal earlier this year in a separate presentation.

“This honor is richly deserved by Andrea and Susan, both of whom have given so much to the fundraising profession,” said Andrew Watt, FInstF, the president and CEO of AFP. “I offer my hearty congratulations to both. Their impact on fundraising and Canadian society will not soon be forgotten.”