Meredith Payne, Development Director for Kids to Love, has earned a distinguished honor. Meredith was recognized as the "Fundraising Professional of the Year" during the Association of Fundraising Professionals annual luncheon on November 6, 2018
The award is presented each year to "a fundraising professional demonstrating commitment to the profession, knowledge of the industry, and leadership capabilities. The individual will also exemplify the ethics and standards set forth by AFP. "
Meredith has worked at Kids to Love for 5 years, and has more than 20 years experience in the non-profit and corporate sector. Meredith's success in developing relationships with donors in north Alabama has helped Kids to Love advance and expand services to foster children.
The award was appropriately awarded on National Philanthropy day, which is set aside to recognize people and organizations making a difference in their communities.