On Monday, November 21, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Triad Chapter, celebrated National Philanthropy Day with a special luncheon at Grandover Resort. The luncheon spotlighted several Triad area movers and shakers in philanthropy and fundraising.
Hope and Reggie Chapman were honored with the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser award for their tireless efforts in driving the successful capital campaign that led to our new Salvation Army Royce and Jane Reynolds Center for Worship and Service and Boys & Girls Club. Mr. and Mrs. Chapman committed countless hours, recruiting committee members and other volunteers, who worked closely with the Chapmans on raising the needed funds. This meant identifying prospects, preparing for meetings, making presentations and other tasks associated with a campaign of this size and importance.
The couple are certainly no strangers to fundraising. They successfully led another campaign, several years ago, which led to construction of The Salvation Army of Greensboro’s Center of Hope, a facility with 86 beds, which temporarily houses men, women and families in need of short-term shelter. The facility also has a kitchen, food pantry and case managers who work closely with residents to help them get back on their feet, successfully.
Over the past 26 years, they have helped raise millions for The Salvation Army of Greensboro. We salute Hope and Reggie Chapman, and we thank them for their energy, experience and ability to create meaningful, lasting relationships with donors.
Immediate Past Chair for the Advisory Board for The Salvation Army of Greensboro, Jay Harris, said, “Hope and Reggie pour everything into The Salvation Army.”
Currently, Hope and Reggie are fundraising yet again. This time the focus is teenagers, and renovating a structure so the Boys & Girls Club teen members will have a space to call their own.