Fundraising Professional of the Year
"While other service organizations helping the homeless have had to cut their services due to the downturn in the economy, Union Rescue Mission expanded its services," Mooradian says. "It took a great deal of faith to be able to step up to meet the growing needs of the community; it took a great deal of sacrifice on the part of Union Rescue Mission staff, who gave up 10 percent of their salaries and a number of benefits; and it took a community of donors who demonstrated their faith in the work of Union Rescue Mission.
"To be able to raise this level of funding at a time when the economy is suffering and many people are out of work is a wonderful testament to Union Rescue Mission's excellent reputation and acknowledgment of its service to the Los Angeles community for the last 119 years," she adds.
Outstanding fundraisers don't back down from a challenge. For his courage and conviction in 2010 and his extraordinary dedication and ability to rally the troops behind the effort to save a vital part of his organization's program, we're pleased to name Andrew as FundRaising Success' 2011 Fundraising Professional of the Year.