North Central resident Tamara Bohannon, vice president of Advancement at Catholic Charities, last month was honored with the Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award from the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals).
With more than 20 years of fundraising and communication experience, Bohannon leads a team of staff and volunteers in the areas of development, marketing, volunteer services and community engagement.
Currently, Bohannon and her team are championing an effort that encourages community members to take advantage of the Arizona tax credit. “The tax credit costs individuals nothing, but makes a huge difference in helping veterans, the domestically abused, foster care families and others in need,” says Bohannon. “Fundraising is a passion for me, especially when I can see how much of an impact our dollars make in creating a path to self-sufficiency for families in need. The tax credit is a way for others to choose where their tax dollars go and make a difference.”
Bohannon was recognized Nov. 9 at the AFP Spirit of Philanthropy Leadership Awards luncheon at the Camelback Inn. She was nominated by John Scola from the Phoenix Rescue Mission.
Founded in 1933, Catholic Charities provides care for the vulnerable of all faiths in Phoenix and northern Arizona through programs in foster care, early start education, housing, veteran services, refugee relocation and poverty reduction. For more information about Catholic Charities and the tax credit, visit www.CatholicCharitiesAZ.org.