The Association of Fundraising Professionals of the Inland Empire honored Al Arguello, Bank of America Inland Empire market president, with the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) luncheon held on November 13, 2018 at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside, California. This is the first Lifetime Achievement award that the Chapter has provided.
This award honors an organization or individual who has made outstanding contributions to philanthropy by demonstrating long standing leadership in advancing philanthropy. The honoree has a proven record of exceptional generosity, passion and encourages others to take on philanthropic roles in the community.
“It was an honor to give the first AFP Inland Empire Lifetime Achievement Award to Al Arguello for his commitment and service to our region. His leadership has helped charitable organizations build a better future for those who benefit from their services.” said Jill Van Balen, Inland Empire chapter President.
Mr. Arguello has worked for Bank of America for 50 years. He has been described as a passionate leader, supporter, collaborator, contributor and ambassador to many non-profits throughout the Inland Southern California Region. He is a well-respected member of the community, involved in the choir at his church, and provides leadership for various organizations dedicated to overcoming challenges in the Inland Empire community such as affordable housing, small business, philanthropy, and education attainment.
“It is such an honor to receive the Inland Empire chapter’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. Working with our region’s most forward-thinking nonprofits and business leaders has been an incredibly rewarding experience. I am so proud of my team at Bank of America and the way giving back has become integrated into the way we do business. As our region faces complex issues like homelessness, the housing crisis and a growing education gap, I know we can be even more successful in the future thanks to the strong philanthropic partnerships we have formed,” said Al Arguello, Inland Empire Market President for Bank of America. Bank of America has given non-profit organizations over $5.1 million in the last five years.
About AFP Inland Empire Chapter: The Association of Fundraising Professionals Inland Empire Chapter has been serving the Inland Empire for 30 years. It sets the standard of excellence in fundraising and philanthropy through the practice of effective and ethical fundraising and support for local charities and chapter affiliations. AFP Inland Empire strives to educate, train, provide resources and networking within the industry, mentor and advocate for the advancement of philanthropy in the communities of the Inland Empire. www.inlandempireafp.com
About AFP National Organization: The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 26,000 fundraisers in more than 170 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The Association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethic.