Jeff Standridge was recently selected to receive the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award recipient by the Arkansas chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Advancement nominated Standridge who is a member of the UCA Foundation Board of Directors.

Award recipients will be officially named at the Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock.

According to a news release, the Division of Advancement is heavily involved in the AFP Arkansas Chapter as organization members, committee members and program presenters with Joan Shofner, executive director of UCA Advancement Services, who has previously served as president.

"Jeff is well-known in the nonprofit world for his enthusiasm, energy and insightful ideas," Shofner said. "He empowers organizations by teaching successful strategic planning as well as raising funds - a unique combination for a volunteer. He is the epitome of an outstanding volunteer fundraiser."

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser nominees are judged based on numerous factors including the nominee’s ability to organize and manage campaigns and events, the impact of the their work on the organization’s goals and their ability to lead, motivate and inspire others, as well as the ability to promote teamwork.

"Seeing members of the UCA Foundation Board of Directors being recognized for their community impact is evidence that the university and its foundation are surrounded by passionate individuals," President of the UCA Foundation Board of Directors Kale Gober said.

Since 1960, the AFP has advanced effective and ethical philanthropy for the world’s largest network of professional fundraisers.

AFP’s nearly 30,000 members raise more than $100 billion annually.