EPU Children’s Center Leadership to be Honored at National Philanthropy Day

EPU Children’s Center Leadership to be Honored at National Philanthropy Day
Kathleen Price named Outstanding Professional Fundraiser of the Year
Trisha Cooper named Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year

FRESNO, Calif., Oct 20, 2017—The EPU Children’s Center’s leadership will be honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) at National Philanthropy Day on November 9 at Pardini’s. Kathleen Price, EPU’s Chief Development Officer, is this year’s Outstanding Professional Fundraiser of the Year. Trisha Cooper, EPU’s Board President, is this year’s Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year.

National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is a worldwide celebration that recognizes the dedication and generosity of philanthropists working to make the world a better place. Each year at the NPD awards luncheon, the California Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals presents awards to individuals and corporations who have made outstanding contributions to our community.

Price is this year’s Outstanding Fundraising Professional, recognized for her work at EPU in fundraising, grant management and marketing. Lauded for her extraordinary contributions to our community and devoted, hands-on leadership, Price’s inclusive approach to bettering our community allows Fresno’s biggest and brightest leaders to collaborate and improve Fresno County as a whole.

Cooper is this year’s Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, recognized for her contributions to EPU’s Fiesta de los Niños fundraiser, raising nearly $500,000 for the agency over the past five years. Trisha is a founding member of the Autism Awareness Committee in the Central Unified School District, helping the district understand the unique approach to teaching students with Autism, and promoting awareness and acceptance on every school campus. Trisha currently serves as EPU’s Board Chair, runs the agency’s Executive Committee, is part of EPU’s Fiesta Committee, and is a member of EPU’s Family Faculty.

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About EPU Children’s Center (Exceptional Parents Unlimited)

For 41 years, the EPU Children’s Center has provided support for children and families facing extraordinary medical, developmental and parenting challenges throughout Fresno County. Today, the EPU Children’s Center provides nearly 1,000 services to children and families each week. The EPU Children’s Center’s staff of more than 100 therapists and early childhood specialists meet the critical needs of children and families through six specialized programs. For more information, visit www.epuchildren.org.