Association of Fundraising Professionals Oustanding Philanthropy Award Russell Construction was honored as the 2010 Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) – Quad Cities Chapter, Outstanding Philanthropic Award Winner. Since its inception in 1983, Russell Construction’s commitment to philanthropy in the Quad Cities community has been vast in scope and size. “Lasting Community Impact” is among the company’s core values and is shown through the company’s employees and leadership. Over the last 15 years, Russell Construction had donated more than $832,000 to local non-profit and community service agencies across the Quad Cities. This coupled with over $200,000 donated to local charities, through a corporate annual charity golf outing, brings Russell’s total financial contributions to more than $1 Million over a 15 year period. Additionally, the entire company actively volunteers and raises funds for area organizations. In 2009, employees donated approximately 4,000 of personal and 1,300 of work hours to local non-profit agencies. The Association of Fundraising Professionals represents 26,000 members in 172 chapters in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. For more information on the Quad Cities Chapter of AFP, please visit their website.