FEATURED PHOTO: NASCAR legend Richard Petty with President Nido Qubein at the Triad Philanthropy Day Awards Ceremony. Qubein delivered the keynote address to the Association of Fundraising Professionals at Grandover Resort.
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 25, 2013 – High Point University president Nido Qubein served as the keynote speaker for the 2013 Triad Philanthropy Day Awards ceremony held today at Grandover in Greensboro.
The ceremony was hosted by the Triad Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and honored those who have made significant endeavors to transform Triad area communities through philanthropic giving, volunteer efforts or professional service to the field of nonprofits.
Qubein, a successful entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist, told members of the audience that their work is not measured in dollars, but in the impact made on the lives of others.
“You are called fundraisers, but you are much more than that,” Qubein said. “You empower your organizations to do wonderful things. You are planting seeds of greatness in the minds, hearts and souls of people. My life and your life, in the end, won’t be measured by success; it will be measured by impact. You are making significant impact.”
Numerous community leaders were recognized for creating positive change, including Lynda and Richard Petty, who received the Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy. They were honored for their work with Victory Junction Gang Camp, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Randolph County area schools, Hospice of the Piedmont and many other organizations.
“The Lord has blessed me to be in a position to help others,” said Petty. “Without people like all of you, the world would be in worse shape. Keep doing what you’re doing, and I’ll keep doing what I’m doing.”