DMANF Honors Senators Collins, Carper; Recipients of 2006 Public Service Award
February 22, 2006 — The Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation (DMANF) has honored Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) as recipients of the organization's Public Service Award.
The award is designed to recognize public officials who have made an exceptional, lasting and positive contribution to a nonprofit organization, or to the nonprofit sector. Senators Collins and Carper were honored this year for their long-term commitment to reforming the US Postal Service.
Earlier in the month, their efforts saw success with the passage of postal reform legislation by unanimous consent on the Senate floor. As the postal reform legislation moves into the conference stage, their leadership will continue to be vital toward ensuring the long-term success and growth of the United States Postal Service.
"A viable postal service is crucial for America's nonprofit organizations, who depend on the mail to seek donations, recruit volunteers and educate consumers about their important missions," said Senny Boone, executive director of DMANF and vice president for strategic alliances at DMA. "We are grateful to both of these legislators for their efforts to make sure the postal service remains an effective and affordable communications option for nonprofits, businesses and consumers alike."
"Senators Collins and Carper have been outstanding as the true drivers of postal reform. Postage costs are a major expense for nonprofit organizations, and could spell success or failure for many," added Craig Floyd, Chairman and Executive Director of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and chair of DMANF's awards committee. "Their success in pushing for reform will have a major impact on the nonprofit sector, and especially for those organizations that rely on the mail for public support."
Since 1982, the DMA Nonprofit Federation and its predecessor organizations have been aggressive and effective advocates for nonprofits in postal, regulatory, legislative, and accountability issues. It has led the way in professional education, networking, and industry advancement. The Federation is the premier agent for improving public awareness and receptivity to direct/interactive marketing-driven philanthropy, and is the 'top brand' among all associations and advocacy groups working on behalf of nonprofits in this area. With more than 400 members, the DMANF is one of the largest member segments of the Direct Marketing Association.
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