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TOYS FOR TOTS RECEIVES DMA NONPROFIT 'ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR AWARD'
NEW YORK, Wednesday, August 13, 2003 -- The Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation (The DMANF) honored The Toys for Tots Foundation with its 2003 Organization of the Year Award. DMANF Chair Pegg Nadler presented the award to Matthew T. Cooper, Lt. General, USMC (Ret) of The Toys for Tots Foundation today during the group's annual New York Nonprofit Conference held at The Waldorf-Astoria.
"We are delighted to present this award to such an outstanding nonprofit organization," said Nadler, President, Pegg Nalder Consulting. "This is the top achievement award for our members, and Toys for Tots has provided a stellar example for other organizations for decades."
Each year, The DMA Nonprofit Federation recognizes a nonprofit organization for its exceptional efforts and vision. Criteria for the Nonprofit Organization of the Year Award include:
Since 1947, the Toys for Tots Program has collected millions of toys for underprivileged children each holiday season. In 2002 alone, the organization collected approximately 13 million toys.
The Toys for Tots Foundation has developed a successful direct marketing campaign that has provided significant returns, including a direct mail campaign that increased contributions approximately 75 percent in the past five years. The Foundation also has a proven track record of outstanding ethical behavior throughout the nonprofit community. It has been listed in both The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s top 400 list and has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, an online charity evaluation service.
About The DMA Nonprofit Federation:
Since 1982, The DMA Nonprofit Federation (DMANF) 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. With more than 300 members, The DMANF is one of the largest member segments of the Direct Marketing Association. DMANF is the leading and largest international association for member organizations that use direct and interactive marketing media such as mail, telephone, and the Internet to communicate with donors, members, customers, and the public. The DMANF's full-time staff , located in Washington, DC, is assisted by legal counsel for regulatory and postal matters, and supplemented by the resources and professional staff of The DMA.