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					2012 MARGARET FUHRY
GRANT APPLICATION
Margaret Fuhry was the Director of Advancement Services at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, a
position created for her after serving four years as Director of Development Research at Webster. Margaret
began her career in prospect research in 1988 at the Saint Louis Art Museum as a research associate. From
1990-92 she was a development officer for Grants and Research at the Missouri Historical Society.

In February 1991, Margaret was asked by Lyn Day to join the APRA Board of Directors to serve out the term
of another board member who had resigned. Margaret served as professional development director,
conference vice chair, and was the 1993 second vice president/conference chair of the Sixth APRA National
Conference held in St. Louis. In addition to APRA, she was a member of the APRA-Missouri chapter and the
St. Louis Chapter of NSFRE (now AFP).

After her untimely death, a grant was established in her honor through APRA International. Applicants for
the APRA Foundation Margaret Fuhry Grant must demonstrate a commitment to the profession of
advancement research through leadership, mentorship and volunteerism. To be eligible, an applicant must
be employed in prospect research and/or related fields in a non-consulting capacity. The applicant must be
a current member of APRA. The award is a U.S. $500 stipend to be used for professional development and
is not limited to an APRA related conference or seminar. (For example a CASE or AHP conference or online
courses that further the work-related skills that meet the award requirements. The stipend can be used for
any expenses associated with a learning opportunity (travel, books, or hotel for example.

Within 12 months of receiving the Margaret Fuhry Grant the recipient must submit a one-page report
detailing how the stipend was utilized to APRA International. The report may be used in future promotions of
the award and/or as an article in Connections, APRA’s quarterly publication.



                    The application is due by November 30, 2011.




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2012 MARGARET FUHRY
GRANT APPLICATION

The application must be submitted to the APRA Office by November 30, 2011.
One letter of support must accompany the application.


Name:

Title:

Organization:

Address:

City:                                                   State:    Zip/Postal Code:

Province:                                             Country:

Phone:

E-mail:



How many years have you been employed in prospect research and affiliated fields?
1 – 5 ___
6 – 10 ___
11+ ___


Please describe the range of duties that your position currently involves.



Your answers to the following questions and letter of support will be scored by the APRA
Awards Committee according to the rubric scale attached to this application. Applicants
must have a minimum score of 9 to be awarded the grant.




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1. Volunteerism (8 Points Possible)

How have you contributed to the field of prospect research and affiliated professions in a volunteer
role? Describe the professional activities you have voluntarily undertaken with APRA International
and/or a local APRA Chapter, your institution or other organizations.

 Inadequate (0-2 Points)                Adequate (3-5 Points)                 Exceptional (6-8 Points)
 0 – No evidence provided               3 – Evidence of 1 appropriate         6 – Well-described evidence of
 1 – 1 activity listed, but nature of      volunteer activity, which is          more than 1 appropriate
     activity not clear as voluntary       commensurate with length of           volunteer activity, which is
     or related to profession              time involved in profession, but      commensurate with length of
 2 – Some activities listed but not        is not recent                         time involved in profession and
     clear whether they are             4 – Evidence of 1 appropriate            includes volunteering within
     voluntary and/or are related to       volunteer activity, which is          the last 12 months
     the profession                        commensurate with length of        7 – Well-described evidence of
                                           time involved in profession, but      consistent history of volunteer
                                           includes volunteering within          activity throughout the length
                                           the last 12 months                    of time in profession (including
                                        5 – Evidence of more than 1              currently) to just ONE of the
                                           appropriate volunteer activity,       following: APRA International;
                                           which is commensurate with            a local APRA chapter; your
                                           length of time involved in            institution; another appropriate
                                           profession, but is not recent         organization
                                                                              8 – Well-described evidence of
                                                                                 consistent history of volunteer
                                                                                 activity throughout the length
                                                                                 of time in profession (including
                                                                                 currently) which includes
                                                                                 volunteering for more than one
                                                                                 of the following: APRA
                                                                                 International; a local APRA
                                                                                 chapter; your institution;
                                                                                 another appropriate
                                                                                 organization




2. Mentorship (8 Points Possible)

What do you consider to be the most important pieces of information to impart to your peers or new
members of the profession? Describe how you have done this.

 Inadequate (0-2 Points)                Adequate (3-5 Points)                 Exceptional (6-8 Points)
 0 – Question not answered              3 – One example of appropriate        6 – Two or three pieces of
 1 – Answer seems off topic and            information mentioned with an         appropriate information
     does not answer either part of        example of how it was passed          mentioned with an example of
     the question.                         on to one or more colleagues,         how it was passed on to one or
 2 – Answer gives complete or              either formally or informally.        more colleagues, either
     partial answer to one part of         Explanation of why this               formally or informally.
     the question but does not             information would be                  Explanation of why this
     answer the other at all.              considered important is not           information would be
                                           provided.                             considered important is
                                        4 – Two or three pieces of               provided.
                                           appropriate information            7 – Two or three pieces of

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                                            mentioned with an example of          appropriate information
                                            how it was passed on to one or        mentioned with an example of
                                            more colleagues, either               how applicant has consistently
                                            formally or informally.               throughout his/her career
                                            Explanation of why this               made an effort to pass on this
                                            information would be                  information to colleagues,
                                            considered important is not           either formally or informally.
                                            provided.                             Explanation of why this
                                         5 – One example of appropriate           information would be
                                            information mentioned with an         considered important is
                                            example of how it was passed          provided.
                                            on to one or more colleagues,      8 – In addition to all evidence
                                            either formally or informally.        listed for 7 points, applicant
                                            Explanation of why this               shows evidence of either past
                                            information would be                  or currently planned activity
                                            considered important is               that demonstrates assisting
                                            provided.                             other mentors (either formally
                                                                                  or informally) in spreading
                                                                                  knowledge beyond applicant’s
                                                                                  current direct scope of
                                                                                  influence.




3. Leadership (8 Points Possible)

Please describe ways you have taken notable initiative at work or in your volunteer roles

 Inadequate (0-2 Points)                 Adequate (3-5 Points)                 Exceptional (6-8 Points)
 0 – No evidence provided                3 – Evidence of 1 appropriate         6 – Evidence of 2 or 3 appropriate
 1 – 1 activity listed, but nature of       example of showing initiative         examples of showing initiative
     activity not clear as how              either at work or in a volunteer      either at work or in a volunteer
     applicant has shown initiative         role; however impact of               role; Impact of examples on
     or demonstrated leadership in          example is not given.                 productivity, colleagues, or
     a field related to the              4 – Evidence of 2 or 3 appropriate       organization is clearly
     profession                             examples of showing initiative        provided.
 2 – Some activities listed, but            either at work or in a volunteer   7 – Well-described evidence of
     nature of activities not clear as      role; however impact of               consistent history of showing
     how applicant has shown                examples are not given.               distinct initiative throughout the
     initiative or demonstrated          5 – Evidence of 1 appropriate            length of time in profession;
     leadership in a field related to       example of showing initiative         Includes clear description of
     the profession                         either at work or in a volunteer      how this history has an impact
                                            role; Impact of example on            on just ONE of the following:
                                            productivity, colleagues, or          productivity, your institution, a
                                            organization is clearly               volunteer organization (such
                                            provided.                             as APRA), or the profession in
                                                                                  general
                                                                               8 – Well-described evidence of
                                                                                  consistent history of showing
                                                                                  distinct initiative throughout the
                                                                                  length of time in profession;
                                                                                  Includes clear description of
                                                                                  how this history has an impact
                                                                                  on more than one of the
                                                                                  following: productivity, your

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                                                            institution, a volunteer
                                                            organization (such as APRA),
                                                            and/or the profession in
                                                            general




4. Letter of Support (1 point possible)

(0 Points)                                 (1 Point)
Not included in application               Included in application




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I ________________, certify that the above information represents a true and correct to the best of
my knowledge. I understand this information will not automatically exclude me from consideration
for the award. Furthermore, I understand any false statements or failure to disclose information
may be sufficient grounds to disqualify me for being awarded the Margaret Fuhry grant.




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