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Jeanie Duncan, president and CEO of the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro, has been named outstanding fundraising professional by the NC Triad Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Duncan and other winners of the chapter’s annual awards will be recognized at a National Philanthropy Day luncheon Nov. 20 at the  Grandover Resort in Greensboro.

Other winners this year include:

* Rena and Mark Norcross of High Point, outstanding philanthropists, nominated by the Central N.C. Chapter of the National MS Society, Greensboro.

* Dell Inc., outstanding corporation, nominated by the Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem, Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, Winston-Salem.

* Joseph Bryan Foundation, outstanding foundation, nominated by UNC-Greensboro.

* Zanne Garland, emerging fundraiser (youth), nominated by Eagle’s Nest Foundation, Winston-Salem.

* Crisis Control Ministry Youth Council, youth organization for fundraising, nominated by Crisis Control Ministry, Winston-Salem.

* Marian Douglas of Winston-Salem, Denny Kelly of Greensboro, , and Ashley Thrift of Winston-Salem, volunteer fundraisers, nominated, respectively, by Senior Services Inc., nominated by United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro, and Capital Development Services.

Tom Hearn, retired president of Wake Forest University, nominated by the AFP chapter, will receive a lifetime achievement award.

Joey Cheek, a Greensboro native who won a gold medalin the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy, will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon.

Serving as master of ceremonies will be Julie Luck, news anchor for Fox8/WGHP.

For reservations, call 336.478.2502.

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