Triangle philanthropy excellence honored

A philanthropic couple and a fundraising executive were honored at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon that attracted 200 guests and was sponsored by the Triangle chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Receiving the chapter’s annual award for “Most Outstanding Individual Philanthropist” were Charles and Shirley Weiss, retired professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Receiving the award for “Most Outstanding Fundraising Executive” was Becky Bumgardner, executive director of university development at N.C. State University in Raleigh.

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