HOLLISTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lynn S. Edmonds, President of LW Robbins, a nationally recognized direct marketing fundraising industry leader, has been named the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) Nonprofit Federation 2013 Max Hart Nonprofit Achievement Award Recipient.
The award recognizes Ms. Edmonds’ many accomplishments and her deep commitment to the nonprofit fundraising community during her 35-plus year career.
The Max Hart Nonprofit Achievement Award, presented annually at the Washington Nonprofit Conference, recognizes career accomplishments by an exceptional fundraising professional with a track record of service, leadership, innovation and integrity. The award winner must be a respected authority in direct marketing fundraising practices and issues, and must be committed to the professional development of others through shared knowledge and mentorship.
Ms. Edmonds will receive the award at the Max Hart Nonprofit Achievement Award Gala Luncheon at the 2013 Washington Nonprofit Conference on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Washington, DC.
Ms. Edmonds also recently received the 2012 Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association Marketer of the Year Award in December 2012.
Ed Marino, CEO of LW Robbins remarked, “We’re very proud and honored to have Lynn’s career accomplishments recognized by the DMA with this prestigious award. Lynn’s contributions to our industry have been truly outstanding. Her expertise continues to serve as a tremendous resource for our staff, our clients and the entire nonprofit community.”
During the course of her career, Ms. Edmonds and her teams have developed innovative and successful fundraising programs for many leading nonprofit organizations such as American Cancer Society, Special Olympics, American Health Assistance Foundation, St. Labre Indian School, MAP International, Coast Guard Foundation, American Diabetes Association, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Catholic Relief Services, Consumers Union, Covenant House, National Audubon Society, and over 35 regional food banks, among others.
A hands-on fundraiser and leader, Ms. Edmonds is deeply involved in the direct response fundraising community. She is a board member of the Association of Direct Response Fundraising Counsel (ADRFCO), the National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC), and the DMA Direct Marketing Educational Foundation, and has served on the Advisory Board of FundRaising Success Magazine. She chaired the DMA Nonprofit Federation’s 2009 New York Nonprofit Conference and is a frequent speaker at fundraising and direct marketing conferences nationwide. Ms. Edmonds also received both the FundRaising Success Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award and the New England Direct Marketing Association Direct Marketer of the Year Award in 2010. Under her leadership, Ms. Edmonds’ fundraising teams have also won over 100 national and regional industry awards for creative excellence and outstanding results.
About the DMA Nonprofit Federation Max Hart Nonprofit Achievement Award
The Max Hart Nonprofit Achievement Award is named for Max Hart, the long-time Director of Fundraising at Disabled American Veterans (DAV). A United States Army veteran and transplant from the for-profit sector, Mr. Hart went on to exemplify the best of nonprofit professionals as a steadfast advocate, supporter and champion of professionalism not just in his role at DAV but within the entire nonprofit direct marketing community. Mr. Hart set the high standards for this award that all who receive it must meet. Lynn Edmonds and past recipients of the award represent the very best of what professionals in this industry can achieve.
About LW Robbins
LW Robbins (www.lwra.com) is a full service direct response fundraising agency devoted to helping nonprofit organizations acquire and cultivate loyal donors, raising more net income to support their missions through a blend of traditional and digital channels. The agency’s clients represent regional and national constituencies and virtually all sectors of the nonprofit world. Clients include Special Olympics, American Cancer Society, American Health Assistance Foundation (Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Macular Degeneration Research, and National Glaucoma Research), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, St. Labre Indian School, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Coast Guard Foundation and more than 35 food banks. Founded in 1970, the agency is located in Holliston, Massachusetts, and employs more than 70 people.
Photo Attachment: Lynn S. Edmonds, President, LW Robbins