John Hebert Receives Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award

Published in: Update - Issue 3 - 2016 »   
John Hebert, wearing a blue suit, stands in front of a wooden lectern in front of the Canine Development Center at Leader Dog

John Hebert thanks supporters of the Canine
Development Center campaign at the ribbon
cutting on September 14.

John W. Hebert, outgoing Leader Dogs for the Blind board chair, was named the Edmund T. Ahee Jewel Award recipient for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Detroit Chapter. Nominated by Leader Dog, Hebert’s more than three decades of philanthropic leadership, board membership and personal giving have benefited multiple nonprofits and educational institutions. His service to Leader Dog culminated in achieving 100% board giving to both annual and Canine Development Center campaigns. He also supports other vibrant nonprofits including the American Red Cross, Detroit Rotary Club and the Friends of Detroit Public Library. The John W. Hebert Accounting Scholarship award, established in 1988 at Hebert’s alma mater, Northern Michigan University (NMU), is given annually. John also serves on the NMU Foundation board.

Leader Dog President and CEO Sue Daniels presented John with this honor at the AFP Greater Detroit’s National Philanthropy Day celebration on Thursday, November 10. AFP of Greater Detroit, a membership resource utilized by fundraising and nonprofit professionals throughout southeastern Michigan, seeks to foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals, to preserve and enhance philanthropy and volunteerism, and to promote the highest ethical standards in the fundraising profession worldwide.