It is with great sadness that we write to inform you that Mr. Bill Moran, ACFRE, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017.
Known as a philanthropic leader and icon in the Birmingham area, he is most known for establishing the St. Vincent’s Foundation 35 years ago. Bill has been a member of NSFRE/AFP since 1977 when he helped to found the Tennessee Chapter of NSFRE. He was named the Outstanding Fundraising Professional of our Chapter in 1988. Over the years, Bill served in leadership roles on committees, boards and campaigns, all for the benefit of our profession.
A mentor to all, he helped to start several AFP chapters and helped many through the CFRE and ACFRE process. He held the distinction of being the only ACFRE in the State of Alabama.
The ACFRE board received this information from Stephanie Maxwell, CFRE, President of the AFP Alabama Chapter.
In hearing of his passing, Alice Ferris, ACFRE, Current Chair of the ACFRE Certification Board, shared, “So sorry to hear about this. I had the honor of volunteering with Bill for many years. This is a huge loss for our sector.”
Please keep Bill’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.