PHCS Executive Honored for Excellence in Philanthropy

May 11, 2009

Joseph E. Stampe of Allentown, NJ, Vice President of Development, Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS), is being honored with the 2009 Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award, one of five made this year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, New Jersey Chapter (AFP-NJ) for its annual Awards for Excellence in Philanthropy program.

Mr. Stampe will be presented with his award at the 2009 AFP-NJ Awards Dinner, scheduled for May 19 at the Crystal Plaza, Livingston.

Selected by the 2009 AFP-NJ Awards Panel, Mr. Stampe is responsible for all fundraising activities across PHCS, overseeing the Foundation, the University Medical Center at Princeton Auxiliary, annual giving, corporate and foundation giving, major giving, planned giving, donor relations, special fundraising events and all special fundraising campaigns. Prior to joining PHCS, Mr. Stampe held fundraising positions at Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutgers University, and the Foundation of UMDNJ. During his twenty years of professional service, Mr. Stampe has been affiliated with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Gift Planning Council of New Jersey, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He also served as a volunteer board member of the Star Fish Foundation for Children with AIDS and the Emanuel Cancer Foundation. Mr. Stampe is currently President of the Upper Freehold Regional School District Board of Education, a position he has held for four years.

AFP-NJ President Robert Wahlers said, "Joe Stampe exemplifies all the Association of Fundraising Professionals stands for and believes in, and the New Jersey Chapter takes great pleasure in honoring him. Our annual event celebrates the partnership among professional fundraising staff, volunteers and donors, who together make a difference in the lives of millions of people in New Jersey. By recognizing the outstanding contributions made by Joe and his fellow honorees, we pay tribute to the best the Garden State has to offer."

Mr. Stampe will be joined on May 19 by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Morristown, as Outstanding Foundation; BD, Franklin Lakes, as Outstanding Corporation; the Auxiliary of Children's Specialized Hospital, Mountainside, as Outstanding Community Organization and Dr. Sol and Meri Barer, Westfield, as Outstanding Philanthropists. In addition, the Partnership in Philanthropy (PIP) is recognizing Les Loysen, Middletown, with its inaugural Award for Consulting Excellence.

For information on the May 19 dinner, contact AFP-NJ Executive Director Lori Richmond, 732-279-4258 or at

The Association of Fundraising Professionals is the leading professional organization for executives of not-for-profit and philanthropic organizations. The New Jersey Chapter's more than 500 members work to promote the advancement, growth and ethics of philanthropy and volunteerism.