Fundraisers recognised in New Year Honours list

31 December 2020
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We are delighted that Carol Akiwumi and Paul Amadi have been awarded MBEs in the New Years Honours List - recognition of their great achievements as fundraising leaders, raising millions for good causes.

As founders of Black Fundraisers UK and Fellows of the Institute (Paul as former Chair and Carol, our Vice-Chair) they have both driven the agenda on equality, diversity and inclusion within the fundraising profession.

Peter Lewis, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising
Peter Lewis, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising

I’m delighted that Carol and Paul have been awarded MBEs in recognition of their great achievements as fundraising leaders.

They have been great servants to the fundraising community over the years. Not just a fantastic fundraisers raising millions for amazing causes, but also as long-time volunteers and Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, Paul as a former Chair and Carol, our current Vice-Chair. 

As founders of Black Fundraisers UK and as members of our EDI Committee, they have both driven the agenda on equality, diversity and inclusion within the profession and these honours are hugely deserved and merited.

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