Illinois Wins Chapter of the Year Award at AFSP Chapter Leadership Conference

At the Chapter Leadership Conference held in Denver, CO January 24-26, 2014, outstanding chapters received awards for the amazing work they did in their communities during the previous year. Illinois took home the Chapter of the Year award for their overall excellence in education, outreach, research and fundraising. 

The following is a list of all of the awards and winners.

01/29/2014

Outstanding Chapter Support of Research:
  • Illinois Chapter
  • Central New York Chapter
Outstanding Chapter PR: 
  • Metro Atlanta Chapter
  • Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Outstanding Chapter Survivor Programs:
  • Capital Region New York Chapter
  • Greater San Francisco Bay Area Chapter 
Outstanding International Survivors of Suicide Day Events:
  • North Texas Chapter
  • Alaska Chapter
Outstanding Chapter Advocacy Program:
  • Capital Region New York Chapter
  • Utah Chapter 
Outstanding Chapter Non-Walk Fundraising: 
  • A Good Bet- Long Island Chapter
  • Disney Half Marathon- San Diego Chapter
Outstanding Chapter Education Program:
  • Alabama Chapter
  • South Carolina Chapter
Leadership Award:
  • Shirley Kaminsky, San Francisco Chapter
Chapter Perseverance Award:
  • Greater Minnesota Chapter
Pacesetter Award- For Continued Excellence by New Chapters:
  • Louisville Metro Chapter
  • Greater Kansas Chapter 
Outstanding First Year Chapter: 
  • Wisconsin Chapter
Most Improved Chapter:
  • Arkansas Chapter
  • Maryland Chapter
Chapter of the Year (by market size):

Small Market                          North Dakota

                                           South Carolina

Mid-Size                                Alabama

                                            Indiana

Large Market                          Greater Boston

                                           National Capital Area Chapter

Overall                                  Illinois 

Outstanding International Survivor of Suicide Day Events: 
Top 5 Out of the Darkness Campus Walks (out of 65)

1       893 walkers                  $39,192     University of WI-Madison

2       493 walkers                  $30,911     Solano Community College

3       606 walkers                  $30,484     UC Berkeley       

4       834 walkers                  $26,425     Gardner MA

5       671 walkers                  $24,623     Sacramento State

Out of the Darkness Community Walk Awards

Outstanding First Year Walks:
  • Hamilton, NJ- Central New Jersey Chapter
  • Hagerstown, MD- Maryland Chapter
  • Oahu- Hawaii Chapter in Formation
Most Improved Walks:
  • Utica/Rome- Central New York Chapter
  • Metro Detroit/Oakland/Livingston- Metro Detroit/Ann Arbor Chapter
  • Orange County- Orange County Chapter in Formation
Top 20 Community Walks (out of 300):

1          4020 Walkers    $622,155         Chicago, IL

2          3155 Walkers    $241,671         Philadelphia, PA

3          2172 Walkers    $237,487         Long Island, NY

4          2010 Walkers    $194,681         Capital Region, NY

5          1299 Walkers    $184,769         Boston, MA

6          1774 Walkers    $146,635         Indianapolis, IN

7          4439 Walkers    $145,806         Hampton Roads, VA

8          1735 Walkers    $145,122         Birmingham, AL

9          1585 Walkers    $139,371         South Metro Denver, CO 

10         897 Walkers     $138,197         New York City   

11        1062 Walkers    $135,269         North Texas 

12        925 Walkers      $134,461         Seattle, WA

13        1147 Walkers    $122,763         Atlanta, GA

14        958 Walkers      $122,404         San Francisco, CA

15        936 Walkers      $118,560         North Shore

16        1251 Walkers    $114,796         Metro Detroit/Oakland/Livingston

17        2233 Walkers    $111,768         Cincinnati, OH   

18        1198 Walkers    $111,121         Washington, DC

19        1456 Walkers    $108,192         Buffalo, NY

20        656 Walkers     $93,372           Southern CT