Tompkins County Distinguished Citizen Award presented

David Dunlop Awarded “Tompkins County Distinguished Citizen Award” by the Baden-Powell Boy Scouts of America David R. Dunlop was awarded the “Tompkins County Distinguished Citizen Award” by the Baden-Powell Boy Scouts of America. The Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award is presented annually to an outstanding member of the community who, through their volunteerism with a number of organizations, upholds the values set forth in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Dunlop is honored to be the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Citizen award recognizing community service. Highlights of his career include receiving the first James L. Fisher Award for Professional Achievement, an award presented by the CASE Middle Atlantic District, and the Demont Difference Fund’s 2005 Lasting Difference Award for his professional achievements, leadership, innovative management, and teaching excellence. Dunlop will be honored at the 2015 Distinguished Citizen Awards Dinner and benefit the Tompkins County Boy Scouts of America on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Country Club of Ithaca. David Dunlop served Cornell for 38 years, creating and directing both the Cornell Major Gift Program for gifts of $1 million and up, and the Principle Gifts Program for gifts of $5 million and up. From 1990 to 1995, Dave served on the senior management team of the Cornell Campaign that set a record for the college and university campaigns when it received over $1.5 billion in gifts. Since his retirements in 1997, Dave has continued to serve Cornell as a Volunteer. Throughout Dave’s career, over 180 other colleges, universities, and non-profit organizations have called on Dave for advice and training in fund raising. Among them are large national organizations including United Way of America, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, CARE International, and the Easter Seals Society. He was one of three representatives from the United States selected to speak to Australia’s Association of Development and Alumni Professionals for Education’s inaugural conference in Perth. Dunlop was also awarded the CASE Steuben Apple for teaching excellence, the Frank L. Ashmore Award for his services to the advancement profession and to the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and was selected as one of the first two professionals to be designated a Major Gift Laureate for lifetime achievement in the field of major gift fund raising by the Institute for Charitable Giving. Dunlop is associated with many other organizations including: A member of the American Caner Society’s Blue ribbon Committee for Fund Raising, a faculty member of the CASE Summer Institute for Educational Fund Raising for 20 years, a faculty member of the Williamsburg Development Institute for 14 years, and is currently a member of the Board of Visitors of the Institute for Charitable Giving. ABOUT THE BADEN-POWELL BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA: The Baden-Powell Council, headquartered in Binghamton, NY, serves over 140 different scouting units including more than 4,000 youth and adults throughout Central New York and Northeast Pennsylvania. The Council serves Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Tioga, Tompkins, and part of Seneca counties in New York, as well as Susquehanna County in Pennsylvania. The Council runs programs in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, and Exploring while maintaining two diverse nationally recognized Scout camps: Camp Barton, on Cayuga Lake, and the Tuscarora Scout Reservation, in the foothills of the Catskills. To explore the Baden-Powell Council, please visit their website at http://www.bpcouncil.org.

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