BSA Recognized as Mutual of America American Humanics NonProfit Partner of the Year

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was recognized as the Mutual of America American Humanics Nonprofit Partner of the Year at the American Humanics Management/ Leadership Institute (AHMI), on Tuesday, January 5, in Phoenix. The BSA has been actively engaged in helping American Humanics prepare future nonprofit leaders for over 60 years. Jim Terry, assistant Chief Scout Executive and CFO for the BSA, accepted the award at the AHMI awards ceremony. Will Conway, senior executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Mutual of America, presented the award. Founded in 1945 to support the life insurance and retirement pension needs of nonprofit professionals, Mutual of America is the 10th largest insurance company in the United States. The company has sponsored the award since 2005.

The BSA was the original nonprofit partner of American Humanics (AH) when it was founded in 1948 as a college program to help prepare future leaders for service as nonprofit professionals. More than 500 AH alumni have graduated to careers as professional Scouters; many are now leading numerous BSA programs to serve youth and adult volunteers. Collaboration between the BSA and AH occurs at the national level, with BSA and AH professionals engaged as exhibitors and workshop presenters at national conferences; and at the local level, with Scout executives serving American Humanics campus-based programs at colleges and universities within their local councils. BSA professional Jim Terry demonstrates further commitment through his service as treasurer and Finance Committee chair of the AH national board of directors. The BSA will celebrate its centennial in 2010.

More than 1,000 people are in Phoenix to participate in the annual American Humanics Management/ Leadership Institute (AHMI), being held January 3-6 at the Phoenix Hyatt Regency Downtown. This includes more than 600 students from across the country who are preparing for careers with nonprofit organizations like the Boy Scouts of America. AHMI provides a unique educational experience for both traditional-aged and nontraditional students in pursuit of the nationally recognized American Humanics Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management.

About the Boy Scouts of America
Serving nearly 2.8 million young people between 7 and 20 years of age at more than 290 councils throughout the United States and its territories, the Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training.

About American Humanics
Founded in 1948, American Humanics is a national alliance of colleges, universities and nonprofits dedicated to preparing the next generation of nonprofit sector leaders. AH is affiliated with more than 60 colleges and universities nationwide, including Arizona State University, and partners with more than 60 national nonprofit organizations including the March of Dimes, the Boy Scouts of America, the YMCA, and the Girl Scouts of the USA. Visit www.humanics.org/AHMI for more information.

Source: BSA Press Release

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