Indianapolis, IN (October 29, 2015) – It was a night filled with excitement and honor, as our very own Edith Falk, Co-Founder, former Chair and CEO of Campbell & Company, was awarded the 2015 Henry A. Rosso Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Ethical Fundraising award last Thursday, October 29, 2015 at the Rosso Medal dinner. The award recognizes Edith’s 40 years of experience in institutional advancement and her continuous dedication to providing organizations with the highest quality of service. “All of our colleagues at Campbell & Company are proud of Edith and the contributions she has made to our field. The Rosso Award is a testament to Edith’s commitment to the profession and the impact she has made on the firm. Her exemplary service to the nonprofit community and exceptional leadership has instilled an intrinsic dedication to ethics in the services we bring our clients,” said Peter Fissinger, President and CEO of Campbell & Company, who also attended the event.
Since 1990, the Rosso Medal has been given to outstanding individuals for their dedication and commitment to the fundraising profession. Recipients exemplify ethical philanthropic practice bolstered by discipline and dignity in the profession.
The award is named in honor of Hank Rosso (1917-1999), a founder of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and founding director of The Fund Raising School, and it is presented by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Don Campbell, Co-founder and former Chairman of Campbell & Company, was also honored with the Henry A. Rosso Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Ethical Fundraising in 2002.
Congratulations to Edith on receiving this prestigious award alongside fellow honoree Lilya Wagner.
About Edith Falk
Edith Falk’s career spans close to 40 years in institutional advancement. In her various roles at Campbell & Company, the consulting firm she co-founded in 1976, she led the firm’s efforts in new business and staff development, and she was actively engaged in designing and providing strategic fundraising and marketing counsel to a broad spectrum of organizations across the country in education, arts and culture, healthcare and environment. Edith has served as president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Chicago Chapter board, member of its national board and, for two years, dean of its Executive Leadership Institute. She is a past recipient of the AFP Chicago Chapter’s President’s Award for outstanding leadership and service to the chapter, and of the chapter's Benjamin Franklin Award for career achievements. Currently, Edith is vice chair of the American Councils for International Education, which promotes education and research through international exchange. She is a former board member of Donors Forum, a Chicago-based organization dedicated to strengthening philanthropy and the nonprofit community in Illinois and past chair of Giving USA Foundation, the publisher of the annual Giving USA report on philanthropy. Edith is a member of The Chicago Network, an organization of women in the Chicago region who have achieved distinction in business, the arts, the professions, government and academia, and of the International Women’s Forum. She earned her B.A. degree at Oberlin College in Ohio and her M.B.A. degree at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, both with honors. A frequent presenter on trends in philanthropy and fundraising practices, Edith continues to provide capacity-building consulting services to nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area and beyond.