In 2018, ACFE chapters raised more than $70,000 for the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Funds. Not only did this break the previous record by more than $25,000, we also had a record number of chapters participate, a record number of first-time donors, and a record number of international donors. Thank you all for helping make 2018 so successful.
In addition to acknowledging this feat to our chapters in our newsletter, we wanted to recognize each chapter who participated at our 30th Annual ACFE Global Conference. In multiple areas throughout the convention center, we placed signage listing all the chapters who donated and their level.
We also wanted to give special thanks to our three double platinum chapters, which are those chapters who donated at least $10,000, with an award of their own. This year, after we recognized the Chapter of the Year and Chapter Website of the Year awards, we awarded our first ever Foundation Award.
The three chapters that received the award were the Houston Area Chapter, Central Ohio Chapter and the New York Chapter. Thank you all for your generosity.
We look forward to continuing the success of this program and hope to recognize even more chapters next year in Boston.