ROCKFORD (WREX) -
The Rockford area is known for its volunteerism. On Tuesday the Association of Fundraising Professionals celebrated a group of local volunteers.
The "Honor Your Own" event happened Tuesday afternoon at Giovanni's. In all, 27 volunteers were honored as part of "The Heroes Among Us" theme.
"It's really important to lift those people up and honor them and let them know how vitally important they are to the success of all of our not-for-profits in this community," said Lynn Momberger, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Director of Development
The goal of the group is to promote development, as well as high standards while raising money.