Rochester, N.Y., September 12, 2019 — Gerald “Arch” Archibald, CPA, FHFMA, CMCP, partner in The Bonadio Group’s healthcare and tax exempt division, has been named the 2019 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser by the Genesee Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFPGV).

Archibald’s commitment to supporting non-profit organizations encompasses both professional and volunteer services. He has over 40 years’ experience in providing business advisory, assurance, compliance, and consulting services to more than 300 healthcare, tax-exempt, and government clients. In addition to his work at The Bonadio Group, Archibald has served the greater Rochester community as a voluntary board member and supporter of numerous agencies providing services to those less fortunate. Throughout his career, he’s worked with Bishop Kearney High School, where he is currently chairing the Partnership Campaign, the United Way as a member of their Alexis de Tocqueville, the Al Sigl Center, and the School of the Holy Childhood, among many others.

“In working with non-profit organizations, my goal is to help strengthen their financial position so they can provide services to the greatest number of people possible,” said Archibald. “It’s an honor to be recognized by the AFPGV and to work for an organization that has a long history of giving back and supporting its employees in their service to community.”

The Bonadio Group has one of the largest tax-exempt practices in New York State, staffed by a dedicated team of CPAs and other seasoned professionals who have backgrounds in accounting and auditing, risk and internal controls, management consulting and organizational governance, serving a range of large and small tax-exempt organizations with a wide variety of missions. Annually, each team member is required to attend over 80 hours of comprehensive, focused training including a course on advanced issues for tax-exempt organizations.

“Service to our clients and our community drives everything we do at The Bonadio Group. We proudly support hundreds of non-profit organizations with accounting services, as advisors on boards, and through time and monetary donations,” said Bruce Zicari, CEO, The Bonadio Group. “We are deeply committed to serving the communities where we live and work, and we’re thrilled to see Arch recognized for fully embracing that purpose.”

Each year AFPGV honors professionals and organizations making a difference in their communities across nine different award categories, including outstanding corporation, outstanding small business, outstanding foundation, outstanding philanthropist, outstanding volunteer fundraiser, and outstanding young people in philanthropy. Award winners will be recognized at the annual National Philanthropy Day® Celebration on Friday, Nov. 1. The Bonadio Group is the premier sponsor of the event to be held at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

“AFP looks forward to honoring our 2019 National Philanthropy Day award winners on November 1. Each year the Rochester community joins us to help thank generous philanthropists for their contributions that are making our region a great place to live, work, play and age well. This is always an inspiring day.” says Gretchen Wood, President, AFPGV.

About The Bonadio Group
Founded in 1978, The Bonadio Group is a nationally ranked Top 50 CPA firm offering accounting, tax, and consulting services to clients of all sizes. The Firm’s professionals deliver practical, proactive, and innovative solutions to help clients reach their financial, compliance, management, and personal goals. The Bonadio Group is the largest independent provider of accounting, tax, and consulting services in upstate New York—with offices in Albany, Batavia, Buffalo, East Aurora, Rochester, Syracuse, and Utica. The Bonadio Group also has offices in New York City, Rutland, Vt., and Dallas. For more information, visit

The AFP Genesee Valley Chapter is a volunteer-based organization representing more than 230 fundraising professionals in the Greater Rochester region. Our mission is to advocate for philanthropy and to promote ethical and successful non-profit development by addressing the needs of diverse fundraising professionals in our region.

The chapter is affiliated with an international association, which works to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The Association strives to enhance philanthropy and volunteerism through a series of programs designed to benefit all those who lead, serve, and support non-profit institutions. Our members represent colleges, universities and secondary schools, hospitals and health care facilities, social service and cultural agencies, and local charities.

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