CHICAGO (December 20, 2012) — A memorial service for Jimmie R. Alford is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple in Chicago. North Park University President David Parkyn will speak.
Alford founded the nationally prominent Alford Group, which has served the nonprofit sector, including the Evangelical Covenant Church. He was an executive-in-residence at the North Park University School of Business and Nonprofit Management and was key in developing its strong reputation.
Alford was a founding member of the advisory board for the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management, which works to enhance the nonprofit sector through education, service, and resources. Each year, the university presents the Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence to two nonprofit organizations during the center’s Annual Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers.
This past October, the Chicago Better Government Association presented Alford its lifetime achievement award. Click here for more information on Alford and his work with the school.
The family has requested that contributions be sent to benefit the Jimmie R. Alford Scholarship at North Park University, designating gifts to the “Jimmie R. Alford Scholarship Fund.”