Annual Meeting of the Membership
Friday, December 6th, 2019
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

River Roast, 315 N LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60654


This program is approved for 1.5 CFRE points.

Join us for a panel discussion of foundation officers and leaders from across Chicagoland, moderated by former AFP Chicago Fellow and 2019 Chamberlain Scholar, Ishan Johnson. Channing Lenert of Polk Bros Foundation, Tony Martinez of the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation, and Crystal Williams Robinson of the Siragusa Family Foundation will speak about their recent transitions to foundation work; share tips for engaging community funders; and discuss opportunities for emerging leaders to introduce new perspectives and make change in the philanthropic sector.

The morning will kick-off with the election of the 2020 Officers and Directors, followed by the presentation of the 2019 President's Award. We will then celebrate the graduation of our 2019 Fellows and recognize our mentors and protégés. The morning concludes with our educational program. We look forward to seeing you!  


$40 Members  
$55 Non-Members (or Members after December 2nd)



Ishan Johnson

Associate Director of Development, Chicago Opera Theater

Channing Lenert, CFRE

Program Officer, Polk Bros Foundation

Antonio Martinez, Jr.

President and CEO, Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation

Crystal Williams Robinson

Program Officer, Siragusa Family Foundation


AFP Chicago is proud to present the 2019 President's Award to Jacquelyn M. Bonavia, CFRE. Jackie will receive the President's Award during our December 6th Annual Meeting. Her service and leadership to the chapter and the fundraising profession have been exemplary and have made her a respected figure in Chicagoland fundraising. Her foresight and commitment to AFP's ideals have played a significant role in AFP Chicago's continued success.  read more



Thank You to our Annual Meeting Sponsor!

A Very Special Thank You to our Chapter Champions Sponsors!

Highlights from the 2018 Annual Meeting




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