Highlights from the 2018 Annual Meeting

Friday, December 7, 2018 | 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. 
River Roast, 315 N LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Thank you to our speakers, organizers, Chapter Champions, and attendees all who all made this year's Annual Meeting and breakfast such a sold-out success! We had a packed house learning about innovation and entrepreneurship and what they mean for fundraisers in the nonprofit world. A special thanks to our speakers, Seth Green and Dorri McWhorter for sharing their expertise and words of wisdom with us. 

The morning kicked off with the election of the 2019 Officers and Directors, followed by the presentation of the 2018 President's Award to Judy Lindsey, CFRE. After the President's Award, we celebrated the graduation of our 2018 Fellows and recognized our mentors and protégés. The morning concluded with our educational program.  

Here are a few highlights from the program:

 Kick-off - Catching up with friends and colleagues 


 Presentation of the 2018 President's Award
Judy Lindsey, CFRE




Graduation of the
2018  AFP Chicago Fellows 



Recognized our Mentors and Protégés




"Today nonprofits are expected to deliver on ROI and corporations
are expected to deliver on social outcomes.
Let's change the world together."
~ Seth Green~



 "You can absolutely do good in the world and run a business."  
~ Dorri McWhorter ~





Click here to see the Annual Meeting photo album.


Judy Lindsey, CFRE
Named AFP Chicago 2018 President's Award Recipient 

AFP Chicago is proud to present the 2018 President’s Award to Judy T. Lindsey, CFRE. The President’s Award honors individuals who have demonstrated high ethical standards and outstanding leadership and service to AFP Chicago, and exemplify the philanthropic spirit of our great city.

Judy’s 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.

Judy Lindsey is the executive director for the Methodist Hospitals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Methodist Hospitals’ healthcare system in Northwest Indiana. She is responsible for all aspects of the hospitals’ philanthropy efforts as well as its auxiliary and the volunteer services.

Prior to her appointment at Methodist, Judy spent her entire career in Chicago. She has remained an active member of the AFP-Chicago Chapter, a professional affiliation she has held since the beginning of her development career. During her membership, Judy has served the chapter in numerous capacities. As an AFP Chicago board member, Judy served as the co-chair of the Fellows Program and also senior vice president for the Ethics and Emerging Initiatives Committee. She was a faculty member for AFP-Chicago’s Fundamentals of Fundraising Course for five years and in her final year was the faculty chair. In 2017 Judy served as a panel moderator for the chapter’s Development Day Conference. During earlier years with AFP-Chicago, Judy was a presenter for the chapter’s Midwest Conference on Philanthropy, the predecessor to today’s Development Day, and also faculty for the First Course in Fundraising which pre-dated AFP-International’s Fundamentals of Fundraising Course that currently is offered annually by the Chicago Chapter.
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