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Presenting our 2019 Faces of Philanthropy Awards Honorees

Congratulations to our extraordinary Honorees:

Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols, Distinguished Philanthropists Award
Dan Weishar, The Andrew Weishar Foundation, Emerging Philanthropist
George S. Wright, Citibank, Executive Leader Award
Christine O'Reilly, Chicago White Sox Charities, Professional Grantor Award
Christine Zrinsky, Lincoln Park Zoo, Benjamin Franklin Award
Liz Thompson, Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education, Outstanding Community Leader Award
Dick Hutson, Outstanding Volunteer Award

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, click here.  Join AFP Chicago in celebrating Chicago's philanthropic community on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Hilton Chicago. Formal invitations will be
mailed in March. Congratulations to our extraordinary honorees!

2018 AFP Chicago President's Award Recipient

AFP Chicago presented the 2018 President's Award to Judy T. Lindsey, CFRE on Friday, December 7th at the Annual Meeting. 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. read more

Announcing the 2019 AFP Chicago Directors and Officers

The members of the 2018 Committee on Directorship are pleased to present the 2019 Officers and Directors who were elected at the Annual Meeting.

Click here to view the 2019 AFP Chicago Board of Directors. AFP Chicago also thanks the following 2018 Board members who have completed their service: Tony Martinez, Jr., Laura Aikens, and Melanie Dykstra. Thank you for you many contributions to AFP and the profession!

Congratulations to the 2018 Graduating Class of AFP Chicago Fellows

The 2018 AFP Chicago Fellows Program graduating class was recognized at our Annual Meeting. On behalf of AFP Chicago, congratulations to these amazing individuals!

Docia Buffington - Enlace Chicago
Erica Eckhardt - Public Allies Chicago
Ishan Johnson - Chicago History Museum
Mauricio A. Roman Marquina 
Lauren Birchlove - Cara Chicago
Lubna Saleh - Lions Club International Foundation
Jessica Young - City Year Chicago

2018 AFP Chicago Annual Meeting

Thank you to our speakers, organizers, Chapter Champions, and attendees who 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 speakers, Seth Green and Dorri McWhorter for sharing their expertise and words of wisdom with us.

"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 view the photo album.

Why It Makes Sense To Give to the
Be the CAUSE Campaign
Together we can reach our goal!

Have you made a pledge to the 2019 BE the CAUSE Campaign? Your gift to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy will assist in developing and implementing new programs and enhance existing ones like scholarships, education and research. And don't forget, BE the CAUSE is a cooperative annual fund that also provides direct benefit to our AFP Chicago chapter.  
Scholarships are just one of the many ways that the AFP Foundation supports the professional development community. read more
Make your gift today!

Upcoming Educational Offerings

Free Webinar - Tuesday, January 8th
CFRE Application Process: Step-by-Step 
6 p.m. GMT/1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT | 60 minutes

Feeling frazzled about the CFRE Application? Relax! Check out CFRE International's free webinar that will walk you through the application process. CFRE Certification Director, Lesley Phillips will share tips to help make your application a success. Whether you just started your application or are nearly ready to submit, you'll come away with useful information. For more information and to register, click here

See you in the New Year!

Save these dates for our 2019 Educational Breakfast Programs and stay tuned - details on breakfast program speakers and NEW AFP Chicago educational programs will be posted soon!

Friday, February 15, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
Friday, April 12, 2019
Friday, June 14, 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019


Double Check Your Contact Information

We are working on compiling our 2019 Membership Directory, which will include all current members as of January 31, 2019.

To confirm your membership status or update contact information, please visit the AFP International website or contact AFP International at 800-666-3863.

Introducing a New All Access Education Bundling Package

In 2019, we are happy to introduce our first ever members-only education "bundle" pricing.  As the quality of our events grows, what's not growing for many of you is your budget, which puts a crimp on your ability to invest in your professional and personal development. We now have a solution! Instead of registering for each event separately, purchase a "bundle", and gain access while you SAVE. Stay tuned as we announce details of this exciting new program!

AFP Chicago Welcomes Our New Members

We're happy to have you!

Krystin Langerak, Union League Boys & Girls Clubs
Sean Allen
Caitleen Kahn, MMUS, Lynx Project
Rosanne Druckemiller, Visographic
Megan Lewis, Kittleman
Meredith Taylor, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
Teri Argos
Stephanie Kimmel, Loyola University Chicago
Amanda Lawson, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Sidney Freitag-Fey
Elizabeth Turcza, The Chicago Council On Global Affairs
Laura Somberg, Communities In Schools of Chicago
Zindy Marquez, Communities In Schools of Chicago
Mike Bamonti, UIC Athletics
Sarah Milestone, Milestone Consulting & Special Events

New members as of November 2018

If your name is not included, please contact Carletta at [email protected].

Member Resources

 Ethics Resources | AFP International | Update Contact Information

Community Links

Nonprofit Management Essentials is Live!

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN)

North Park University

Axelson Center Professional Development Programs

Do you have a success story to tell us?

Have you recently received an award, written an article, or achieved something outstanding? Please let us know - so that we can feature YOU in our next newsletter! Contact Pam Williams with your news.



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