AFP Chicago's Very Own

Channing Lenert, CFRE
Named AFP Outstanding Young Professional
AFP Chicago is proud to announce that Channing Lenert, MS, CFRE, recently named as program officer for Polk Bros. Foundation in Chicago, IL, has been selected as one of the Association of Fundraising Professionals' (AFP) 2019 Outstanding Young Professionals.

The award recognizes fundraisers under the age of 31 who have already shown exemplary work in raising funds, inspiring donors, helping manage campaigns and giving back to the profession. Lenert is one of three young fundraisers to receive the award this year.

The Outstanding Young Professionals were selected by judges from the AFP Awards Committee. Channing will be recognized at AFP's 2019 International Fundraising Conference (AFP ICON 2019) in San Antonio, Texas on April 2nd, during the Closing Session. read more...

AFP Chicago is proud to introduce...
The 43rd Annual Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon Honorees 

For over 40 years, AFP Chicago has honored the committed, passionate individuals and corporations who work on behalf of the nonprofit organizations that AFP Chicago serves. AFP Chicago is pleased to honor those who demonstrate high ethical standards and exemplify the philanthropic spirit of our great city. 

Congratulations to our extraordinary, 2019 Philanthropy Awards Luncheon Honorees:

Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols
Distinguished Philanthropists Award
George S. Wright, Citi
Executive Leader Award
Christine O'Reilly-Riordan, 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
Dan Weishar, The Andrew Weishar Foundation
Emerging Philanthropist
Richard W. Hutson
Outstanding Volunteer Award

The award recipients will be recognized for their outstanding contributions at the 2019 Awards Luncheon on May 3, 2019, at the Hilton Chicago.

Registration now open!

Networking After Hours...

Thursdays will never be the same again!
We are delighted to announce monthly opportunities #AFPThirdThursday to network with your peers in fundraising! You are invited to build your relationships and make new ones! These monthly casual events are a great opportunity for members and non-members in the Chicagoland community to meet, network, and hang out.  Due to the growing popularity of these monthly meet-ups, be sure to RSVP and reserve your spot. Space is limited!

Save the Dates
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019


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