Development Day Chicago 2019
Vu Le invites you to attend!

Friday, September 20th | 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel - Chicago

AFP Chicago's premier learning forum is back and better than ever!  Hear from incredible speakers as you engage with important topics and trends in the fundraising field.  In addition to Vu's keynote on Community-Centric Fundraising, Development Day Chicago 2019 will focus on the four following areas: LIFECYCLE OF A DONOR, DATA DOWNLOAD, COURSE CORRECTIONS, and NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP.  Join us for this exciting day and come get the information you need to succeed in our rapidly changing field!


AFP Chicago August Third Thursday  
Scheduled at TWO Locations
Thursday, August 15, 2019 

Pick the location most convenient for you and join us! Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

Chicago Location | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Hall Chicago838 W. Kinzie St., Chicago

Meet us in the city at City Hall, a new bar, restaurant, and event venue serving up good times and zero red tape in a lively, relaxed atmosphere in Chicago's West Loop. Special offer: The first 50 people will receive a free drink ticket!  RSVP here.

Suburb Location | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
La Barra - Oak Brook, 3011 Butterfield Rd, Oak Brook
Meet us in the western suburbs at La Barra, horseshoe bar in rustic-chic surrounds that also features an open kitchen and an outdoor patio. Happy hour is from 5pm-6pm with discounted drink specials.  RSVP here.

Save the Date
Thursday, October 17, 2019

 #AFPThirdThursday provides monthly opportunities to network with your peers in fundraising!  These monthly casual events are a great opportunity for members and non-members in the Chicagoland community to meet, network, and have fun!   Due to the growing popularity of these monthly meet-ups, be sure to RSVP and reserve your spot early.

43rd Annual Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon

Thank you to the talented, dedicated volunteers, sponsors, attendees, and our esteemed honorees, all of whom collectively made the 43rd Annual AFP Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon an extraordinary event and one to remember!

We honored eight amazing individuals who represent the very best of our community: they are transformative leaders, diverse thinkers, eager trailblazers, and prominent philanthropists — each a shining beacon of possibility, change, and hope for Chicago. These individuals leave an undeniable footprint on the work we do in and around Chicago. They represent the best and brightest of Chicagoland’s philanthropists and fundraisers, and exemplify the common bonds that connect us in our work. They are our mentors and yes, even heroes.

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


Interested in Service on the AFP Chicago Board of Directors? 

The AFP Chicago Committee on Directorship invites the development community to consider future service on
the Board of Directors. Strong leadership is a hallmark of AFP Chicago and we encourage highly motivated and committed members to consider volunteering for board service.   Applications for board service are due by August 26, 2019.  Don't miss your chance to get involved!  
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