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!


Networking After Hours
Thursdays will never be the same again!
Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This month's Third Thursday will be held on the rooftop deck (20th floor) of a private, high-rise residence.  Please bring a dish to pass (not a requirement to attend). Beverages will be provided.

In case of inclement weather, you will receive a message 24 hours prior to the event with a new location (also in the South Loop). Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!  

Save the Dates 

 #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.

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019

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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