Chicago Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals

AFP Chicago Annual Meeting of the Membership  
Friday, December 6th | 8:30 - 10:30 am
River Roast, 315 N LaSalle Street, Chicago

Join us for a panel discussion of foundation officers and leaders from across Chicagoland, moderated by former AFP Chicago Fellow and 2019 Chamberlain Scholar Ishan Johnson. Channing Lenert of Polk Bros Foundation, Tony Martinez of the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation, and Crystal Williams Robinson of the Siragusa Family Foundation will speak about their recent transitions to foundation work; share tips for engaging community funders; and discuss opportunities for emerging leaders to introduce new perspectives and make change in the philanthropic sector. This program is approved for 1.5 CFRE points.  learn more ...


Ishan Johnson

Associate Director of Development, Chicago Opera Theater

Channing Lenert, CFRE

Program Officer, Polk Bros Foundation

  Antonio Martinez, Jr.
President and CEO, Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation
Crystal Williams Robinson
Program Officer, The Siragusa Family Foundation


AFP Chicago is proud to present the 2019 President's Award to Jacquelyn M. Bonavia, CFRE.  Jackie will receive the President's Award during our December 6th Annual Meeting. Her 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.
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Community Links

The latest in the Chicagoland fundraising community.

AFP CFRE Refresher Course Northwestern University's Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations (SCNO) Opportunities Available for Chicago Nonprofits
Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations (SCNO) at Northwestern University is currently offering opportunities for four or five Chicagoland nonprofits to work with skilled teams of Northwestern students in their 10-week pro-bono consulting program.  Applications for the winter quarter engagements are due November 28th.

AFP CFRE Refresher Course
AFP Southeast Wisconsin chapter is hosting a 2-day AFP CFRE Refresher Course on January 15 and 16 in Milwaukee and invites you to attend. The course taught by two master trainers, with CFRE training experience, is a fast-paced, high-level course review of the six fundraising knowledge domains and the core principles and concepts that experienced fundraising professionals should know presented an engaging caselet approach.


Together we can reach our goal! 

Each and every day, the important work you do demonstrates that you are a leader in effecting change in our community, making it a much better place for all of us. These three words—Empower, Strengthen, Transform—describe WHAT you do as a fundraiser and WHY you do it.  

Please join the AFP Chicago Board of Directors in giving back to AFP by making a gift to the BE the CAUSE Campaign. Your gift to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy will allow us to develop and implement new programs and enhance existing ones like scholarships, education and research.  Learn more…

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AFP Chicago is a welcoming community of fundraisers. Get connected and build one-on-one relationships with like-minded professionals. As a member, you can access educational opportunitiesdiscounts to events and publications and share your experience and insights with others.  Membership has its benefits!

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