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

Thank you to our speakers, organizers, Chapter Champions, and attendees all who all made this year's Annual Meeting and breakfast such a sold-out success! We had a packed house who joined us for a panel discussion with some of Chicagoland’s leaders in fundraising focusing on their recent transitions to foundation work. A special thanks to our panel, 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 along with our fantastic moderator, Ishan Johnson, 2019 Chamberlain Scholar for sharing their expertise and words of wisdom with us.

The morning kicked off with the election of the 2020 Officers and Directors, followed by the presentation of the 2019 President's Award to Jacquelyn M. Bonavia, CFRE. After the President's Award, we celebrated the graduation of our 2019 Fellows and recognized our mentors and protégés. The morning concluded with our educational program.  read more...


2019 AFP Chicago President's Award Recipient

AFP Chicago presented the 2019 President's Award to Jacquelyn M. Bonavia, CFRE on Friday,  December 6th at the  Annual Meeting of the Membership. 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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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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