AFP Chicago                                                                             August 2015  

September Breakfast Program
Big Dreams on Small Budgets: Strategies and Innovations for Growth
Friday, September 11 at Petterino's Banquets
8:30AM - 10:30 AM

Kenda Lovecchio Kristine O’Keefe Steven McCullough Amy Van Polen

Join us as our panel presents a wide-ranging discussion of their experience building successful strategies and innovations that spurred organizational growth and increased mission impact – regardless of the size of the organization or budget. 

Expert panel includes: Kenda Lovecchio, Chicago Children’s Choir; Kristine O’Keefe, CFA, CFP, JP Morgan Private Bank/Board of Directors, Tuesday’s Children; Steven McCullough, Greater Chicago Food Depository; and Amy Van Polen, CFRE;, Bridge Communities

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Thank you to our generous sponsor

2015 Midwest Conference on Philanthropy

We’ve got workshop options at the #AFPCFundraisingFitness Midwest Conference 2015...

Robert A. Vitas, Ph.D., CAE, CFRE,  Executive Director of the American Academy of  Periodontology Foundation      Ariel A. Medoff, Intern and Awards Coordinator  at the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation 
Senior-level fundraisers can get fit on the Leadership Track Understanding and Leading an Organization through Continual Growth and Change co-presented by Robert A. Vitas, Ph.D., CAE, CFRE, and Ariel A. Medoff of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation.

The Track will focus on making change management part of your organization’s culture. Learn more about the Leadership Track…

Rather stick to the traditional workshop track to strengthen your fundraising core? Learn more about Speakers and Sessions here, and for complete registration details, visit our Registration 2015 page.

Register today! Early Bird Rates Fly Away on 9.1.15. 

Thanks to our 2015 Midwest Conference Sponsors! 

Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon
Now Accepting 2016 Nominations 

The 40th Annual Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon will take place on May 6, 2016 at the Hilton Chicago. We are accepting nominations for the 2016 Awards. If you'd like to nominate someone, electronically, please click here. Download a paper form here.Submission deadline is 10.15.15 

Relive the great moments from the 2015 Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon. Take a look at our photo gallery! 


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Peer Mentoring Update 
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Getting to Know AFP Chicago Fellow Christine Holt

Christine Holt is Director of Development for The Boulevard (formerly Interfaith House). She has over 15 years of experience in healthcare-related social services and nonprofit development.

While earning a B.A. in International Service at Moody Bible Institute, she began working with both local and overseas organizations that served people exiting poverty and homelessness. She served as the Donor Relations Manager at New Moms Inc. in the Austin neighborhood, has been a nonprofit program manager specializing in youth programs, and has worked as a freelancer in development/communications at the Donors Forum.

Christine joined The Boulevard in 2013.

Meet Christine...

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North Park University


Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago)


Axelson Center Professional Development Programs




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Thank You to Our 2015 Partners!  

Advocate Health Care

Campbell & Company
Relationship Science
Allstate Insurance Company
Ann and Robert Lurie Children's
  Hospital of Chicago Foundation
Northern Trust

Member News

Join us for After Hours Networking! Stop by after work for informal drinks, networking, and camaraderie between AFP members and friends. These events are FREE to members and nonmembers! 

October After-Hours 
10.7.15 • 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Bar Louie 1122 Lake St, Oak Park, IL

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Member Recognition Reception & Annual Meeting 
12.3.15 • 5:00PM - 7:00PM
River Roast

Save the date for this annual gathering of AFP Chicago members and friends to celebrate the season and all that 2015 brought to the Chicago community! $45 Members; $65 Guests

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Sponsorship opportunities for the Reception are still available!

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