AFP Chicago                                                                             February 2015  

Ethics in Philanthropy Roundtable
Thursday, April 2  4:15 PM
Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Strong ethics are assumed as the foundation for trust and the healthy functioning of our society.  Yet, too often we only discuss the topic of ethics when there has been a scandalous lapse or breach of trust. Join AFP Chicago for the fourth annual Ethics in Philanthropy Roundtable

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Case as Conversation: Creating a Case Your Volunteers, Leadership, and Staff Will Really Use 
Friday, February 13 • 8:30 - 10:30 am
Petterinos Chicago


In this interactive session, Campbell & Company’s Andy Brommel (Director of Communications Consulting), Pat Chesnut (Consultant/Writer), and The Chicago History Museum's President Gary T. Johnson will look beyond the traditional “case statement” to discuss new ways of developing your case—beginning from the idea that high-level fundraising is all about conversations.

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2015 Philanthropy Awards Luncheon Honoree Spotlight 
Rosemary Matzl - Professional Grantor Award

On May 1st, AFP Chicago will honor seven of the most distinguished leaders of the Chicago’s philanthropic and nonprofit sectors at the 39th Annual Philanthropy Award Luncheon. Please allow us to introduce you to one of our distinguished honorees...

Rosemary Matzl, ITW (Illinois Tool Works) - Professional Grantor Award
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” This Winston Churchill quote ran beneath Rosemary Matzl’s email signature for several years. 

It is indicative of the generous and caring spirit that compels her personal as well as her professional life. Read more...

Please join us in celebrating Chicago’s philanthropic community this May! Sponsor the Philanthropy Awards Luncheon Today! 

2015 Midwest Conference on Philanthropy
Nominate an Outstanding AFP Chicago Leader for the President's Award


The President’s Award will be presented at the 20th Annual Midwest Conference on Philanthropy, Wednesday, October 20, 2015. To nominate a deserving individual please click here

There's still time to join the 2015 Conference Committee 
If you're interested please contact, Gail Brooks


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Peer Mentoring Update 
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Getting to Know 2015 AFP Chicago Fellow Channing Lenert

Channing Lenert is a 2015 AFP Chicago Fellow and Development & Operations Manager for Working in the Schools (WITS).  We spoke with him recently about  when and how he entered the development profession, what challenges he thinks young professionals face today, and why he’s thrilled to be an AFP Chicago Fellow this year. 

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Thank You to Our 2014 Partners!  


Richard and Susan Kiphart

Advocate Health Care
Campbell & Company

The Alford Group and
    Maree G. Bullock,
    Alan   Bullock, Sean and
    Ann Reardon
Allstate Insurance Company
Mesirow Financial
Rush-Copley Foundation

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Save the Date 
Fundamentals of Fundraising Course 
A great primer for those new to the field!

The course will be held Wednesday, July 22 through Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Plante Moran in Chicago. 

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