AFP Chicago                                                                             January 2015  

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

How can a good case empower fundraisers to feel confident in critical donor conversations?


In this interactive session, Campbell & Company’s Andy Brommel (Director of Communications Consulting) and Pat Chesnut (Consultant/Writer) 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.

Learn more and register today!

Philanthropy Awards Luncheon
Congratulations to our 2015 Philanthropy Awards Luncheon Honorees! 

Please join us in celebrating excellence in philanthropy on Friday, May 1 at the Chicago Hilton.

Thomas M. Owens
Distinguished Philanthropist Award

Captain James A. Lovell, Jr.
Outstanding Volunteer Award

William A. Rudnick, DLA Piper LLP
Executive Leader Award

Raul I. Raymundo
Outstanding Community Leader Award

Rosemary Matzl, ITW (Illinois Tool Works)
Professional Grantor Award

Diane M. McKeever
Benjamin Franklin Award

Dylan Full
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award

Register for the Philanthropy Awards Luncheon Today! 

Have you seen photos from the Member Recognition Holiday Event?

Check out our photo gallery here!


Calendar of Events

Visit Our 2015 Calendar

Member Resources

Online Job Source
Peer Mentoring Update 
Members on the Move

Ethics Resources
AFP International
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Fellows Alumni News 


Jackie Bonavia, CFRE 
AFP Chicago’s 2015 Chapter President

Jackie Bonavia, CFRE is AFP Chicago’s 2015 Chapter President, and Director of Advancement for the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

We invited Jackie to share her insights with us, including how she entered the development profession, turning points in her career, and why she’s looking forward to the year ahead. 

Read our conversation with Jackie here

Welcome the 2015 Class of AFP Chicago Fellows!

On January 1 AFP Chicago welcomed a new class of Fellows:

(not pictured: Rosa Yadira Ortiz)

Christine Holt – Interfaith House
Kate Later – High Jump
Channing Lenert – Working in the Schools (WITS)
Rosa Yadira Ortiz – Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health
Becky Panter – A Better Chicago
Chanta Williams – Cabrini Green Legal Aid

Our Fellows will be participating in monthly educational programs and discussions, and we’ll be featuring each Fellow in upcoming issues of eDevelopments.  

Community Links

Axelson Center Professional Development Programs


North Park University


Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago)






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

Become a 2015 Partner Today!

Member News

2015 Membership Directory – Double check your information

We will be compiling our 2015 Membership Directory which will include all current members as of January 31, 2015

To confirm your membership status or update contact information, please visit the AFP International website or contact AFP International at 800-666-3863.

Do you have a success story to tell us? 

Have you recently received an award, written an article, or achieved something outstanding? Please let us know - so that we can feature YOU in this newsletter! 

Please contact Pam Williams with your news. 

 Happy New Year!

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