AFP Chicago                                                                            January 2016

Save these dates for our Educational Breakfast Programs

February 19, 2016 at Petterino's Banquets

April 15, 2016 at River Roast

September 16, 2016 at Petterino's Banquets

November 11, 2016 at Petterino's Banquets

Stay tuned - details on breakfast program speakers and NEW AFP Chicago educational programs will be posted soon!

Congratulations to our 2016 Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon Honorees!

Please join us in celebrating excellence in philanthropy on Friday, May 6 at the Chicago Hilton

The Chicago Community Trust
Founders Award

Kimball & Karen Anderson
Distinguished Philanthropists Award

Jesse H. Ruiz, Drinker Biddle
Executive Leader Award

Steve Solomon, Exelon Corporation
Professional Grantor Award

Michelle Sherbun, PCC, ELI-MP,
Merlin Solutions, LLC
Benjamin Franklin Award

Diane Latiker, Kids Off The Block, Inc.
Outstanding Community Leader Award

Susan Staehely, Make Your Mark
Outstanding Volunteer Award

Register for the #AFPCfaces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon today!

Peer Mentoring Spring Class Application is Live!

2015 October Peer Mentoring Class

Is one of your new year's resolutions related to your career?

To get a jump start on your new year's resolutions, we encourage you to submit an application for the Spring Peer Mentoring Class by February 26.

Top 3 Benefits of the Peer Mentoring Program

To learn more about the benefits of Peer Mentoring or to complete an application, visit the Peer Mentoring page or contact Sherre Jennings Cullen or Melanie Dykstra if you are interested in participating.



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Eric Johnson, AFP Chicago's 2016 President

Eric Johnson is AFP Chicago's 2016 Chapter President, and Director of Development at the Illinois Network of Charter Schools.

We invited Eric to share his insights with us, including how he entered the development profession, turning points in his career, and why he is looking forward to the year ahead.

Read our conversation with Eric

Welcome the 2016 Class of AFP Chicago Fellows!

On January 1 AFP Chicago welcomed a new class:

Jamie Boban - Erie Neighborhood House
Ross Kinkade - 

Robin Knox - The Heartland Institute
Ashli Owens - Spark Program
Caryn E. Turgeon - Umoja Student Development Corporation
Sabina Wee - 
Marillac St. Vincent Family Services

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

Northwestern University's upcoming major gift fundraising course opportunity

North Park University


Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago)


Axelson Center Professional Development Programs


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

February After Hours
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 The Scout- 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

RSVP to join us!
Double check your contact information!

We are working on compiling our 2016 Membership Directory, which will include all current members as of January 31, 2016.

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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