AFP Chicago                                                                            January 2017

Save these dates for our Educational Breakfast Programs!

Friday, February 24, 2017 at Maggiano's Banquets | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Friday, June 16, 2017 at Maggiano's Banquets | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

Friday, September 22, 2017 at Maggiano's Banquets | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

Stay tuned - details on breakfast program speakers and topics will be posted soon!

AFP Chicago is Proud to Announce the 41st Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon Honorees

COL (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired) Distinguished Philanthropist Award
Greg Brown, Motorola Solutions
Executive Leader Award
James D. Parsons, The Brinson Foundation Professional Grantor Award
Elizabeth J. Hughes, Illinois Institute of Technology - Benjamin Franklin Award
Mike and Mariann Stanton
Outstanding Community Leaders Award
Toni Sandor Smith
Outstanding Volunteer Award
Brennan O'Connell-Miller and Katherine Young
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award

Please join us in celebrating excellence in Chicagoland Philanthropy on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Chicago Hilton

Visit our sponsorship and individual tickets page to learn more and register!

Peer Mentoring Spring Class Application is Live! 

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 24.

The Peer Mentoring Program supports: 
professional development of those new to the field, while enhancing the professional abilities of participating mentors
- fostering collegial relationships
- providing additional networking opportunities with colleagues in the Chicago area.

To learn more about the benefits of Peer Mentoring or to complete an application, visit the Peer Mentoring page.



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John Huebler CFRE
AFP Chicago 2017 President


John Huebler, CFRE is AFP Chicago's 2017 Chapter President and Senior Major Gift Officer, Institutional Advancement at the Illinois Institute of Technology. 


We invited John to share his insights with us, includng how he entered the development profession, turning points in his career, and why he is looking forward to the year ahead for AFP Chicago. 


Read our conversation with John.  


Welcome the 2017 Class of AFP Chicago Fellows!

On January 1 AFP Chicago welcomed a new class:

Janine Gawel - Skills for Chicagoland's Future
Betsy Rubinstein - Heartland Human Care Services 
Lauren Sheely - Court Theatre
Stefanie Skaggs - All Chicago Making Homelessness History
Kimberly Vann - Safer Foundation
Anna Villarreal - Boy Scouts of America, Pathway to Adventure Council 

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

And a very special thank you to those who supported the 2016 Fellows Program with generous gifts:

Melanie J. Frazier, CFRE

Alexander Macnab & Company

Merlin Solutions, LLC

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North Park University

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago)

Axelson Center Professional Development Programs



A Final Thank You to Our 2016 Partners!

Campbell & Company
Northern Trust
Advocate Health Care
The Alford Group
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

North Park University
Northwestern Medicine

Interested in 2017 Opportunities? Please contact Stacey O'Malley or Dan Winter

Member News 

Congratulations Ashli Owens!


Ashli Owens, Development Coordinator, Spark Program has been named AFP Chicago's 2017 Chamberlain Scholar. Each year AFP Chapters across the country select one individual to receive a complimentary registration and travel stipend to the AFP International Conference to help further develop their knowledge and skills in fundraising. Ashli is a member of the 2016 class of AFP Chicago Fellows. Look for a report on her experience attending the March 2017 International Conference in a future issue of eDevelopments! 

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2017 Membership Directory 

We are working on compiling our 2017 Membership Directory, which will include all current members as of January 31, 2017.

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