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January 2018
            Happy New Year!

Welcome to the AFP Chicago January Newsletter

Latest Events & News

2018 Breakfast Workshops Are Here! Register today!

The Anatomy and Alchemy of a Strong Development Committee
Friday, February 16 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am 
Maggiano's Banquets - 111 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60654

$55 for nonmembers ( Or for members, after February 12)

Register now! 

Capital Campaigns: Turning a Temporary Push into Lasting Lift
Friday, March 16 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am 
Maggiano's Banquets - 111 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60654

$55 for nonmembers ( Or for members, after March 12)

Register now!

Let's Talk Taxes: First Quarter Revisions, Interpretations, and Local Implications of the Tax Bill
Friday, April 20 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am 
Maggiano's Banquets - 111 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60654


$55 for nonmembers ( Or for members, after April 16)

Register now!

AFP Chicago Peer Mentoring Program - The Most Valuable Member Benefit 

AFP Chicago's Peer Mentoring Program provides an outstanding benefit to newcomers in our industry: seasoned professionals or "Mentors" guide "Protégés" in career planning, provide ideas, and advice on specific areas of development work, open doors for job interviews, broaden their professional networks, and generally function as protégés' private cheerleaders. Arguably, the Peer Mentoring program is the single most valuable benefit of membership in AFP Chicago for development pros early in their career.

Read on to learn more about Peer Mentoring, including how you can get invloved this year. 

Join us for Our 2018 Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon - May 11

Join AFP Chicago in celebrating Chicago's philanthropic community on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Hilton Chicago.We are pleased to honor those who demonstrate high ethical standards and exemplify the philanthropic spirit of our great city. 

Congratulations to our extraordinary honorees! 

Kenneth C. Griffin - Distinguished Philanthropist Award
The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation - Emerging Philanthropist Award
Ilene S. Gordon - Executive Leader Award
Julie Chavez - Professional Grantor Award
Mary Ladish Selander - Benjamin Franklin Award
Joy Aruguete - Outstanding Community Leader Award
Michael Matters Foundation - Outstanding Volunteer Award
Jahkil Jackson - Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award

Click here to purchase a sponsorship or an individual ticket today.  

 Welcome the 2018 AFP Chicago Fellows Class

On January 1, AFP Chicago welcomed a new class:

Docia Buffington - Enlace Chicago
Erica Eckhardt - Public Allies Chicago
Ishan Johnson - Chicago History Museum
Mauricio A. Roman Marquina - Little City Foundation
Lauren Birchlove - Cara Chicago
Lubna Saleh - Lions Club International Foundation
Jessica Young - City Year Chicago 

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



Getting to know 2018 AFP Chicago President Melissa Berliner 

Melissa Berliner is AFP Chicago's 2018 Chapter President and Vice President at Campbell & Company. We invited Melissa to share her insights with us, including how she entered the development profession, turning points in her career, and why she is looking forward to the year ahead for AFP Chicago. 

Read the story...


 AFP Chicago Welcomes Our New Members

We're happy to have you!

Isabel Andrews, MA
Karen A. Coleman, Chicago Urban League
Molly Conaty Dapisa
Mitch Drees, The Saint Francis Foundation
Elizabeth Feiertag, Youth Job Center
Michael Norbert Griffin, BA
Claire Johnson, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Jackie Blevins Johnson, Union League Boys and Girls Club
Ben Miller, Adventure Fundraising
Rebecca Monen, Genesys Works
P Joanne Ray, Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation
Mike Tancredi, Michael Matters Foundation
Evan Williamson, Ounce of Prevention Fund
Alan Charles Zacharias, Alan Zacharias Associates LLC

New members as of November and December 2017

News from AFP International

Mike Geiger Named President and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the world's leading association for individuals and organizations that supports charitable institutions, is pleased to announce that after an extensive search, it has named Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, as its new president and chief executive officer, effective November 1, 2017. Learn more...


Thank You, 2017 AFP Chicago Partners 


Advocate Health Care | The Alford Group | Campbell & Company | CCS | Coleman Group
Auction & Event Solutions| The Brinson Foundation | The Duchossois Family Foundation Executive Service Corp | Gesture
Loyola University Chicago | NeonCRM | North Park University | Northern Trust


Member Resources

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Community Links  

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Chicago

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Axelson Center Professional Development Programs


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