AFP Chicago                                                                              June 2015  

A great primer for those new to the field... 
Fundamentals of Fundraising

Wednesday, July 22 - Thursday, July 23  
CCS - 155 North Wacker, Chicago 

New fundraisers...
 join AFP Chicago for an intensive and engaging introduction into the building blocks of an effective fundraising practice.
Meet the Faculty and Register

June Educational Breakfast
Creating Major and Transformative Gift Strategies
Friday, June 12 • 8:30 a.m.
Petterino's Banquets Chicago 

Join us for a conversation that can serve as the start of your next major gift strategy. Learn more and register todayMeet the panel...


Brenda Asare
President and CEO

The Alford Group

John Chandler
Vice President of Development

St. Ignatius College Prep
  Leah Ray
Senior Vice President of Development
Feeding America 

Randy Varju, FAHP, CFRE
President of the Advocate Charitable Foundation
& Chief Development Officer Advocate Health Care

Special thanks to our program sponsor

2015 Philanthropy Awards Luncheon
#AFPCfaces Photo Gallery 

Thank you to all who joined us on May 1. Congratulations once again to our outstanding honorees!

Relive the great moments from the Luncheon. Take a look at our photo gallery

2015 Midwest Conference on Philanthropy
Fundraising Fitness: Strengthening Your Core 
Tuesday, October 20 at the 
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Registration Now Open!

Take advantage of early bird registration and receive access to:

- Ten practical skill-building workshops,
- A Leadership Track (back by popular demand)
- Two informative feature presentations,
- Networking lunch 
- Inspiring opening 
and closing plenary sessions

Details and Early Bird Registration here. 

Special thanks to our generous Conference sponsors


Calendar of Events

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Member Resources

Online Job Source
Peer Mentoring Update 
Members on the Move
Ethics Resources

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Getting to Know 2015 AFP Chicago Fellow Chanta Williams

Chanta Williams is the Development Manager at Cabrini Green Legal Aid where she is responsible for donor relations and external communications. She honed many of her development talents serving as a volunteer for many of her favorite Chicago area charities. 

She loves studying trends in charitable giving and is particularly fascinated by the philanthropic behaviors of the millennial generation.

Meet Chanta here...

Community Links


Axelson Center Professional Development Symposium


Chicago Pro Bono Clinic for Non-Profits


North Park University


Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago)

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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

Networking Events 

June Membership After-Hours Networking
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 7:30pm
Old Fifth - Chicago

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

Register Today!  

Member News

In May, AFP Chicago member, Saint Xavier University & Indiana University’s Ruth Hansen, M.J., CFRE, taught a distance learning class called “Fundraising in the United States” to 40 undergraduate students at the Soong Ling Ching Center on Philanthropy at Beijing Normal University-Zhuhai. 

Ruth noted that the students were especially keen on issues of trustworthiness and transparency, and they loved hearing guest presenters, AFP Chicago members, Kristienne Hanna and Michelle Sherbun.   

Interested in AFP Chicago Board Service?

Board Nominations Deadline for Applications is 7/10

The AFP Chicago Committee on Directorship invites nominations for the Board of Directors, with terms beginning January 1, 2016. More information on responsibilities and eligibility is available in the 2016 Board of Directors Application.