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May 2018

Welcome to the AFP Chicago May Newsletter

Latest Events & News

June Breakfast Workshop 


Family Trees and Giving Trees: Are They Related?

Friday, June 8 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am 
Maggiano's Banquets 111 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60654

How do different generations of family educate, engage and inspire one another in their philanthropic giving?  Learn from prominent Chicago Philanthropists Les Coney, Executive Vice President, Mesirow Financial, and Chanel Coney, Director of Marketing, CFI partners, about the differences in the way generations are giving, how families are thinking about their philanthropic legacy and how they relate. 

Fee: $30, $55 after June 4 

Register now!


More Education Offerings for 2018 - Register today! 

AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course
A great primer for those new to the field!

Wednesday, July 18 - Thursday, July 19 
American Dental Association (ADA), 211 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course provides new fundraisers - those with up to four years of professional experience - with an intensive introduction into the building blocks of effective practice.  To design this 16-hour course, experienced fundraising professionals evolved AFP's introductory programs to address the real-world needs and challenges non-profit organization face every day. 

Register now!

The Fundraising Effectiveness Project: Debunking the Myth of Efficiency

Friday, October 19 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Kellogg School of Management - Wieboldt Hall 340 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611

Fee: $30, $55 after October 15

Register now!  


It's the Best Day of The Year! The 2018 Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon on May 11!

AFP Chicago in celebrating Chicago's philanthropic community on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the 42nd Annual Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon at the Hilton Chicago. We are pleased to honor those who exemplify the philanthropic spirit of our great city. 

Kenneth C. Griffin - Distinguished Philanthropist Award
Ilene S. Gordon - 
Executive Leader Award
The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation
 - Emerging Philanthropist Award
Joy Aruguete - Outstanding Community Leader Award
Jahkil Jackson - Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award

Julie Chavez - Professional Grantor Award
Mary Ladish Selander - Benjamin Franklin Award
Michael Matters Foundation - Outstanding Volunteer Award

Congratulations to our extraordinary honorees!


Friends or Colleagues Interested in AFP Membership?  Special $50 Anniversary Discount Coupon Available Through June 30!

In honor of AFP International's 58th Anniversary, AFP will be offering a $50.00 discount to new  members joining in the the Professional and Associate Member categories by June 30, 2018.

The discount applies to $50.00 off the International portion of dues. Discount coupon and more information is available here!


Getting to Know 2018 AFP Chicago Fellow Jessica Young, Manager of Corporate Partnerships, City Year Chicago


Jessica Young is the Manager of Corporate Partnerships for City Year Chicago (CYC). In her role on CYC's development team, Jessica stewards relationships with companies that support CYC's work through team and program corporate sponsorships. We talked to her recently about when her interest in development began, what she does at CYC, and why she's excited to be a Fellow this year!

Read Jessica's story...

 AFP Chicago Welcomes Our New Members

We're happy to have you!

Judy Beller, Helen Beller Foundation
Jessi Donaldson, Evanston Community Foundation
Ali Friduss, Jewish Community Centers of Chicago
Brent Glass, MPA, Blessings In A Backpack
Jill Heller, Tutoring Chicago
Shena M. Keith, North Park University
Marie Kelly
Allison Marino
Adriana Viteri, The Chicago Community Trust

New members as of April 2018


Member Resources

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Community Links  

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Chicago

North Park University

Axelson Center Professional Development Programs

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