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November 2017


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AFP Legislative Alert: Make Your Voice Heard on the New Tax Reform Plan


 AFP is calling on U.S. members to provide comments online about the new GOP 
 Tax Reform Framework that could reduce giving by $13 billion every year.  

 To address this issue, AFP and AFP Chicago are calling for Congress to include 
 the universal charitable deduction in the tax reform plan. Visit the AFP website for
 more details on what YOU can do. 

 Click here for more. 

Michelle Sherbun Named 2017 AFP Chicago President's Award Recipient

 AFP Chicago is proud to present the 2017 President's Award to Michelle 
 Sherbun, PCC, ELI-MP

 Michelle Sherbun's service and leadership to the chapter and the fundraising
 profession have been extraordinary and inspiring. Her energy, ideas, and
 commitment to AFP's ideals have elevated the value, stance, and reputation of the
 AFP Chicago Chapter. 

 Click here to read more about Michelle and her service to AFP Chicago. 

Announcing the 2018 Directors/Officers Slate

 The members of the 2017 Committee on Directorship are pleased to   
 present the slate of Officers and Directors for election at the   Annual 
Meeting on Friday, December 1 at River Roast. 

 Click here to view the 2018 AFP Chicago Slate. 

Did you miss Development Day Chicago? Check out our photo gallery! 


Development Day Chicago was held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. We had a phenomenal turnout of the best fundraisers in Chicagoland. 

Thank you to all who joined us to make the day great! Special thank you to our generous sponsors

Click here to see photos from Development Day Chicago 2017. 

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Making your special event special again
Thursday, November 9 | 12:00 PM CST


Technology can transform a normal event to an extraordinary event. Learn how to utilize technology at your next special event to make it special again. 

Trina Kats is the Director of Fundraising Operations at the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund and Dianne Kleber the Director of Sales, East Region at Gesture will present.

Members - Free
Non-members - $49.00

Register here!

Special thanks to our sponsor: Gesture

Annual Meeting of the Membership
Friday, December 1 | 8:30 a.m. at River Roast Chicago


Join AFP Chicago for  the Annual Meeting of the Membership, featuring a prominent Chicagoland corporate funder. 

Throughout the morning, we will celebrate the graduation of our 2017 Fellows and present our 2017 President's Award. The election of the 2018 Officers and Directors will also take place. 

You have to be there to network with the best in Chicagoland fundraising! Register today to secure your spot! 

Members: $40.00
Non-members: $55.00

Register here! 


 AFP Chicago Welcomes Our New Members

We're happy to have you!

Adam Anderson 
Michael R Carlton, Catholic Extension
Nora Carpenter 
Caitlin Closser, United Way Metro Chicago
Janet Coffey, Shriners Hospital
Maria Angelica Cuellar
Kyle Curry, Neoncrm
Risa R. Davis, United Way Metro Chicago
Anna Del Castillo, Communities In Schools of Chicago
Jessica Johnson, Communities In Schools of Chicago
Andrea Kluger, United Way Metro Chicago
Ann Kniola, UCAN
Alex Manges, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Jennifer McGill-Rusynyk, United Way Metro Chicago
Willy Medina, American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation
Ljiljana Milojevic, MA, David L. Hoyt Education Foundation
Hailee Moore, Urban Gateways
Raphael Moreen, United Way Metro Chicago
Kelly O'Brien, University of Chicago
Laura Olson, United Way Metro Chicago
Amy Peebles, MBA, Alpha Phi Foundation
David Perez-Hernandez, Oral Health America
Daryl Rizzo, American Nuclear Society
Dan Rosenstein, Education Pioneers
Katherine Shanahan
Kelly Sitkin, American Brain Tumor Association
Devin Sizer
Amy Slenk, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Debbie Thornton, United Way Metro Chicago

New members as of September 30, 2017

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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Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Chicago

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Axelson Center Professional Development Programs


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