Board of Directors 2017

AFP Charlotte is always looking for talented fundraisers to lead the chapter and serve the mission of the chapter. Serving on the board is a great way to give back to the profession and work side by side with your fellow fundraising professionals.

Our board is made up individuals from different organizations and backgrounds. Most have served on a committee leading up to their nomination, though this is not a requirement. Special consideration is given to candidates who have obtained their CFRE.

Click to fill out the online nomination form or download and complete the paper application form.


Stephanie Stenglein, CFRE
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Community School of the Arts


Josh Jacobson, CFRE
Managing Director
Next Stage Consulting, LLC



Past President
Katherine Lambert, CFRE
Alzheimer's Association of Western Carolina


Chase Law
Director of Development
Blumenthal Performing Arts


Trish Hobson
Executive Director
The Relatives


VP, Programming 
Robert Touchstone, CFRE
Director of Development
The Raptor Center


VP, Outreach
Dean Thompson
Regional Major Gifts Officer
American Red Cross



VP, Membership
Mike Blackwelder, CFRE
Chief Advancement Officer
Safe Alliance


Penny Hawkins, CFRE
Development Manager
Novant Health Foundation


NC Conference
Randall Hitt
Director of Philanthropy
The Men's Shelter of Charlotte


Nikki Keith
Director of Development
Freedom School Partners


Jessica Otto, CFRE
Director of Marketing and Development

Affinity Groups
Jim Kelley, CFRE
Director of Development
Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte

Karen Beach, CFRE
Deputy Director
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation


Donna Canzano Stucker, CFRE
Vice President of Development
Humane Society of Charlotte


Caitlin Donley, CFRE
Donor Relations Manager
Humane Society of Charlotte

National Philanthropy Day
Sarah Lanners
Development Manager
Community School of the Arts

Legislative & Advocacy
Rex Otey
Senior Project Director
Convergent Nonprofit Solutions
National Philanthropy Day
Amy Sinclair
Development Director
Project Scientist


CFRE and Senior Forum
Lucy Mitchell, CFRE
Chief Development Officer
Loaves and Fishes


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