Board


Board of Directors 2020

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.

 

President
Penny Hawkins, CFRE
Senior Consultant
PMA Consulting, LLC

 

Past President
Mike Blackwelder, CFRE
Chief Administrative Officer 
Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
 

 

President-Elect
Caitlin Donley, CFRE
Chief Advancement & Finance Officer
Safe Alliance

 

Secretary
Sarah Lanners Avinger, CFRE
Director of Philanthropy
YWCA Central Carolinas

 

Treasurer
Robert Touchstone, CFRE
Vice President of Philanthropy
Arts & Science Council

 

VP, Special Initiatives with IDEA 
Holly Whitfield
Executive Director 
Shepherd's Center of Charlotte

 
VP, Programming
Alexandra Reardon, CFRE
VP of Advancement
Girl Scouts, Hornet's Nest Council

 

 

VP, Outreach
Jessica Otto, CFRE
Capital Campaign Director
Carolina Thread Trail

 

 

VP, Membership
Brittany Jenkins
Manager of Leadership Gifts
Charlotte Rescue Mission
 


 

Membership 
Erica Ellis
Senior Gift Officer
Make-A-Wish CWNC

 

Mentoring
Jane Weaver
 

 

Programming
Megan Mitcham, CFRE
Annual Fund Manager
Thompson Child & Family Focus
 

 
Affinity Groups
Sharon Bremer
Director of Development
Charlotte Rescue Mission
 

Scholarships
Lori Avery
Chief Development Officer
Pat's Place

 

Sponsorships
Katy Ryan
Vice President 
24Foundation

 

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

 
NC Conference
Jane Sanders
Director, Executive Operations & Governance
Communities In Schools
 
 

Higher Education
Rex Otey
Senior Consultant
The Winkler Group
 
National Philanthropy Day Chair
Nick Stewart
Philanthropy Manager
The Relatives
 
National Philanthropy Day Co-Chair
Sydney Hammond
Director of Annual Giving & Stewardship
Safe Alliance
 
  Community Impact
Heather Moeller, CFRE
Director of Development
KIPP Charlotte
  Communications and Marketing
Katie Sutton
Latin Fund Director
Charlotte Latin School

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