Board


Board of Directors 2022

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
Brittany Jenkins
Development Director
Urban Promise Charlotte

 

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

 

President-Elect
Sarah Lanners Avinger, CFRE
Chief Philanthropy Officer
YWCA Central Carolinas

 

Secretary
Sydney Hammond
Director of Annual Giving & Stewardship
Safe Alliance

 

VP, Advocacy & Special Initiatives 
April Harley 
Executive Director
LEAD NC

 

VP, Programming
Katie Benston, CFRE
Management Consultant
Hyacinth Consulting
 

 

VP, Outreach
Katie Sutton
Director of the Latin Fund
Charlotte Latin School

 

VP, Membership
Nick Stewart
Philanthropy Manager
The Relatives
 

   

Sponsorships
Joan Rashid 
Founder & CEO
Pivotal Philanthropic Consulting 
 

 
 

Membership 
Susan Ulrich 
Trusted Advisor in Philanthropy & Fundraising
Technology
 

 

Programming
Heidi Weatherspoon 
Development Director 
JazzArts Charlotte
 

   

Programming
Adam Wassell, CFRE 
Director of Development
UNC Charlotte 
 

 

Scholarships
Jordan Fletcher, CFRE 
Director of Development
Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg
 

 

Talent Recruitment
Brian Beck
Donor Relations Manager
Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region
 

 
Affinity Groups & Mentoring
Jane Freeman
Director, Executive Operations & Governance
Communities In Schools
 
 

Higher Education
Olivia Hubert
Philanthropy Manager
Humane Society of Charlotte

 
 
National Philanthropy Day Co-Chair
Tenille Banner
Outreach Director
Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
 
National Philanthropy Day Chair
April Vahey
Director of Donor Engagement
Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina
 
 
Community Impact
Michelle Spreitzer, CFRE
Philanthropy Manager
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation 


 
 
Communications and Marketing
Claire Lechtenberg 
Associate Director of Marketing & Communications
Charlotte Ballet 


 
 
NC Conference Chair
Stacy B. Greene
Director of Development & Corporate Partnerships
The Autism Strong Foundation

 
 
NC Conference Co-chair
Meagan Conley
Senior Director of Development
UNC Charlotte
 
 
CFRE & Senior Forum
Michelle Hamilton, CFRE
Managing Director 
Carter