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.


Brittany Jenkins
Development Director
Urban Promise Charlotte


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


Sarah Lanners Avinger, CFRE
Chief Philanthropy Officer
YWCA Central Carolinas


Sydney Hammond
Director of Annual Giving & Stewardship
Safe Alliance


VP, Advocacy & Special Initiatives 
April Harley 


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


Joan Rashid 
Founder & CEO
Pivotal Philanthropic Consulting 


Susan Ulrich 
Trusted Advisor in Philanthropy & Fundraising


Heidi Weatherspoon 
Development Director 
JazzArts Charlotte


Adam Wassell, CFRE 
Director of Development
UNC Charlotte 


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


CFRE & Senior Forum
Michelle Hamilton, CFRE
Managing Director 

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