AFP Charlotte

Upcoming Events


The Centers for Exceptional Children
Executive Director

Blumenthal Performing Arts
Corporate Relations Manager

Child Care Resources Inc.
Development & Marketing Coordinator

Clean Air Carolina
Development Manager

The Salvation Army
Director of Major Gifts

Tosco Music
Director of Development

CPCC Foundation
PT Assistant Director of Development

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity
Grant Coordinator

Charlotte Rescue Mission
Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager

WFAE 90.7
Development Officer, Future Society

The Choir School
Interim Executive Director

Junior League of Charlotte
Administrative Director

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, Inc.
Development Associate/Grant Writer

Project One
Executive Director

NC State University
Director of Development | Major Gifts

The Ability Experience
Annual Fund Coordinator

Alexander Children's Foundation
Director of Advancement



2018 Programming

National Philanthropy Day
November 27, 2018
11:15 am - 1:00 pm | Hilton Charlotte Center City

AFP Holiday Networking Event
December 11, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Paco's Tacos
6401 Morrison Blvd #8a, Charlotte, NC 28211

Take a break from the year end busyness and join your fellow fundraisers for drinks and a Tex-Mex buffet dinner. We will have table topics from 5:30-6:30, facilitated discussions where you can swap ideas and learn from your peers, and the rest of the evening is all about tacos and talking (and tequila?). Join your fundraising colleagues for a fun night out! This is a FREE event for members and guests are only $10. Register here.

Support BE the CAUSE

Please consider a gift to AFP Foundation for Philanthropy. Your support will allow AFP Headquarters to develop and implement new programs and enhance existing ones like scholarships, education and research. Additionally, BE the CAUSE is a cooperative annual fund that provides direct benefit to our local Charlotte chapter as well. 

Make a gift today!

Mentoring Program Creates Mutually Beneficial Relationships

by Andrea Towner, Mentoring Committee Member
Relatively new to the field of development or a well-seasoned professional? No matter where you fall on the spectrum, there's a place for you to participate in AFP Charlotte's mentoring program, running spring to fall of each year. Consider completing the application to become a mentor or a mentee in early 2019. Matches are made based on the mentees' specific goals and desired growth areas, and the mentors' areas of strength and expertise.
One example of a marvelous match made in 2017 is Mentor Jane Weaver and Mentee Aubrye Carr who share their perspectives. Read more here.
Jane Weaver (Mentor) Aubrye Carr (Mentee)

IDEA Town Hall Discussion 

On Wednesday, November 7th, AFP Charlotte held a Town Hall Discussion focused on the topics of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA).  The event was a part of a platform to hear about the observations and experiences of fundraising professionals from diverse backgrounds and to discuss issues professionals face, including Charlotte's nonprofit environment, fundraising challenges, and AFP specifically.  A group of approximately 40 nonprofit professionals of diverse backgrounds representing the Charlotte's nonprofit sector gathered. 

Our discussion, facilitated by Charlotte-based consultant and writer Valaida Fullwood, included individual exercises, small group activities, and full group conversations. Observations and lessons learned from the Town Hall will be utilized by AFP's IDEA Committee as they continue their work towards building a more diverse Chapter truly representative of the Charlotte area. 

A special thank you to Reemprise for supporting AFP Charlotte's strategic initiatives.

CFRE Spotlight

Michelle Hamilton, Vice President of Development at the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, shares her experience in getting her CFRE and its importance. Click below to watch Michelle's video.