AFP Charlotte

Upcoming Events


NC Lions, Inc.
Director of Development

Urban Ministry Center
Director of Finance

Davidson College
Major Gift Officer

Davidson College
Annual Gift Officer

Catholic Diocese of Charlotte
Director of Gift Planning

Director of Development

Anderson & Associates
Chief Development Officer

Winthrop University
Planned & Major Gift Officer

Dix Park Conservancy
Development Director

Conservation Trust for NC
Development Director

Charlotte Catholic High School
Assistant Director

Hospitality House of Charlotte
Development Director

The Schiele Museum
Director of Development

Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, Inc.
Director of Communications and Fund Development

Director of Development

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society Inc.
Gifts Officer

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity
Community Faith Development


Membership Special through 9.30.16

There are hundreds of nonprofits in the Charlotte area, all doing life-changing work. Successful, effective fundraising is crucial to every one of them.
With an annual investment of $275 you have the opportunity to network with over 300 other local fundraising professionals and learn from their experiences.  You will continue your professional development by attending local programs to learn best practices for ethical and effective fundraising.  You will have access to extensive resources on both a local and national level that provide innovative ideas and learning opportunities to strengthen your skills and knowledge. 
I would highly recommend investing in your career and becoming a member of AFP.  It won't take you long to see the impact it can make on our fundraising activities.  The opportunity to learn and grow in your profession is available at every stage of your career.  When you join by 09/30/16 using this code (NCC50), you will receive $50 off your professional membership fee!  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me, our Chapter President, or any of our board members.  I hope to see you at an AFP Charlotte meeting in the near future!  Mike Blackwelder, VP Membership

Why Local Charlotte Member Find AFP Valuable
"AFP International is a strong advocate for both donors and for our sector.  I value the opportunity to develop relationships with my colleagues.  I feel compelled to give back to the sector."
"Networking has been the most important aspect for me.  Early in my career, I found mentors and potential job opportunities.  Since then, I've been able to find great talent to hire."
"The networking with peers is the number one reason.  I joined when I was new to fundraising and it has helped shape my career for the last 10 years."
"There is no better way to meet other experienced fundraising professionals who serve as mentors, friends, and networking possibilities.  The only way we can continue to ensure the community views fundraising as a serious profession is to elevate it through our connections with each other."
"I feel it is important to be part of AFP so I remain connected to others in my field."
"When I was looking to shift to a career in fundraising, one of the first things I did was join the Charlotte Chapter of AFP.  The people I met and quality programs helped me confirm my career choice, and also led to me getting a job."


 November 15, 2016
Sheraton Charlotte
11:15 am - Networking
11:45 am - Lunch and Awards Reception
Please join us for this year's National Philanthropy Day® Celebration! We have a wonderful slate of winners this year and are thrilled to honor them.
Outstanding Champion of Diversity: Jonathon Belton
Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist: Tonya and Daunte Bruce
Outstanding Student Philanthropist: Kate Gatterdam
Outstanding Philanthropic Organization: McGuireWoods, LLP
Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business: Barringer Construction
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Gene Johnson
Outstanding Legacy: John Crosland, Jr.
Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive: Adelaide Davis
Outstanding Philanthropist: Catherine and Wilton Connor
Sponsorships and individual tickets are available and can be purchased via our website or by contacting Shelley Clayton at