AFP Charlotte

Upcoming Events


Horizons Residential Care Center
President and CEO

Moravian Ministries Foundation
President and CEO

United Way of the Greater Triangle
Chief Philanthropy & Business Development Officer

Durham Nativity School
Director of Development

Communities in School
Volunteer & Communications Engagement Officer

Charlotte Regional Visitor Authority
Director, Foundation

Porter Gaud School & Foundation
Executive Director

Cornelius Arts and Community Center
Executive Director

Dream on 3
Director of Development

Dress For Success Triangle
Executive Director

Loaves & Fishes
Gift Processing Associate

Advancement Officer

Guilford College
Annual Giving Specialist
Senior Director of Prospect Research
AVP for Philanthropy
Associate Vice President for Advancement Operations

Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas
Director of Development

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
Director of Development

NC Philanthropy Conference 2017

Mark the date now for the 13th Annual NC Philanthropy Conference on Friday, August 17, 2017 at the Durham Convention Center. Chris Schembra, known as "The Empathy Coach," will be the keynote speaker. Stay tuned for more information. Email Randall Hitt if you are interested in sponsorships, exhibiting, and/or being involved.



Member Recognition

This month, the Board of Directors of AFP Charlotte would like to thank our long-term chapter members.  We greatly appreciate your contributions towards advancing philanthropy in our community, and your commitment to the fundraising profession.
Members with 25+ years
Armen Boyajian Cynthia Clark Beth Crigler
Katherine Friend Josh Joslin James Kelley
Carl McIntosh Judith Smith E. Vincent Tilson

Members with 10+ years

Julia Allen Lori Avery Karen Beach
Katherine Benston Shelley Clayton Denise Cubbage
Caitlin Donley Edward Duffy Beth Fischer
Kimberly Flack Jennifer Gainsbauer Jane Grosse
Celeste Gruner Michelle Hamilton Doug Hartjes
Jamie Hayes Shannon Hinson Randall Hitt
Trish Hobson Pam Janowicz Gray Danya Jordan
David Julian Kathi Knier Anne Lambert
Katherine Lambert Grace Lewis Sue Littauer
Basil Lyberg Kelly Lynn Kelly Matsey
Patton McDowell Nancy McEneny Beard Lucy Mitchell
Judith North M. Thomas Norwood Kay Peninger
David Rainey Alexandra Reardon Noelle Scott
Stephanie Stenglein Vanessa Shelton Stolen Marjorie Storch
Holly Stubbing Andrea Towner Amy Tribble
E.J. Undwerwood Teleia White Penelope Wilson
  Stacie Young  

AFP Government Relations Update

Have you read AFP's position on the repeal of the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits charities from engaging in electoral politics and raising funds for political candidates?  Click here for more information.

Heading to the AFP International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco this spring? If so, please join us Monday, May 1 for happy hour with the AFP Charlotte member attendees!  
We will be meeting at Jamber Wine Pub, located just two blocks from Moscone Conference Center. 

Jamber is San Francisco's first wine pub, serving wine on tap, beer on draft and "local American comfort food."  With 24 California wines and 14 California beers all on tap, you're sure to find something local to enjoy!  We will have an area set aside in the bar for our group at 5:30pm, so please join us for fun and fellowship with the Charlotte chapter before heading to the "Dine Around San Francisco" event or out for your other evening plans!  

Please RSVP by April 12 to Jane Sanders if you plan to attend or have any questions!  AFP Charlotte will provide light snacks for the group as well as a beverage for the first 15 people to join us at Jamber. We'll see you there!

Want to Learn More
About Planned Giving?

Join the North Carolina Planned Giving Council for its annual Charlotte meeting with an education-filled day focused on planned giving, donor relations, stewardship and major gifts. 

Wayne Olson will lead 3 sessions focused on easy ways to integrate planned giving into your fundraising program, how Disney can serve as a model for donor relations with legacy donors, and how donor relations led to a planned gift.  Wayne's informative and entertaining style both teaches and engages an audience and is sure to be one of the most interesting and enjoyable presentations you will attend this year.  His presentations are applicable to new fundraisers as well as seasoned professionals.
Wayne Olson is the president and owner of Wayne Olson Consulting LLC, where he advises charities on fundraising, capital campaigns and planned giving.  He is the author of three books on fundraising, including Big Gifts Small Effort, which is designed to help charities, fundraisers and boards understand and use planned giving in their programs.  His specialty is donor relations and explaining planned giving and all fundraising in easy-to-understand terms.

Nominations Now Open for NPD 2017!

Nominations for National Philanthropy Day (NPD) 2017 are open! Don't forget to submit your nominations by April 14. Click here to access the nomination forms, some helpful nomination pointers, and additional NPD information. Contact for more information.