AFP Charlotte

Upcoming Events


North Carolina State University
Executive Director, College of Textiles- Dean's Office

Davidson College
Assistant Director and Annual Gifts Officer

Ada Jenkins Center
Volunteer Director

MiraVia, Inc.
Executive Director

Grant Writer

Alexander Children's Foundation
Grants Writer

Alexander Youth Network
Development Officer

Wingate University
Sr. Director of Gift Planning

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Executive Director

YWCA Central Carolinas
Chief Financial Officer

United Way of the Midlands
President & CEO

Foundation for the Carolinas
Asst. VP, Development

Development Director

A Child's Place
Donor Relations Specialist

Heart Math Tutoring
Development Director

Davidson College
Major Gifts Officer

Charlotte Speech & Hearing Ctr
Director of Development

Charlotte Symphony
Gifts Officer

Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte
Major Gifts & Planned Giving Director

Calling for Committee Members

If you are interested in becoming more involved in AFP Charlotte by actively participating on a committee, please contact us today!  We are looking for help with
  • Communications
  • Membership
  • Recruitment & Retention
  • National Philanthropy Day 

2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

Would you like to reach
hundreds of
nonprofit professionals 
in the Charlotte area?

If your answer is yes, then consider becoming a

2017 AFP Charlotte
Chapter Sponsor

There are several opportunities available from monthly program sponsorships to annual chapter sponsorships, each with great benefits and reach to the AFP member base.

Please click here for more information or contact 
Donna Canzano Stucker 
for more information.


Letter from the President

Happy New Year! 

I am honored to be your AFP Charlotte Chapter President for 2017 and it is a privilege to serve you in this role.  AFP has been an integral part of my life since I joined in 2006. I had just started my first full-time fundraising job and my wise supervisor instructed me to join AFP and I am so glad she did!

Ten plus years later, I have loved being a part of this chapter. AFP has given me so much-- outstanding professional development and education, a network of peers that are an invaluable resource, and many great friends.

The chapter exists to serve our members. Please join us for our monthly education programs, socials, and affinity groups. Participate in the mentoring program and attend the NC AFP Philanthropy Conference. Get involved by joining a committee and help shape our chapter.  Read our newsletter, like us on Facebook, join our members' only forum and check out our website. You will be glad you did!

I look forward to seeing you at an AFP event very soon!

With gratitude,

Stephanie Stenglein, CFRE
President, AFP Charlotte

2016 Year in Review


New Professional Goals?
Check out AFP Charlotte's
Mentoring Program

AFP Charlotte's Mentoring Program is an excellent resource for both new and experienced development professionals.

  • Do you have skills you'd like to strengthen?
  • Would you enjoy developing a relationship with a more seasoned professional?
  • Do you enjoy coaching and sharing insights with others?

We're recruiting both mentees and mentors that would like to participate in the 2017 program. Open to all AFP members with 2+ years' experience, the 2017 program will run April-December. Participants can expect one-on-one meetings with their mentor/mentee as well as select group activities for the 2017 Class. Applications and more information available soon on the AFP Charlotte website.

In the meantime, email Karen Beach ( with questions or to indicate your early interest in participating.

Programming Highlights 2017
New Year, New You?

Do you find yourself in a fundraising rut?  Are you looking to advance your skills?   Are there trends in fundraising that elude you?
The programmiing committee wants to help you in the new year.   Over the next 12 months we will bring a variety of topics, formats and times to meet your continued quest to learn more about our profession. 
We also heard your feedback. We want to make it easier to attend the programs.  As a result, we have selected dates and locations for the year's meetings. Mark your calendars today for events in the first quarter:

  Thursday, February 16 - (Lunch)
Goodwill Opportunity Campus
Technology, Cyber Security and Non-Profits

Aparro will be speaking on their mission of helping local non profits leverage technology to create positive social change in our community.

Thursday, March 23 - (Lunch)
CPCC Harris Campus
Lynne Wester & Donor Best Practices

Lynne Wester has been featured in The Washington Post, CURRENTS magazine and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.  She will be speaking on keeping your organization's focus donor driven, technologically savvy and strategic using her expertise, hands on approach and splash of good humor.

Please go to  AFP Charlotte to see the programming dates for the entire year.

Development Professionals Program 

Registration ends February 15

Wake Forest University, AFP Charlotte and the Institute for Philanthropic Leadership invites you to participate in 2017 as they continue their partnership offering four informative sessions to prepare current & future philanthropy leaders in our community.

February 21 Theory & Practice
March 28 Donor Cycles & Giving
April 25 Managing Data & Relationships
May 16 Communciations & Planning

AFP Members will receive a $50 discount to attend -
Click here for more details including sessions,
presenters and location