Communities In Schools

Vice President of Advancement

Community Care Center
Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County
Finance Manager

Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County
Development Manager

NC State University
Director of Principal Gifts

Charlotte Rotary
Executive Secretary

Florence Crittenton Services
Development Associate

Catholic Charities Development Director


President's Letter
Hello Friends and Members of AFP Charlotte, 

Wow!  We are already in the middle of September and many are planning end of year campaigns and strategies. Sometimes, in our roles as fundraisers, it's challenging to stop and take a breath. To reflect on the incredible work we are accomplishing. I hope that in 2020 you have taken the time to acknowledge your ability to quickly adapt to challenges and develop a completely new way of fundraising for our organizations. Thank you for your hard work!  

As we look towards the last quarter of 2020, I want to highlight a few items: 

- Great local virtual programming through AFP Charlotte on September 24th and October 15th - visit our newly updated website to learn more and register!
- AFP Global will host virtual AFP Lead on October 14 & 15th, which is a great opportunity to hone leadership skills and learn the latest in fundraising trends.
- AFP Charlotte is offering 8 trial memberships for new members and free annual memberships to current members. To learn more visit our scholarships page.
- Our friends in the Triangle Chapter are offering two AFP Global courses this fall - CFRE Refresher (October 22-23) and Fundamentals of Fundraising (October 28 - 30). Visit their registration page here.
- Keep your eyes open for a program co-hosted by Foundation For The Carolinas and NC Center for Nonprofits in mid-October.

Please help us approve our slate of board nominees. You will receive an email this month with the request to digitally approve the slate of nominees. We need active participation from our members to help us during a non-traditional and virtual year. We are excited about our 2021 board and appreciate the volunteers who make AFP Charlotte a reality.

Thank you again for your tremendous work in our community. I hope we run into you virtually in the coming weeks and months as we work together to serve Charlotte and the surrounding communities.

Be Well,


IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access)
As fundraisers, we have a responsibility to interrogate perceptions of philanthropy and to rethink what philanthropy means for modern needs and equity. The IDEA Committee is pleased to share the following resources to aid in that process:

Promoting Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) is a key pillar of AFP Global and AFP Charlotte's vision for the organization. For more information, or to join the IDEA committee, please contact Holly Whitfield, VP IDEA and Strategic Initiatives, at

Upcoming Events

"Don't Just Slap a Flag On it and Call It Inclusive: Understanding Your LGBTQIA+ Donors"
Clay Buck, CFRE, Founder and Consultant Tactical Fundraising Solutions, is an experienced fundraiser with proven experience in all aspects of development. He has particular expertise in developing the systems and infrastructure that support donor-centered fundraising, particularly with individual donors and annual giving. Having been both a front-line fundraiser at several nonprofits across the country and a consultant for large, national firms, he brings a unique perspective on developing and crafting fundraising programs that really work.  
Register here.

October 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm
"The War for Fundraising Talent"

Jason Lewis, CFRE, Founder, Responsive Fundraising, provides the sector with an often-needed contrarian voice, willing to question deeply ingrained beliefs and assumptions about how effective fundraising really works. Whether writing or speaking, Jason challenges the prevailing wisdom about effective fundraising practices, hiring decisions, and donor behavior. He is the author of the book The War for Fundraising Talent and host of The Fundraising Talent Podcast.
Register here.

Save The Date
For the first time in 30 years, Charlotte will be celebrating National Philanthropy Day virtually! Join your fellow AFP Charlotte members, community and businees leaders on Thursday, November 12th for a special virtual event celebrating the following outstanding philanthropists and fundraisers:

Outstanding Champion of Diversity | Valaida Fullwood

Outstanding Eme
rging Philanthropist | Brandon Swiderski
Outstanding Fundraising Executive | Eileen Keeley
Outstanding Philanthropist | Lori & Eric Sklut
Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business | Loebsack & Brownlee
Outstanding Philanthropic Organization | Assistance League of Charlotte
Outstanding Student Philanthropist | Molly Green
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser | Joan Zimmerman

Outstanding Legacy | William Terry

Senior Forum
Do you have 15+ years of fundraising experience as a paid professional? If you do, please let us know so we can add you to the Senior Forum membership for exclusive high-level programming or discussions. Not sure you're on the list, then check here.  To update your information, please email AFP Charlotte.

Happy Anniversary
AFP Charlotte would like to recognize those individuals who have been members for 5, 10, 15, and 30 years! We celebrate you and not only your time with AFP but your years in the field of philanthropy.

5 Year Anniversaries:
Sarah Bordy
Amy Crowson Drew
Ged Doughton
Diane Clinard Jordan, BMUS
Kevin Laws
Cheri Lovell
Colin Teronne Pinkney
Veronica Ritchie
Tanisha Sewell
Marcie Shealy
Amy Shehee

10 Year Anniversaries:
Tammie F. Boyd
Erica K. Ellis
Nikki Keith
Heather Moeller, CFRE
Robert C Silber
Nick Stewart

15 Year Anniversaries:
Basil J. Lyberg
Noelle Rhodes Scott
30 Year Anniversary:
Judith M. Smith, CFRE

AFP Member Benefit: Members Only Webinars
As an AFP member, you have access to a number of free webinars from AFP Global. Webinars range from mental health in the nonprofit sector and self-care for fundraisers to ethics and other topics in philanthropy. These pre-recorded sessions bring fundraising experts and thought leaders straight to your desktop or mobile device at no extra cost of members. Start watching webinars today!