AFP Charlotte

Upcoming Events


Communities in Schools
Major Gifts Officer

CarePartners Foundation
Annual Giving Officer

CarePartners Foundation
Development Officer

Catholic Diocese of Charlotte
Director of Development for Catholic Schools

Mooresville Soup Kitchen
Executive Director

UNC School of Law
Associate Dean for Advancement

The Lunch Project
Development Coordinator

Habitat for Humanity | Cabarrus 
Resource Development Director

The Nature Conservancy
Director of Philanthropy

AFP looks forward to working with the new President and new Members of Congress on issues relevant to philanthropy and the fundraising profession. Read more.



December Program | Eric Law with Hands On Charlotte
Networking 11:30 | Lunch 12:00 - 1:00
Industry Coworking | 1000 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd

Volunteers: What Can They Do For Your Organization
and Your Fundraising Efforts?

Volunteers are a tremendous asset to any non-profit organization, providing services to constituents, lending their expertise to your organization, saving valuable financial and/or staff resources, and being champions for your cause in the greater community. Yet, we as development professionals sometimes neglect our volunteer programs, forgetting that meaningful volunteer experiences create lasting relationships with individuals (and their employers), who are primed to advocate for your organization's mission. Volunteers are also likely to be some of your most deeply engaged donors.

In honor of the holiday season, AFP Charlotte welcomes Eric Law, Executive Director of Hands On Charlotte, a non-profit dedicated to inspiring, equipping and mobilizing a diverse corps of volunteers to strengthen our community. Eric will discuss volunteerism, creating meaningful experiences for volunteers, and how volunteerism is vital to our work as development professionals.

After our traditional lunch session, attendees are invited to take part in an afternoon service project at Second Harvest Food Bank from 2:00 5:00pm, followed by the AFP Holiday Social at VGBG.

AFP Charlotte has reserved 50 volunteer spaces at Second Harvest 2:00-5:00, so space is limited
VGBG will host our December social 5:00-6:30 | appetizers & drink ticket provided; members are free, guests $5 

Thank you to everyone who joined AFP Charlotte for our annual National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon. We were honored to recognize those in our community who are changing the world with a giving heart.
The AFP Board of Directors and the community selection committee, comprised of past winners, had the difficult task of selecting this group from many deserving nominees. The winners, listed below, were formally recognized and congratulated at the annual National Philanthropy Day® awards luncheon on November 15th at the Sheraton Charlotte. 
Outstanding Champion of Diversity: Jonathon Belton
Outstanding Emerging Philanthropists: Tonya and Daunte Bruce
Outstanding Student Philanthropist: Kate Gatterdam
Outstanding Philanthropic Organization: McGuireWoods
Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business:Barringer Construction
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Gene Johnson
Outstanding Legacy: John Crosland, Jr.  
Outstanding Fundraising Executive: Adelaide Davis
Outstanding Philanthropists: Catherine and Wilton Connor
Save the date and plan to join us for next year's luncheon November 15, 2017!

Development Professionals Program 

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 Communications & Planning
April 25 Relationships: Internal & External
May 16 Solicitations & Techniques

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