AFP Charlotte Chapter

AFP Holiday Social on December 12

When: Thursday, December 12, 5:30-7:00pm
Where: Taco Mac Sports Grill, Bldg E. Suite 115, 4625 Piedmont Row Dr, Charlotte, NC 28210

Join AFP Charlotte in celebrating the holiday season and all of our members at our annual Holiday Social.  Members can register for free.  Guests are welcome to attend for $10.

Major Gifts Affinity Group

When: Monday, February 10, 2014 at 9:00-10:30am
Where: Catholic Center, 1123 South Church Street, Charlotte, NC 28203

We will have our next AFP Major Gifts Affinity group Monday, February 10 from 9 am to 10:30 am at the Catholic Center, 1123 South Church Street. If the parking lot is full in front of the building, remember you can park across the street in our other lot.
If you have any questions, you can  email or call Jim Kelley at 704-370-3301

Successful Launch for AFP Charlotte's 2013-2014 Mentoring Program

On November 20, participants in the 2013-2014 Mentoring Program gathered at the Dowd YMCA for orientation and a chance to get to know each other better.  This year, 14 mentees have been paired with seasoned mentors in a yearlong program that will conclude in June 2014.
The Mentoring Program is a membership benefit for early-career professionals as well as seasoned fundraisers seeking personal and professional development.  Great care is taken by the Mentoring Committee to create successful mentor-mentee matches based on interests and background.
Mentee participants this year include: Susan Andersen, Julie Attilus, Anne Bogen, Aimee Brunton, Janet Ervin, Penny Hawkins, Rachel Ingle, Quoinesha Jones, Ben Kubie, Martha Loftin, Crystal McClung, Justin Nash, Julia Passos, and Molly Swonger.
Mentor participants include: Armen Boyajian, Marjorie Bray, Trish Hobson, Julie Conigliaro, John Horton, Amy Gregg, Michelle Hamilton, Randall Hitt, Josh Jacobson, Eric Law, Patton McDowell, Stephanie Stenglein, Vanessa Stolen and Amy Tribble.
This year's Mentoring Committee is comprised of Josh Jacobson (Co-Chair), Marjorie Bray (Co-Chair), Anthony Grillo, Jane Weaver, Heather Moeller and Penny Hawkins.
To learn more about the program, or to sign-up early for next year, please visit the AFP Charlotte website.

Thank you to our 2013 Board Members

AFP Charlotte would like to thank our departing 2013 board members for their work with the AFP Charlotte Chapter.  We appreciate all you have done for us this year.

From left: Jane Weaver, Katie Benston, Linda Blum, Kelly Lynn, John Horton

Nominate a Great Philanthropist for AFP's New Awards Programs

AFP's new awards program is now open for nominations, and we encourage you to submit one today. It's an all-new process, and it's very easy. Here are the key things you need to know:

  • ANY member of AFP can submit a nomination.
  • Any person or organization can be nominated, assuming they fit the initial criteria. Nominees don't have to be chapter honorees.
  • Nominations are due Jan. 31.
  • Honorees will be recognized at AFP's National Philanthropy Day® event in November 2014.
  • The initial nomination "form" is a short video.
For more information about nominating a philanthropist, visit our blog here.

To upload your video--and see examples of the types of videos we're looking for--click here for the AFP awards page:

You have until Jan. 31 to upload your video, and provide a little basic information about you and your nominee.

Scholarship support available from AFP Charlotte!

While the AFP Charlotte scholarship committee has already awarded its Chamberlain Scholarship, there are funds available to help you as a professional.

• Are you a full-time fund raiser and member of AFP Charlotte?
• Would you like to obtain a scholarship in support of your member dues, or partial funding of your attendance at the 2014 NC Philanthropy Conference, First Course in Fundraising, the CFRE Review Course?

Read all about our scholarship opportunities here.

For more info, please visit our Scholarships page or contact Armen S. Boyajian, CFRE, 704-370-3371 or

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

There are some great new jobs posted including:

Men's Shelter of Charlotte Development Officer        
Blumenthal Performing Arts Individual Giving Manager        
United Way of the Greater Triangle Senior Vice President for Resource Development and Engagement        
YMCA of Greater Charlotte Senior Financial Development Director        
The Junior League of Charlotte Development Director        

Visit our Jobs page for all current openings!  

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