Loaves & Fishes
Volunteer & Food Drive Coordinator

Heart Math Tutoring
Grants Manager

NC State University
Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving

Children's Theatre of Charlotte
Director of Advancement

Communities In Schools, Charlotte-Mecklenburg
President & CEO

McColl Center for Art+ Innovation
Vice President, Development

JazzArts Charlotte
Development Manager

Catholic Charities Development Director

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina
President & CEO

Charlotte Catholic High School
Assistant Director of Advancement & Communications

Carolina/Sigal Music Museum
Director of Development & Marketing

HOPE Academy
Advancement Director


IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access)
As fundraisers, we are positioned at the intersection of the haves and have nots. At this moment in history, we have an opportunity, and a responsibility, to examine how we may contribute to or impede the growth of a more equitable society. The I.D.E.A Committee hopes this short resource list ignites inquiry and affirms expansion to engage and challenge what we may know about race, equity, and philanthropy in modernity. 

Philanthropy, Identity, Race Book Giving Back
Wealth, Philanthropy, Race, Equity Book Decolonizing Wealth
Self-Care Book Trauma Stewardship
Philanthropy, Racial Justice Podcast Tiny Spark- Philanthropy and Racial Justice
Race, Philanthropy Article HBR-The Problem with "Color-Blind" Philanthropy
Equity, Philanthropy Article Shifting Philanthropy from Charity to Justice

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

Click here to read more about the program, session schedule and register.

Pre-recorded Webinars with Conversation

Before You Post that Job - How to Hire RIGHT When You're Not HR
July 23 at 12:00 pm
Register here.

National Philanthropy Day

We're excited to announce the local philanthropists, volunteers and fundraisers whose work and impact AFP Charlotte will be honoring at the National Philanthropy Day (NPD) celebration on Thursday November 12.

Outstanding Champion of Diversity | Valaida Fullwood
Outstanding Emerging 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

For a complete description of each award category please visit the NPD page on the AFP Charlotte website. And, stay tuned for more information regarding how the NPD celebration will be shifting to ensure the safety of honorees and attendees during the pandemic.

For more information about National Philanthropy Day or the award winners selection, contact Nick Stewart at or Sydney Hammond at

Congratulations to our newest CFREs Sarah Lanners Avinger and Megan Mitcham! 

We hope you'll join Sarah and Megan and earn your CFRE. The Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential is the only accredited, globally recognized certification for fundraising professionals. It is how today's fundraiser shows accountability, service, and commitment to making a difference for good. We believe the CFRE credential is vital to a fundraiser's professional growth and that it sets the standard for ethical practice in the sector.

AFP Charlotte is an approved provider of continuing education credits for the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential. To begin your CFRE credential process, go to to open your account.


Member Spotlight
Tenille Alexander-Banner

Tenille Banner, Director of Corporate and Community Engagement at Safe Alliance, didn't set out to become a professional fundraiser. Three years ago, she had the opportunity to turn her passion for helping others into a career in Advancement and hasn't looked back. Tenille quickly realized that AFP Charlotte would be a great resource as she began her professional fundraising career and became a member in May 2018. 

Since joining AFP, Tenille has been an active AFP member. She's attended monthly programs, has taken the Fundamentals of Fundraising course at the NC Philanthropy Conference, and currently serves on the National Philanthropy Day and Mentoring Committees.

Click here to read more about Tenille's professional journey, what she's gained from AFP, and what she hopes the future has in store for AFP Charlotte.