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June 2018 Newsletter

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In This Issue

1.  June 19 Educational   Program
2.  NPD 2018 Nominations Deadline
3.  Be the Cause
4.  July 17 Educational Program
5.  Government Relations Update
6.  VFRI Conference
7.  New Member Discount Coupon

Specialists in Hampton Roads Philanthropy Since 1984

Monthly Luncheons

(3rd Tuesday of the Month)
June 19, 2018
July 17, 2018
August 21, 2018
September 18, 2018
October 16, 2018
December 18, 2018

Town Center City Club
222 Central Park Ave. #230
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Registration Fees:
AFP Members $25
Guests $35

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Millers Foundation 2018 Grant Application

We look forward to hearing about your organization! Please review the 'guidelines' document at before submitting your request. Your application will be reviewed based on its relevance to this important document. Please e-mail supplemental documentation to or submit them via mail. Due 6/15.

Welcome New Members

Carly Glikman


Jaime Neaman Hutnick
Associate Head of Development
Cape Henry Collegiate

Elizabeth Jackson
Grant Writer
Newport News Public Schools

Kathleen Peterson
Development Director
Ability Center of VA

2018 Member Anniversaries

20 Years
Mary Kate Andris, Ed.D

15 Years
Connie McKenzie, CFRE

10 Years
Suzanne Nowers
Jessica Lombardi
David Shufflebarger, CFRE

5 Years
Alex Pomerantz
Brooks Lively
Mary-Ellen McLean
Jennifer Orlando
Catye Brown
Susan Graves
Stacy Nixon, CFRE
Kate Pringle

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AFP-HR Job Postings

AFP Code of Ethical Standards

A Donor Bill of Rights

To Read the Spring 2018 ​​Advancing Philanthropy
 Contact Us
AFP Hampton Roads Chapter
PO Box 2338
Norfolk, VA 23501

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AFP-HR Vision Statement

To be recognized as the premier fundraising resource for professionals to learn, collaborate and grow together for a vibrant Hampton Roads community.

President's Letter
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I know this is a busy time of year for many of us but I do hope you’ll take time to complete a nomination form for a deserving board member, fellow fundraiser or outstanding philanthropist in our community. National Philanthropy Day Award nominations are due by June 15th at 5pm.

On June 19th Keith Curtis, President of The Curtis Group and Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President of the Curtis Group will present Giving USA 2018: The Annual Report of Philanthropy for the Year 2017. Please mark your calendar for an extended program time – 12:00-1:30pm. I know you won’t want to miss this popular annual program.

We have a new website! Please visit: to check it out! You’ll find membership information, our events, NPD Nomination forms, and so much more available to you.

I look forward to seeing you on June 19th!

Laurie Harrison
2018 President, AFP-HR

June Educational Program

Wendy McGrady 2018
Giving USA 2018: The Annual Report of Philanthropy for the year 2017

Keith Curtis, President of The Curtis Group
Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President of The Curtis Group

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
11:30AM TO 1:30PM
(note extended time)

The Curtis Group is proud to present the results of Giving USA 2018. Giving USA is the longest-running, most comprehensive study on philanthropy and is published in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Keith Curtis, President of The Curtis Group and Chair of the Giving USA Foundation, and Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President of The Curtis Group, will provide their own analysis of the numbers and give recommendations on how the data can be strategically applied to your fundraising strategy. In addition to an overview of the annual report on philanthropy, this program will also feature facilitated discussion groups which will give participants an opportunity to compare their organization’s fundraising trends with those of their peers and of those in Giving USA.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Registration/Networking
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Program and Lunch (Note Extended Time)

This program has been submitted for CFRE Credit

Click Here to Register by 5pm, Thursday, June 14, 2018

NPD 2018 Nomination Deadline June 15th at 5PM


Each November, AFP- Hampton Roads honors deserving philanthropists, volunteers
and fundraisers during our annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon, which
will be held Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the Hilton Norfolk The Main.
Please take a moment to consider nominating a board member, fellow
fundraiser or outstanding philanthropist in our community.

Nominate a deserving individual or group in the following categories: : Outstanding Philanthropist, Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, Outstanding Fundraising Professional, Outstanding Nonprofit in Fundraising, Outstanding Foundation/Corporation, Outstanding Community Organization. Please click on the category to download the application form.

For a listing of our previous honorees, click here.

For more information: Sponsorship Chair: Kenda Council at or NPD Chair: Ashley Gentry at

Presenting Sponsor

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13. BE the CAUSE Logo - No Bar 

Each and every day, the important work you do demonstrates that you are a leader in effecting change in our community, making it a much better place for all of us. These three words—Empower, Strengthen, Transform—describe WHAT you do as a fundraiser and WHY you do it.

When you give to the BE the CAUSE Campaign, benefiting both our chapter and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, you are investing in the future of our profession and advancing philanthropy for the greater good.

You can go online to to make your gift.

July 17th Educational Program

Anna Goldenberg
Peer Coaching for Fundraising Success!
Anna Goldenberg, TrueImpact Coaching

Founder and principal of TrueImpact Coaching, Anna’s core belief is that in building the power of people, organizations create true impact. She is a certified executive coach, organizational consultant and leadership trainer with more than thirty years of senior executive experience in the nonprofit industry.
No one succeeds alone, and one of the most important keys to success in reaching fundraising goals is team support. Peer to peer coaching has shown significant results in helping businesses and organizations meet their goals by encouraging a learning culture among its people. Learn how you can use coaching techniques to be a supportive team member and exceptional leader who promotes a positive fundraising culture!.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Registration/Networking
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Program and Lunch

This program has been submitted for CFRE Credit

Click Here to register by 5pm on Thursday, July 12

Government Relations Update
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 On May 10, 2018, the Universal Charitable Deduction Bill was introduced in Congress. The Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act would allow all taxpayers to take a charitable deduction, even if they didn’t itemize their taxes. See the below article which was included in the May 16, 2018 AFP eWire. The AFP U.S. Government Relations Committee will be reviewing the legislation and determining how AFP will support the bill and move it forward through Congress before the federal elections in November later this year.

Contact Serena Amerson, CFRE, Government Relations Chair with questions – 757.961.2015 or

VFRI Conference

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July 18-19, 2018
Omni Richmond Hotel

Congratulations to Cayte Brown, Alumni and Community Relations Manager, Norfolk Collegiate and Lacy Kuller, Executive Director, Chesapeake Humane Society for being chosen to receive the VFRI Scholarship!

The Virginia Fund Raising Institute, founded in 1992, hosts interactive educational workshops and several keynote presentations designed to inspire and equip development professionals, board members, and executive directors to excel in fundraising and nonprofit management. In addition, 15-20 exhibitors and sponsors bring their knowledge and counsel in nonprofit and volunteer management to VFRI and help you be successful. At VFRI, development and nonprofit executives can take advantage of professional networking, workshops, and round table discussions to gain valuable insights into the challenges facing the nonprofit world.

Click Here to register now!

New Member Discount

$50 Professional & Associate New Member Discount!
In honor of our 58th Anniversary, AFP will be offering a $50.00 discount to
new members joining in the Professional and Associate Member categories
by June 30, 2018.

The discount applies to $50.00 off the International portion of the dues. Fill out the
membership invitation as usual, but deduct $50.00 from the total and include this
coupon with your payment. *Coupon must be included with payment.

2018 New Member Discount Coupon

To join online, go to and use Promo Code: AFP2018
One coupon per new member. Expires June 30, 2018
Questions, call the AFP Membership Department at (800) 666-3863.

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