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December 2019 Newsletter

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In This Issue

1. Membership Breakfast 12/5
2. Holiday Luncheon 12/17
3. Thank You
4. Be the Cause

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Thank you to our Monthly Luncheon Sponsor Virginia Fundraising Consultants

Monthly Luncheons

(3rd Tuesday of the Month)

December 17, 2019

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

Registration Fees:
AFP Members $25
Guests $35

Diversity and Inclusion
 Nov 2019 Diversity pic
Click Here for article

Welcome New Members

Angela Reddix
Envision Lead Grow

Dorothy Hughes
Access College Foundation

Michael Williams

Kelsey Mohring
United Way of South Hampton Roads

Julie Engel
Peninsula School at The Faison Center

Kenny Burchard
United Way of South Hampton Roads

Sara Weatherill
The Mariners' Museum and Park

2019 Member Anniversaries

15 Years
Kendall Council
Wendy McGrady

10 Years
Peter M. Kellogg
Cristina Wineinger
Jennifer McNulty
Laurie Harrison

5 Years
Christopher Reybrouck
Andrew Clark
Brian Schultz
Rick Nikkel
Michele Benson, CFRE
Reese Beeler
Michele Catalano
Kimberly Laska
Kathryn Meechan
Luisa A. Vazquez-Lopez
Ashley Greene
Francie Teer, CFRE
Jessica Johnson
Kristen Nelson
Kaitlin Burket
Jan Dungan
Linda Dyer

Renew/Update Your Membership
Click Here


AFP-HR Job Postings

AFP Code of Ethical Standards

A Donor Bill of Rights

AFP AP April 2019 Cover
To Read the April  2019 ​​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
2019 N Pellegrino 

Dear AFP-Hampton Roads Colleagues,

What a wonderful day we had to celebrate National Philanthropy Day! We had 640 fundraisers, philanthropists, volunteers, and guests gathered at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott to celebrate this year’s honorees and philanthropy in Hampton Roads! Thank you to Kate Wilson and the NPD committee for all that they did to make the day a success!

The celebration was the cherry on top of a great year for the chapter. Aside from NPD, we had over 100 attendees at our Fundraising Leadership Symposium featuring Lynne Wester, and continued to learn and grow from each other during workshops and socials! Several of our members earned their Certified Fund Raising Executive credential, and we were awarded the Ten Star Award, Friends of Diversity Award. We also became the largest chapter in Virginia due to all of YOU!

It has been an honor serving as your chapter president this year, and I hope you will join me to celebrate the holiday season, our 2019 accomplishments and welcome the 2020 AFP-HR Board on December 17th at 11:30 at the Town Center City Club.

Holiday Greetings!

N pellegrino Signature

Nicole M. Pellegrino, CFRE
2019 President, AFP-HR

 Membership Benefits Breakfast- December 5th

Date: Thursday, December 5th
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Place: Norfolk Collegiate - Meredith Center for the Arts
7336 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23505
RSVP: by Wednesday, December 4th at 5pm to

If you’re new to AFP, new to our chapter, or simply want to take full advantage of your membership, don't miss this session! We will highlight the resources and opportunities afforded to you as an AFP member, and navigate AFP Global's website! Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

Questions: Contact Trish Carrier, Membership Co Chair

December 17th Holiday Luncheon

Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Place: Town Center City Club
Cost: $25 Member; $35 Nonmember

Join us for our AFP-HR Holiday Luncheon!

Holiday buffet includes:
Salad Bar
Roasted Turkey Breast with Dressing
Thinly Sliced Prime Rib with Horseradish Sauce
Cedar Plank Salmon
Home Made Mashed Potatoes.
Home Made Gravy and Cranberry Sauce
Butternut Squash Hash
Chef’s Vegetable Medley
Warm Dinner Rolls
Home Made Key Lime Tarts
Home Made Triple Chocolate Espresso Brownies
Pumpkin Pie
Fresh Baked Holiday Cookies

Don't miss your chance to win great raffle prizes during the luncheon.

Click Here to register by Thursday, December 12th at 5PM.

Thank You to our 2019 AFP Hampton Roads Board of Directors

Thank You

Nicole Pellegrino, CFRE

President Elect
Kenda Council

Joy Eyrolles, MPA, CFRE

Melissa Hlinovsky

National Philanthropy Day Chair
Kate Wilson

Professional Education Chair
Amy Weinstein, CFRE

Membership Co Chairs
Trish Carrier
Angela Benard

Diversity & Inclusion Chair
Jessica Johnson

Ethics and Mentoring Chair
Virginia Thumm

Mentoring Co-Chair
Anna Goldenberg

Government Relations Chair
Serena Amerson, CFRE

Past President
Laurie Harrison

Communications Chair
Allison Bough, MBA, CFRE

Fundraising Leadership Symposium Chair
Joy Eyrolles, MPA, CFRE

Scholarship Chair
Homer Babbitt

Sponsorship Chair
Abby Weber

Virginia Fundraising Institute Chair
Reese Beeler

At Large Directors:
Linda Dyer
Renee Fairchild
Jennifer McNulty

Chapter Administrator
Jan Dungan 

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.

Thank you to the Be the Cause Donors for 2019!
All donors will be recognized at the December 17th Holiday Luncheon!

Serena Amerson, CFRE *
Mrs. Mary Kate Andris, Ed.D
Mr. Homer Babbitt
Theresa May Beeler, CFRE *
Patrick Belcher
Angela Benard
Allison McHenry Bough, CFRE
Elyse Brown
Norma Burandt, CFRE
Thomas A. Burton, CFRE
Trish Carrier
Kendall Council
Renee Duval Fairchild *
Ms. Linda Wilder Dyer*
Joy A. Eyrolles, CFRE
Hilary Fulp
Anna B Goldenberg
Laurie Dee Harrison
Ms. Mary Helen Hilton
Melissa Hlinovsky
Jessica Johnson
Scott Kaplan, CFRE
Lauren Karl
April Le
Wendy McGrady

Connie McKenzie, CFRE
Jennifer McNulty
Dory Morrison
Melissa Mullins
Rick L Nikkel
Stacy Nixon, CFRE, MPA *
Kaitlyn Oelsner, MHA
Nicole M Pellegrino, CFRE *
Kathryn Powell, MPA, CFRE
Kaitlin Robb
Kitty Schaum
Peter Schleck
Debbie Schwartz
Patti Seeman, MBA
Hope Sinclair
Jane Stein
Kay A. Stine, CFRE
April Talbott Strickland
Andrea C Tatum
Virginia T. Thumm
Russell Turner
Mrs. Shira Turner, MFA
Abby Weber
Amy Rebecca Weinstein, CFRE
Kathryn Hofheimer Wilson

*Denotes member of Alpha Society

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