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January 2019 Newsletter

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In This Issue

1. Jan.15 Monthly Luncheon
2. Jan. 25 Pop Up Breakfast
3.  Diversity
4. 2019 Board

Monthly Luncheons 
(3rd Tuesday of the Month)
January 15, 2019
February 19, 2019
March19, 2019
April 16, 2019
May 21, 2019
June 18, 2019
July 16, 2019
August 20, 2019- FLS
September 17, 2019
October 15, 2019
November- NPD
December 17, 2019

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

Registration Fees:
AFP Members $25
Guests $35

Pop Up Breakfast-
Friday, January 25 
8:30- 9:30 am
EVMS Development Conference Room
Fort Norfolk Plaza
301 Riverview Avenue, Norfolk
Free for AFP members | $5 for non-members
Click Here to RSVP by  1/22/19

CFRE Refresher Course-
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May 2-3, 2019
8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day
Sandler Family Campus of the Tiewater Jewish Community
Cost: $390 Member; $490 Nonmember
CFRE Flyer- for more details
Questions: Contact Amy Weinstein, 757-858-8011
Click Here to Register by 4/15/19


Welcome New Members

April Le
Major Gifts Officer
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughers

Wendy Voliva
Assistant Development Officer
The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command

Jessica Sullivan
Director of Development
Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia

Grace Ramos
Development Director
The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command

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

Advancing Philanthropy- Oct 2018
To Read the Fall 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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Happy New Year!
Wow, what an amazing year we had in 2018! Thank you to our Past President, Laurie Harrison, and our 2018 board for their commitment to our chapter and to the fundraising profession. From increased membership to a successful National Philanthropy Day with over 600 community leaders and philanthropists, it was a year to remember. I hope everyone is as excited as I am to keep the momentum going in 2019!

I also want to thank April Strickland who rolled off our board after many years of service. Thank you for your commitment to making our chapter so successful!

Our 2019 board met in December and have been working hard to make this year one of the best yet. I hope you will take advantage of all the wonderful networking and educational opportunities we have planned. Be on the lookout for new pop-up workshops, socials, and additional scholarships for our members to attend conferences.

Don't miss our first meeting on January 15th. Virginia Thumm will be back with the always important topic of instilling a culture of philanthropy throughout your organization. Please take the opportunity to arrive early and visit the 2019 committee chairs from 11:30-12 prior to the start of our monthly programs. There are so many ways to get involved and you will be able to learn about and sign-up for a committee of your choice that day.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as President. If you have any questions or suggestions for our chapter, please feel free to contact me at I look forward to a great year of professional development, to meeting new friends, and to celebrating philanthropy with you!

Warm Regards,

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

January 15, 2019 Educational Program

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Instilling a Strong Culture of Philanthropy in Your Organization

Virginia Thumm, President, Virginia Fundraising Consultants

How can you get everyone in your organization engaged in fundraising, even if they think it’s “not their job”. This workshop will offer tested concepts for creating a true culture of philanthropy throughout your nonprofit, with practical skills that you can immediately put into action. Start the new year off strong by focusing on strategies to create excitement and successful communication tactics!

11:30 am Registration/Networking- Learn about 2019 Committees!
12:00 pm Program/Lunch

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This program has been submitted for CFRE Credit

Click Here to RSVP by Thursday, January 10th at 5PM

January 25, 2019 Pop Up Breakfast
breakfast meeting
Things You’re Afraid to Ask Your Boss!

Still not sure what LYBUNTs and SYBUNTs are? No idea where to start with networking outside your organization? Need advice on how to work with a particular volunteer? Join us for a casual breakfast conversation, featuring the opportunity to ask any question you may be afraid to ask your boss! Hear from local fundraising experts who can provide practical advice and best practices that you can use every day. Geared towards new and intermediate professionals, but open to all!

Friday, January 25th | 8:30-9:30AM
EVMS Development Conference Room
Fort Norfolk Plaza | 301 Riverview Avenue, Norfolk

Free for AFP members | $5 for non-members
Breakfast will be provided.

Questions: Contact Amy Weinstein, Program Director

Click Here to register by Tuesday, January 22nd at 5PM.

Diversity & Inclusion​
January 2019 Diversity
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Welcome our 2019 AFP Hampton Roads Board of Directors

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Nicole Pellegrino, CFRE

President Elect & Foundation
Development Chair

Kenda Council

Treasurer and FLS Chair
Joy Eyrolles, MPA, CFRE

National Philanthropy Day Chair
Kate Wilson

Past President and Nominating Chair
Laurie Harrison, MSEd

Professional Education Chair
Amy Weinstein, CFRE

Membership Chair
Rick Nikkel

Membership Co-Chair
Trish Carrier

Diversity & Inclusion Chair
Dory Morrison

Ethics & Mentoring Chair
Virginia Thumm

Mentoring Co-Chair
Anna Goldenberg

Government Relations Chair
Serena Amerson, CFRE

Communications Chair
Allison Bough, MBA, CFRE

Scholarship Chair
Homer Babbitt

VFRI Chair
Reese Beeler

Linda Dyer
Renee Duval Fairchild
Melissa Hlinovsky
Jennifer McNulty
Andrea Tatum
Angela Walsh-Benard, CFRE
Abby Weber

Chapter Adminstrator
Jan Dungan

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