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December 2018 Newsletter

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In This Issue

1. Dec. 18 Holiday Luncheon
2. Jan.15 Monthly Luncheon
3. Jan. 25 Pop Up Breakfast
4.  Diversity
5.  Thank You 2018 Board
6.  Be the Cause

Monthly Program Sponsor
Specialists in Hampton Roads Philanthropy Since 1984

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


Welcome New Members

Laura Hill

Doris Cobb
YMCA of South Hampton Roads

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
Catye Brown
Susan Graves
Stacy Nixon, CFRE

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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Dear AFP-Hampton Roads Members,

What a wonderful day we had celebrating National Philanthropy Day! We had 600 fundraisers, philanthropists, volunteers and guests gathered at The Main to celebrate this year’s honorees and philanthropy in Hampton Roads! Thank you to Ashley Gentry and the NPD committee for all that they did to make the day a success, Kenda Goldberg Council for exceeding sponsorship goals, Nicole Pellegrino for ensuring our invitations, ads and program were perfect and Renee Duval Fairchild for working with Ironclad to produce such amazing videos!

2018 has been a successful year for AFP-HR! We designed and implemented a new website and a new newsletter that went to over 7,000 people. We had 600 guests attend National Philanthropy Day, over 650 people attend our monthly educational luncheons and more than 75 people attend our Fundraising Leadership Symposium. We were awarded the Ten Star Gold Award, Friends of Diversity Award, hosted Pop-ups for new and experienced fundraisers, held networking events, a new member orientation and surpassed 200 chapter members! We expanded our mentoring and government relations program, awarded five scholarships, exceeded our donations to the Be the Cause Campaign and grew our reserve fund to $42,500! Many, many thanks to our AFP-HR board and their committees for working so hard behind the scenes to make this year such a success!

Please join us to celebrate the holiday season, our 2018 accomplishments and welcome the 2019 AFP-HR Board on December 18th at 11:30 at the Town Center City Club.

Holiday Greetings!

Laurie Harrison, MSEd
2018 President, AFP-HR

December 18th Holiday Luncheon

Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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

Prize Drawing includes:
One night stay at The Main
Chrysler Museum membership
Zoo passes
Virginia Aquarium Passes
Nauticus swag and Family Membership
Opera tickets
And more!

Click Here to register by Thursday, December 13th at 5PM.


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!

11:30am Registration/Networking
12:00 pm Program/Lunch

This program has been submitted for CFRE Credit

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

January 25th 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
BYOB- bring your own breakfast!

Questions: Contact Amy Weinstein, Program Director

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

Diversity & Inclusion​
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Thank You to our 2018 AFP Hampton Roads Board of Directors

Thank You 

President Elect
Nicole Pellegrino, CFRE

Joy Eyrolles, MPA, CFRE

Allison Bough, MBA, CFRE

National Philanthropy Day Chair
Ashley Gentry

Professional Education Chair
Amy Weinstein, CFRE

Membership Chair
Rick Nikkel

Diversity & Inclusion Chair
Dory Morrison

Ethics and Mentoring Chair
Virginia Thumm

Mentoring Co-Chair
Anna Goldenberg

Government Relations Chair
Serena Amerson, CFRE

Communications Chair
Renee Duval Fairchild

Communications Co-Chair
Andrea Tatum

Fundraising Leadership Symposium Chair
Reese Beeler

Scholarship Chair
Homer Babbitt

Sponsorship Chair
Kenda Goldberg Council

Virginia Fundraising Institute Chair
Victoria Dietz

At Large Directors:
April Strickland
Stacy Nixon, ED.S., CFRE
Linda Dyer
Melissa Reese
Kate Hofheimer Wilson

Chapter Administrator
Jan Dungan

13. BE the CAUSE Logo - No Bar

Thank you to the Be the Cause Donors for 2018!
All donors will be recognized at the December 18th Holiday Luncheon!

Serena Amerson, CFRE *
Mrs. Mary Kate Andris, Ed.D
Mr. Homer Babbitt
Theresa May Beeler *
Allison McHenry Bough, CFRE
Norma Burandt, CFRE
Kendall Council
Victoria Wallace Dietz
Renee Duval Fairchild *
Ms. Linda Wilder Dyer
Joy A. Eyrolles, CFRE
Ashley Gentry
Anna B Goldenberg
Laurie Dee Harrison, MSEd
Ms. Mary Helen Hilton
Mr. Daniel B Lear
Corrie Lentz
Devan Rose MacConnell Maloney

Dory Morrison
Melissa Mullins
Rick L Nikkel
Stacy Nixon, CFRE, MPA *
Nicole M Pellegrino, CFRE *
Thomas Redmond
Melissa Reese
Kitty Schaum
David T. Shufflebarger, CFRE
Kay A. Stine, CFRE
April Talbott Strickland
Andrea C Tatum
Virginia T. Thumm
Russell Turner
Mrs. Shira Turner, MFA
Amy Rebecca Weinstein, CFRE
Kathryn Hofheimer Wilson

*Denotes member of Alpha Society


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