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November 2018 Newsletter

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In This Issue

1. Nov. 28 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon
2.  Nov. 7 New Member Orientation Luncheon
3. Membership Coupon
4.  Dec. 18 Holiday Luncheon
5.  Mentoring Program
6.  Diversity 
7.  Be the Cause

Monthly Program Sponsor
Specialists in Hampton Roads Philanthropy Since 1984

Monthly Luncheons

(3rd Tuesday of the Month)
December 18, 2018

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

Registration Fees:
AFP Members $25
Guests $35

New Member Orientation Lunch-
Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Noon
Simon Family Jewish Community Center
Click Here to RSVP by  11/5


Welcome New Members

Lamarr Coles, III

Resource Development Coordinator
Boys & Girls Clubs of SEVA

Kristin May Vannoy
Membership & Development Associate
Nauticus Foundation

Richard Luong
Grants and Initiative Development Manager

Tami Park Farinholt
Executive Director
Newport News Green Foundation

Kimberly Twine
Development Manager
Arthritis Foundation

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

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
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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,

During this busy season, I hope you are making plans to attend our National Philanthropy Day celebration on November 28th! Over 500 fundraisers, philanthropists and guests will join us to celebrate our 2018 Honorees and the role we all play in building hope and changing the world! Don’t miss our signature event!

Register today for our Holiday Luncheon on December 18th at the Town Center City Club. We will be having a holiday buffet, raffle prizes and more! What a great way to network with your colleagues and celebrate 2018 accomplishments!

Please review our newsletter for additional updates on the new member orientation, mentoring program and more!

Best of luck to you and your organizations on Giving Tuesday and throughout the season of giving!

Warm regards,

Laurie Harrison
2018 President, AFP-HR

National Philanthropy Day

Join us to celebrate our 2018 National Philanthropy Honorees on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the Hilton Norfolk The Main.

Outstanding Philanthropists
Richard and Leah Waitzer
Outstanding Corporation
The Dragas Companies
Outstanding Foundation
Hampton Roads Community Foundation
Outstanding Fundraising Professional
Serena Amerson, CFRE
Outstanding Non-Profit in Fundraising
Virginia Wesleyan University
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Wendy Drucker
Outstanding Community Organization
The Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach

Register Today-Click Here to purchase tickets or sponsorships by Thursday, November 15th at 5PM.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Click Here for details.

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

Presenting Sponsor

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New Member Orientation Lunch- November 7th

Date: Wednesday November 7, 2018
Time: Noon to 1:00 pm
Place: Simon Family Jewish Community Center
5000 Corporate Woods Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

If you’re new to AFP, new to our chapter or simply want to take full advantage of your membership, join this one hour session that highlights the resources and opportunities afforded to you as an AFP member. Bring your own lunch or come early to pick up something from Cardo Café. There is no cost to attend but registration is required.

Questions: Contact Rick Nikkel, Membership Co Chair at 757-620-2343

Click Here to RSVP by Monday, November 5th at 5PM

Membership Coupon

$50 Professional or Associate New Member Discount!

In honor of National Philanthropy Day®, AFP is offering a $50 discount to new members
joining in the Professional or Associate member categories by November 30, 2018!

Fill out the membership invitation as usual, but deduct $50.00 from the total and
include this coupon with your payment.*

Complete your application and send it in via mail or fax by November 30, 2018
*Coupon must be included with payment. One coupon per new member. Can also be
redeemed online by using discount code NPD2018.

Questions, call the AFP Membership Department at (800)666-3863.
AFP, 4300 Wilson Blvd. Ste. 300, Arlington, VA 22203 /Fax: 703-684-1950

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.

Mentoring Program
Mentoring Program

Applications are now being accepted for the Winter session of the AFP-HR Mentor Partnership Program.

The next six-month session begins in January 2019. And, good news! We've extended the deadline for applications from interested participants to November 15th !

If you are interested in participating in the winter session as a mentee, please submit an application (found on the AFP-Website) by November 15, 2018.

If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please contact Virginia Thumm at

Click Here to download the Mentee Application.

Congratulations and thanks to all the participants in our inaugural session of the AFP-HR Mentor Partnership program:

Participating Mentees:

AJ Assaadi
Stephanie Calway
Lauren Cossel
Danielle Cronin
LaVerne Ellerbe
Caroline Emmert
Kevin Hoffer
Emily Peck
Kimberly Philmon
MaryAnn Toboz

Participating Mentors:
Allison Bough
Linda Dyer
Anna Goldenberg
Connie McKenzie
Kitty Schaum
Kay Stine
Virginia Thumm
Russell Turner
Mita Vail
Participants will be recognized during our Holiday Luncheon on December 18th.

Diversity & Inclusion​
Diversity Nov 2018
Click on the quote to read the article " How can you balance Work & Life" by Laura Miller

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 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
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 *
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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