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October 2019 Newsletter

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In This Issue

1.October 15 Luncheon
2. NPD Announcements
3. 2020 Chamberlain Scholarship
4. Membership Social 10/22
5. New Member $50 Discount Coupon

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Thank you to our Monthly Luncheon Sponsor Virginia Fundraising Consultants

Monthly Luncheons

(3rd Tuesday of the Month)
October 15, 2019
November 12, 2019- NPD
December 17, 2019

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

Registration Fees:
AFP Members $25
Guests $35


Virginia Media
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Diversity and Inclusion
 October 2019 Diversity
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Welcome New Members

Megan Wagner
Gift Compliance Manager

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
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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 Colleagues,
I am pleased to present you with the slate that we will vote at the annual meeting on October 15th. All terms are one (1) year. The Nominating Committee, as well as the current AFP HR Chapter Board, have vetted the slate.

Additionally, this luncheon will feature casual roundtable discussions on topics including:

• Major giving
• Annual giving
• Planned & Legacy giving
• Stewardship & cultivation
• Marketing & Communications
• Special events
• Ethics Today
• Capital Campaigns

Don’t miss this chance to learn from seasoned colleagues, share successes and challenges, review best practices and hopefully meet a new friend or reliable resource!

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

Click Here  to Register by 5pm, Thursday, October 10, 2019

2020-2021 AFP-HR Board of Directors Slate
Executive Committee
President: Kenda Council, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
President Elect/ Finance Council: Kate Wilson, Hampton Roads Community Foundation
Immediate Past President/ Nomination Chair: Nicole Pellegrino, CFRE, Norfolk Collegiate School
Secretary: Melissa Hlinovsky, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
Treasurer: Homer Babbitt, Museum of Contemporary Art

Committee Leadership
Communications: Ashley Greene, Western Tidewater Free Clinic
Diversity & Inclusion: Jessica Johnson, PETA
Ethics/Mentoring: Virginia Thumm, Virginia Fundraising Consultants
Fundraising Leadership Symposium: Brooks Lively, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Government Relations: Serena Amerson, CFRE, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Membership Co-Chair: Trish Carrier, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation
Membership Co-Chair: Angela Walsh-Benard, CFRE, Virginia Zoological Society
National Philanthropy Day: Amy Weinstein, CFRE, Beth Shalom Village
Programming Co-Chair: Kate Powell, CFRE, PORTCO
Programming Co-Chair: Shira Turner, CFRE, American Red Cross
Professional Education: Allison Bough, MBA, CFRE, Spark Nonprofit
Scholarship: Linda Dyer
Sponsorship: Abby Weber, The Curtis Group
VA Fundraising Caucus/VFRI Secretary: Reese Beeler, CFRE, Tidewater Arts Outreach

Board Members at Large
Laurie Harrison, MSEd, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Renee Duvall Fairchild, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Kerry O’Donnell, Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia
Emily Peck, Virginia Beach SPCA


N pellegrino Signature

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

 National Philanthropy Day

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Sponsorships and Tickets Limited- Register Today
Join us as we celebrate our 2019 Honorees

Community Champions- nominations due 10/1

NEW! AFP-HR members, submit a Community Champion for recognition at 2019 National Philanthropy Day. This is an exclusive opportunity for AFP-HR members to recognize a special volunteer or donor who makes a difference to you or your organization. Program details online here. Submit your Community Champion by October 1st.

Sponsorships Available
Event Registration

Presenting Sponsor
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  Chamberlain Scholarship Applications Due Oct 11

2020 AFP International Conference
March 29-30, 2020
Baltimore, MD

Applications are being received for our 2020 Chamberlain Scholarship.

Visit our website for details and to download the application, which is due by 5pm on Friday, October 11 to Homer Babbitt

Contact Homer Babbitt  Scholarship Chair, with questions at 757-362-6549.

Membership Social- RSVP by October 18th

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Place: O'Conner Brewing Company, 211 W. 24th St, Norfolk, VA 23517
Time: 5pm - 8pm
RSVP: by Friday, October 18th at 5pm to

Join us for a Membership Social for networking and learn what's been happening with our Chapter. We’d like to challenge all committee chairs to attend and share updates!

Thank you to our Sponsor- DonorSearch, for sponsoring our first round of drinks!

​Membership- New Member Discount 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, 2019!

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, 2019
*Coupon must be included with payment. One coupon per new member. Can also be
redeemed online by using discount code NPD2019.

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

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