March 2019 Newsletter

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Save the Date for 2019!
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Thursday, March 21, 2019 - Young Professionals Event - LA Stadium & Events District
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - Advanced Forum - The Huntington Library, Art, Collections and Botanical Gardens
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Seminar and Luncheon - Cathedral Center
Thursday, June 11, 2019 - Young Professionals Event - Location TBA
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - Local Area Roundtables
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - Advanced Forum - Location TBA
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - Professional Development Seminar and Luncheon - Cathedral Center
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - Local Area Roundtables
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - Regional Philanthropy Conference & National Philanthropy Day - JW Marriott Los Angeles
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - Holiday Mixer & Luncheon - Location TBA

Welcome New AFP-GLAC Members!

Louie Anchondo

Center Theatre Group

Shannon Boalt

Maranatha High School

Katrina Corbosiero

Foothill Family

Molly Cotten

Center Theatre Group

Elizabeth DelloRusso

Center Theatre Group

Jodi Doane


Tyler Ennis

Center Theatre Group

Juliana Ferry

St John's Well Child and Family Center

Kimberly Fisher

Los Angeles LGBT Center

Madeleine Gere

Catalina Island Museum

Terra Goulden

Center Theatre Group

Nichole Graham

University of Southern California

Chelsea Irvin

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Christy Lamb

Center Theatre Group

Aashika Patel

CCS Fundraising

Priya Patel


Sarah Riddle

Center Theatre Group

Jane Sands

Southern California Public Radio

Jesse Schoeffling

The Pablove Foundation

Alyssa Shoji

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Ashley Tierney

Center Theatre Group

Mariana Veyna


Theresa Webster

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

New members who joined between Jan 1 - 31, 2019.

AFP Anniversaries
anniversary.jpg Members Celebrating Milestones with AFP!

March Anniversaries

30 Years
Alexandria Arnold, Catholic Charities of Los Angeles

25 Years
Karen Schneider, Partners in Care Foundation

15 Years
Kathy Ward, University of Southern California

5 Years
Marc Haupert, SST Nonprofit Services
John Morrison, The GRAMMY Museum

Members on the Move!

Have you recently changed positions?

Please let us know so we can share your good news and new contact information! Send your name and new title, organization and contact information to


You can join AFP today!


Don’t wait any longer – now is the time to join AFP-GLAC!

With your membership, you will enjoy a wealth of career-building programs, educational resources, networking opportunities and exclusive member discounts.

For a list of individual membership categories, click here.

An Installment Payment Plan is available! If you're interested, click here for more information. 

JOIN NOW at the AFP International Website.

Any questions? Please contact AFP-GLAC membership committee chair Patricia Ostiller at or 626-796-1083 x704.

Membership Opportunity

Help us grow our chapter’s membership and receive a $20 uber gift card, too! While supplies last, current members who register and attend the Young Professionals event on March 21 at the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District AND bring a guest – a prospective member - will receive a $20 uber gift card! Simply register yourself for the event by clicking HERE and pay for your entrance to the event, and then contact Debbie Even at with the name of your guest, who will be registered at no additional cost. (You’ll receive your gift card at the event.)  You and your guest must be registered in advance, no on-site registrations will be permitted.  Your guest's non-member status will be confirmed by the office.  If the guest is a current member of any AFP chapter they will need to register at the member rate in order to attend the event.  Remember, this offer is limited, so register today!
Young Professionals Event

Making a WOW First Impression on Your Donors!

First Impressions matter and Your Personal Brand tells Your Donors Who you are and What you and your organization is about. Are you creating a clear and consistent message and image?

Is everything you post online consistent with your organization's mission and as important “professional image?

Join us for HOW TO LEVEL UP YOUR First Impression and PROFESSIONAL Brand.

In this dynamic, engaging, interactive presentation, Jules will walk participants through how to:

  • Discover the key to introductions /responses that make a difference
  • Learn the unspoken rules of etiquette: Handshakes, Eye contact, and more
  • Ace your follow up via email, thank you cards, and more

Jules Martinez-Hirst
Etiquette Consulting Inc.

Click here to read more about our speaker.

Thursday, March 21, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LA Stadium & Events District
12035 Waterfront Dr. 4th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90094
For more details and to register, CLICK HERE.

All level of professionals welcome. Young Professionals receive a special registration discount.
Advanced Executive Forum
Randy_Shulman.jpg SAVE THE DATE!

Advanced Executive Forum

Presenter:  Randy Shulman, Vice President of Advancement

The Huntington Library, Art, Collections and Botanical Gardens

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Topic:  Major Gifts

Watch your inbox for more details coming soon!

Eye on Ethics


AFP-GLAC’s Eye on Ethics - The Perfect Candidate?

Michael Driebe, AFP-GLAC Board Treasurer and President of Methodist Hospital Foundation recently shared with me a story about reaching out to AFP Global when he was interviewing candidates for a position at Methodist Hospital Foundation. The following is his story:

“As a long-standing member of AFP through the Greater Los Angeles Chapter, the international organization has always felt somewhat distant and less significant to me than the local one.  That perception changed recently over an issue of ethics.  

We are currently seeking a major gift officer and through a recruiter found a candidate who appeared to be the perfect fit.  His resume and interviews highlighted longevity, a track record of remarkable performance, expertise in everything from special events to planned gifts, as well as, outstanding leadership experience.  

A subsequent on-line search, however, turned up a bit of disturbing information.  His name appeared as having been sanctioned by AFP. I clicked on the link, but since it was no longer active I called the office in Alexandria, Virginia.  I reached a staff member who confirmed that someone with the same name as my candidate was sanctioned for violating one of AFP's twenty-five ethical principles and was "banned for life from membership" in the organization. She went on to explain that the record was sealed and that she could not discuss the particulars of the case.”

To find out what happened, click here to read the rest of the story. 



Scholarship Available for our May 7, 2019 Professional Development Seminar & Luncheon  

AFP-GLAC offers a scholarship that will pay $30 towards the cost of an AFP-GLAC Development Seminar/Luncheon.  This scholarship is available to current members and the one-year membership               requirement is waived.  Scholarship Applications are due no later than April 15, 2019. 


Are you or do you know a full-time fundraiser or one who spends at least fifty percent of their time fundraising?  If so, AFP-GLAC offers a $50 scholarship towards membership in our Chapter.  Please click on the links below for information and to apply.

Questions?  Contact Jeanne Warlick, Scholarship Chair, at

Please Click Here to access the Scholarship Application Form.  

Please Click Here to access the Scholarship Application Guidelines.  


Update from the I.D.E.A. Committee

The I.D.E.A Committee is thrilled to announce that AFP-GLAC is one of  90 chapters who are receiving the 2019 Friends of Diversity Designation! Chapters will be recognized for this Designation during the Chapter Presidents Council meeting at AFP ICON in San Antonio, TX on Saturday, March 30th at 1:30 p.m.  

The Friends of Diversity Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives in our goal of advancing diversity. The I.D.E.A Committee is excited to lead our chapters efforts and thank our members for your commitment to increasing inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in the fundraising profession.

For more information about the I.D.E.A. Committee and how to get involved CLICK HERE.

Philanthropy Update


Support our AFP-GLAC chapter through the Chapter Fund!

Your support to the AFP GLAC Chapter Fund has a direct impact on you as a member and all of the chapter’s members. Funds raised in the chapter fund provide scholarship opportunities specifically to AFP GLAC members for events such as the AFP-GLAC Regional Conference, the AFP International Conference, AFP-GLAC development seminars, and more. Investing in the Chapter Fund is just another way to invest in your own professional development!

To support the chapter today, click here. Every gift counts!

Thank you to our 2019 Supporter so far!
Janine Perron