Chapter Announcements

  • More new CFREs

    Congratulations are in order to Beau Cummings, MBA, of Paschal Murray Executive Search, who recently added CFRE to the acronyms behind his name. Great work, Beau!
  • New CFREs in Town

    We are pleased to share that Bethany Leighton and Logan Thompson have both recently attained the Certified Fund Raising Executive designation! Brava, ladies, we are all so proud of you!!
  • Member News - Heather Sellgren

    Heather Sellgren is now the Executive Director of The Children's Museum of Wilmington.

    Heather has been at the Museum for over three years and is committed to expanding the Museum’s presence in the community, establishing a close connection with Museum supporters, and keeping the exhibit space and educational programming content current. Her favorite part of working at the Museum is seeing the smiles on the kids' faces, hearing their happy voices, and watching them get lost in their world of imaginative play.

    Visit to learn more about the museum. Congrats, Heather!
  • Birnbach Scholarship winners announced

    The Association of Fundraising Professional Cape Fear Region Chapter is pleased to announce two scholarship recipients for Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credentials.

    Logan Thompson is the recipient of the Birnbach Scholarship for CFRE Certification in 2021.

    Bethany Leighton is the recipient of the AFP Cape Fear Chapter Scholarship for CFRE certification. 

  • Development Directors now Executive Directors

    Bethany Leighton, current Board Chair of AFP Cape Fear Region and Development Director at StepUp Wilmington announced she has accepted the Executive Director position at Canines For Service.  

    Lauren Daley, current Board Co-Chair of AFP Cape Fear Region and Development Director at Domestic Violence Shelter & Services has been promoted to the Executive Director. 

    We are proud of both of these ladies, and wish them the best in their future endeavors.
  • Our Own Larry Sackett President of the BOD Children's Museum

    Our very own Larry Sackett has been recently elected to serve as President of the Board of Directors for The Children’s Museum of Wilmington. Larry also serves at the Treasurer of AFP Cape Fear.
    Congrats Larry! Visit the Children’s Museum online at
  • NPD Nominations being accepted

    National Philanthropy Day (NPD) celebrates the charitable work that EVERYONE does to make a difference and create impact in our community.  Nominations are open for you to nominate someone good!