Professional Knowledge Base

As stated in the AFP Code of Ethical Principles, "The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) exists to foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals and the profession, to promote high ethical standards in the fundraising profession and to preserve and enhance philanthropy and volunteerism."  The AFP Cape Fear Region Chapter is committed to these principles and has created a Knowledge Base of senior fundraising professionals.   Each of these professionals has at least five years fundraising experience and offer less experienced fundraisers the opportunity to benefit from their advice, counsel and guidance in particular areas of expertise.

If you would like to be included in any of the knowledge areas listed (or have a new one to add), please contact Jane Birnbach at 910-763-4424 x110 or

Annual Giving


Dawn Carter
Cape Fear Academy
791-0287 x 5011

Board Development

Kitty Yerkes
Habitat for Humanity
762-4744 x102

Capital Campaigns

Need Volunteer

Corporate/Foundation Relations

Need Volunteer

Database Management

Janine Powell
New Hanover County Parks & Gardens

Direct Mail

Vann Pearsall
Coastal Land Trust
790-4524 x 210

Grant Writing

Need Volunteer

Major Gift Fundraising

Hall Powell

Planned Giving

Tom Conway

Special Events

Tracey Kellogg

Strategic Planning

Jane Birnbach
Good Shepherd Center
763-4424 x110

Bob Jones
Cape Fear Community College Foundation