Association of Fundraising Professionals -
Cape Fear Region Chapter

WE NEED YOU!  Your fundraising and event management skills are needed for the upcoming National Philanthropy Day committee. 

This is the Chapter's major event for the year where the community's top Philanthropists are recognized. We regularly have over 200 attend. Proceeds from the event provide educational workshops and speakers for the coming year. Many hands make light work. Interested? Contact this year's NPD Chair, Mary Bradley, WHQR to get involved.

Chamberlain Scholarship



The Chamberlain Scholar receives paid registration to the ICON - AFP International conference ($10 processing fee) Thanks AFP Foundation's BE the CAUSE. The Cape Fear Region AFP Chapter will provide up to $1,500 reimbursement towards qualified travel and lodging expenses, thanks to our chapter's efforts and proceeds from the National Philanthropy Day award breakfast.

Qualified applicants must be a current AFP Cape Fear Region member.

2020 Chamberlain Scholar
Kristin McPeters, CFRE Community Giving Officer at Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at Wilmington received the chapter's 2020 Chamberlain Scholarship to attend the Virtual - AFP ICON 2020 in Baltimore, MD. 

2019 Chamberlain ScholarLogan White Thompson

Logan White Thompson, Executive Director, Welcome Home Angel received the chapter's 2019 Chamberlain Scholarship to attend the AFP ICON 2019 in San Antonio, TX. 

Winning the Chamberlain Scholarship and attending AFPICON this year was an experience like no other! It is such an honor to be chosen by your peers to participate in such a enriching and inspiring conference. I was able to participate in workshops of all kinds - from social media marketing to major gifts to human resource management, and more. I feel like I gained knowledge and access to resources that will allow me to continue to grow and become a better professional in the nonprofit sector.
I highly recommend anyone eligible for this scholarship to APPLY TODAY. Not only is your conference covered, but nearly all other expenses related to travel, meals, etc. For those of us who are working so hard to make our nonprofits stronger every day, it truly is a gift to take a step away and give yourself the chance to learn and grow and focus on yourself for a few days. It is a total professional reboot. I feel more inspired than ever to do the hard work and make things happen for my organization, thanks to the Chamberlain Scholarship.

2018 Chamberlain Scholar

Bob and Lauren at 2018 AFP ConferenceLauren Daley, In April I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to New Orleans for AFP International Conference, all thanks to being awarded the Chamberlain Scholarship.

During the 3 day conference, I attended many thought provoking and exciting workshops ranging from Annual Campaigns, to Special Events, to Diversity and Inclusion, to Storytelling for Your Organization. No matter the size of your organization or scope of your day to day duties this conference had something for everyone – Jazz Band at lunch and all! One of the highlights of my time in New Orleans (next to the Beignets of course) was getting to meet and connect with so many diverse fundraisers from all across the world. Over 3,000 people attended this year’s conference.

The closing session featuring key note Bryan Stevenson from the Equal Justice Initiative motivated everyone in the room to do better and be better community leaders and participants. If you’ve never heard him speak or heard of his work, I encourage you to look him up and watch his TED Talk. Also during the closing session two awards for Youth in Philanthropy were given to amazing young people – one to a girl who raised funds for an inclusive playground in her community and the other to three sisters who started Paper for Water; “bringing water to the thirsty one piece of paper at time”. These sisters raised over $1.45 million dollars in less than 7 years by making and selling origami – they are only 8, 11, and 14! Talk about inspiring!

I left the conference feeling energized to put forward all of the amazing tips and takeaways I had learned over the 3 days. Thank you to our chapter, AFP Cape Fear for presenting me with the Chamberlain Scholarship for this incredible opportunity! If you’ve never attended an AFP International Conference I strongly encourage you to apply for the Chamberlain Scholarship. ​​


2008                     Laurie H. Taylor, CFRE

2009                     Patricia Lawler

2013                     Vann Pearsall

2015                     Bethany Leighton

2016                     Dawn B. Carter

2017                     JC Lyle

2018                     Lauren Daley, MPA

2019                     Logan White Thompson

2020                     Kristin McPeters – ICON Virtual