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ARE YOU A LEADER? AFP San Diego wants you on one of our committees! Our chapter is a dynamic association celebrating philanthropy in San Diego and promoting ethical and effective fundraising. We have a number of committees dedicated to carrying this mission forward. Whether you have developed skills to share or you wish to learn new ones, you are invited to join us.



Chair: Laura Rice


The Communications and Public Relations Committee is a dynamic committee that manages the Chapter’s internal and external communication efforts with members, affiliates, the media and the general public. They are tasked with developing the electronic and print materials used to publicize chapter events, educational programs and other activities that reinforce and enhance AFPSD’s stature as the leading voice on fundraising.



Chair: Kea Spurrier


The committee coordinates the selection and recruitment of speakers for the Chapter’s monthly membership meetings and workshops. By joining this committee, you will have a role in producing all of the educational programs of the Chapter, including the luncheons, workshops and audio conferences.



Chair: Rebecca Gennaro


Are you interested in finances of the AFPSD?  This committee helps provide for fiscal oversignt and recommendations for financial policies, goals, and budgets for the chapter as well as the monitoring the financial performance of the chapter as a whole. 



Chair: Lauren Rowley


Each year, AFP San Diego hosts audio conferences produced by AFPI. These varied and timely presentations offer something for the seasoned fundraiser or someone new to the field; large shop or the development department of two. This committee coordinates the monthly presentation and facilitates the post-conference discussion.



Chair: Monte Jones


Today’s philanthropist can belong to a number of communities, each with it’s own distinct set of interests and concerns. Our ongoing commitment is to foster a diverse membership of individuals representing all types of community benefit organizations and non-profits. This committee needs individuals that can assist the Diversity Chair reach out to the community and bring new constituents into the association. 



Chair: Carlos Medina

Do you enjoy networking among your peers? Would you like to help members new to the Chapter find their way and get the most from their membership? If so, you will be right at home with this committee. Come join us and have a role in making our Chapter a robust community.



Chair: Carlos Medina


Mentoring is a direct person-to-person sharing of knowledge and expertise and it’s one of AFPSD's most valuable services. Come on board and help the Mentorship Chair recruit new mentors and mentees while supporting those already in the program.



All hands on deck! The production of National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is no small feat. Each year a group of committed individuals come together to coordinate this special celebration of philanthropy in San Diego. Whether you are a seasoned special events coordinator or someone who wants to learn some of the tricks of the trade, we need you around the table!


Contact: Katie Gomez



Chair: Danielle Valenciano


Each year, the Chapter funds a number of scholarship opportunities. If you have been an active member for at least three years, we need you to help review applications and award a number of exciting scholarships.



Chair: Mary Rose McDermott

SNAP! is a new program. The committee’s role is to support senior professionals through value-added AFP related initiatives, promote philanthropy in the community and cultivate strong links with peers. If you are a senior-level development professional, we can use your assistance in producing events and educational opportunities.



Chair: Sarah Booher


AFPSD is committed to communicating to today’s youth the important role the development professional plays within the non-profit sector. Help the Youth Chair share our story. We also need members of the Young Non-Profit Network to promote the value of being an AFP member.