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Welcome to 2019!

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Creating a community of ethical, informed and connected fundraising professionals who drive positive impact here in California’s Central Valley is our chapter’s commitment as we focus on expanding and improving our critical work.

Following is the dynamic slate of AFP board members for 2019 which includes nine new board members and many new board positions:

  • Tricia Holt - President
  • Amy Millis – President-elect
  • Teri Amerine – Immediate Past President
  • Shirin Assemi – Treasurer
  • Mike Ford – VP Education
  • Cara Perrachi-Douglas – VP Membership
  • Jackie Moreno – VP Communications
  • Song Vang – VP Resource Development
  • Michele Cantwell-Copher – Programming Chair
  • Yen Kilday – I.D.E.A. Chair (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access)
  • Rico Guerrero – Scholarship Chair
  • Alene Mestjian – Marketing/Social Media Chair
  • Charity Tokash – Advocacy Chair
  • Jasmine Atkins – Young Professionals Chair
  • Hollie Slater – National Philanthropy Day Chair
  • Mona Cummings – Mentoring Chair
  • Hannah Johnson – Youth in Philanthropy Chair
  • Kelvin Alfaro – Member-at-Large
  • Vanessa Hanley – Member-at-Large

We also welcome our new chapter administrator, LuAnn McCaslin.

Aligning with our commitment to better engage our members, we have more committee opportunities available for all AFP members. And as we all know,
committees are only as good as its members…so we encourage you to join at least one committee. 

National Philanthropy Day
I.D.E.A. (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access)

In an effort to enhance our monthly chapter meetings, in addition to our monthly speaker(s) and topics, we will spotlight one of our 2018 NPD Honorees at each meeting and present an Ethical Moment. Plus, all of our chapter meetings will qualify for CFRE continuing education credits for your own personal career advancement.

The nomination process for National Philanthropy Day will be earlier this year. Think of which donors and volunteers to nominate for this year’s honors to make this year’s celebration more vibrant than ever! But plan early as our nominations deadline will be June 30.

Our first chapter meeting will be “Women Impacting Women” and feature the work of PINC and CCWC on Tuesday, February 19 at noon at Pardini’s.
Mark your calendars for all of this year’s programming.

Tuesday, February 19 – 12noon   Pardini’s
Women Impacting Women The Impact of PINC and CCWC
Presented by Teri Amerine, Jan Edwards, Ashley Webster, Annie Domingos

Tuesday, March 19 - 12 noon     Pardini’s
Time Vs. Treasure  How NextGen is producing top young board members
Presented by Brett Richesin

Thursday, April 11 – 11:30am-1:30pm  Pardini’s
Please note this is program is longer than normal.
Planned Giving 1-2-3 A Planned Giving Primer
Presented by Andy Ragone, Crescendo

Monday, May 13 – Time TBD  Arte Americas
Students for Giving
Fresno State Humanics Students

Tuesday, May 21 – 12 noon   Pardini’s
Surpassing Past Success – The Legacy of Kids’ Day
Molly Marquez, Valley Children’s Healthcare

Wednesday, June 12 – 8:30am-1:30pm   Pardini’s
Planned Giving Symposium
Collaboration with Central Valley Planned Giving Council
August 2019
Latest Update on California’s Non-Profit
Jan Misouka, Cal Nonprofits

Tuesday, September 24 – 12noon   Pardini’s
Growing Impact of Hispanic Philanthropists
Tim Rios & Olga Nunez, Latino Giving Circle

Tuesday, October 15 – 12noon   Pardini’s
Meeting the Critical Needs of our Rural Communities
Davena Witcher, AMOR & Ruiz4Kids

Wednesday, November 13 – Pardini’s
National Philanthropy Day

After Hours Networking – Dates & Locations to follow.
March 2019
July 2019
September 2019

Scholarship Opportunities
Congratulations to this year’s Chamberlain Scholar, Sara Frauenheim, who will be attending AFP ICON in San Antonio in March! This is Sara’s first AFP Conference.
Watch for opportunities to apply for next year’s scholarship later this summer.
There will also be a Diversity Scholarship available this fall. More information will follow in the coming months.
We encourage you to share any thoughts or ideas on what you’d like from our chapter by emailing info@afpcavalley.org
We look forward to seeing you throughout 2019!

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