Welcome to the Central Virginia AFP Chapter! 

Why do we do what we do as fundraising professionals? Because our work matters. Because we believe in philanthropy. Because we want to change the world. Because we are inspired. 

I’m inspired – by each of you, by the 2019 chapter board, and most of all by the incredible good that we accomplish as a collective group in Central Virginia. As I think about what AFP means to me, inspiration is a huge part of it. 

However, friends, our work is not without challenge. But, with each of you as colleagues in our hard work, the challenges become surmountable, and I know that our Central Virginia region is a better place. The support network built within AFP Central Virginia is another huge part of why I got involved. 

So – thank you for visiting the AFP Central Virginia website – take a look around – engage in programming, all that the chapter has to offer (particularly to members), and the resources that are available because we are part of an international group. If you haven’t considered joining AFP, please do; we are a group of promise and we want you as a member of the team. 

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If you have any questions, please reach out to me or Ashley Landes, our chapter administrator. 

In dedication to our profession,
Danielle Ripperton, CFRE
President, AFP Central Virginia

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  • AFP Central Virginia Call for Board Nominations

    It is that time of year, and we are currently seeking nominations to the AFP Central Virginia Board of Directors, with one year board terms beginning January 1, 2020. (Board terms can be renewed for up to 8 years.) The primary role of the AFP Central Virginia Board is to ensure the health and well-being of the organization and work closely with AFP membership to set direction and fulfill the mission and goals according to member and community needs.

    The AFP Central Virginia Board Nominating Committee invites members to self-nominate or recommend a member for nomination. Please complete this Google form NO Later Than Wednesday, October 30. A final slate will be distributed to the membership on or about November 14-18, for a final vote at the annual membership meeting on December 5th.

    As an organization we strive to be representative and inclusive of the non-profit community in Central Virginia. We also strive to have a board that is equally representative and inclusive. Your voice and commitment to AFP Central Virginia is valuable. Board members commit to participate on a committee, most of which meet between board meetings. The board meets bi-monthly, generally following the membership program (at approximately 9:30 am to 10:30 am). We strive to keep meetings focused, using a consent agenda, and allowing for generative and strategic discussions. We value the time our members commit to the mission.

    If you have questions or would like to have a conversation with a member of the nominating committee, please let us know. Nominating Committee Members are:  
    Cathryn Lowe, CFRE, Committee Chair
    Danielle Ripperton, CFRE, Board President
    Scott Dodson, CFRE, President Chair-Elect
    Alan Hutson, MPA, CFRE
  • I.D.E.A. Resolution and Definitions

    The AFP Central Virginia Chapter Board of Directors is proud to announce that it has adopted an I.D.E.A. Resolution and Definitions as part of its commitment to promote diversity and inclusion in our community and our profession. Visit the Library section of our website to read the resolution and definitions.

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