Through varied programs like our annual Diversity Dialogues and the establishment of the African-American Affinity Group, our chapter has repeatedly shown that we value, embrace and benefit from diversity. In fact, Diversity and Inclusion are so important to the AFP DC chapter, that each year the Board of Directors reviews and includes an annual strategic plan and passes a formal resolution on the topic.

The IDEA Committee of AFP DC presents the annual Diversity Dialogues events to ask and answer critical questions and to provoke discussion about diversity & inclusion in fundraising.

AFP DC Chapter Awards Won

Charles R. Stephens Excellence in Diversity Award

2014, 2010


Each year, AFP International makes an award to the chapter with more than 400 members that has demonstrated a key commitment to diversity and inclusion.

AFP DC was also awarded in 2010 with the Charles R. Stephens Excellence in Diversity Award for the incorporation of the Outstanding Diversity Leader Award into the Chapter’s National Capital Philanthropy Day program.

Friends of Diversity Designation

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013

The Friends of Diversity Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the advancing diversity strategic goal. This designation encourages chapters to perform specific activities designed to increase diversity within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy in all cultures.



AFP DC 2nd Annual Diversity Dialogues: Fundraising Across Cultures Resource Kit. An executive summary of the program and diversity practices in philanthropy.

AFP International: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA). Background, Lean In Partnership, Report, and Scholarships.

If you are interested in serving on the Diversity Committee for the AFP DC chapter, please contact info@afpdc.org.