Meet the Chapter Board

2022 CHAPTER BOARD
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LAURA BOOTH
Board Position: President
AFP Member Since: 2016
Company / Position: The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation - Development Officer
What I Love About AFP: I love the sense of community and collaboration with my fellow fundraisers. Our chapter covers a large area and the opportunity AFP provides to meet and learn from colleagues across Eastern Iowa has been invaluable!
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HILERY LIVENGOOD
Board Position: President-Elect & Membership Chair
AFP Member Since: 2010
Company / Position: Monarch Research Project - Chief Administrative Officer
What I Love About AFP: AFPEI gathers like-minded professionals to learn with and from one another, as well as organizing the annual National Philanthropy Day celebration. I look to our AFP chapter for important continuing education, and connections to my fundraising peers. 
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PATTI KUNZ
Board Position: Immediate Past President & Committee on Directorship
AFP Member Since: 2011
Company / Position: Mercy Medical Center Foundation - Director of Philanthropy
What I Love About AFP:  AFP has helped me to be the best fundraiser that I can be. There is always something to learn in fundraising and AFP gives me a platform to gain the knowledge that I need to help individuals reach their philanthropic goals.
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JODY DONALDSON
Board Position: Treasurer
AFP Member Since: 2006
Company / Position: Kirkwood Community College - Scholarship & Alumni Director
What I Love About AFP: I love the collaboration, learning, and support I gain from those who also share a career in fund development. We can appreciate the work that each of us strive to accomplish, in a small community where we all live, work, play and share.
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LOIS BUNTZ
Board Position: Program Chair
AFP Member Since: 2016
Company / Position: Lois Buntz Consulting, LLC - President
What I Love About AFP: I love AFP 's dedication to supporting the education and training of a wide range of fundraising professionals. The peer network creates a system that encourages shared learning and professional growth.
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LISA WILLIAMS
Board Position: Mentorship Advisor
AFP Member Since: 2016
Company / Position: Trees Forever - Director of Development
What I Love About AFP: The shared sense of purpose and mutual support with other fundraisers, opportunities to improve my skills to better serve my organization and community. I’ve made close friends for life through AFP.
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DAWN BROUWERS
Board Position: BE the CAUSE Chair
AFP Member Since: 2011
Company / Position: His Hands Free Clinic - Executive Director
What I Love About AFP: What I love about AFP is learning new techniques and ideas to improve my work and to have colleagues that I can talk about issues so I can gather insight on situations.

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CHASTITY DILLARD
Board Position: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access Co-Chair & UI Collegiate Advisor 
AFP Member Since: 2014
Company / Position: Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County - Development Director/Volunteer Coordinator 
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SARAH HALBROOK
Board Position: National Philanthropy Day Chair
AFP Member Since: 2016
Company / Position: Indian Creek Natur Center - Director of Development & Marketing
What I Love About AFP: The passion of our members have for philanthropy in our community. I also enjoy meeting other fundraisers and learning more about the great work they are doing in our community and the broader world. AFP creates a collaborative space in what could be considered a competitive field.   
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TAMI BONNETT
Board Position: Scholarship Chair
AFP Member Since: 2015
Company / Position: Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity - Development Director  
What I Love About AFP: AFP allows me to surround myself with talented, passionate, and generous fundraisers who care deeply about our community. It's like a family that I can always count on for support and inspiration.

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KELSEY STEINES
Board Position: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access Co-Chair
AFP Member Since: 2015
Company / Position: Catherine McAuley Center - Director of Development & Communications
What I Love About AFP: I love that AFP provides an opportunity for fundraisers from nonprofits of all shapes, sizes, and sectors to connect. Working for a medium-sized nonprofit based almost exclusively in Cedar Rapids, it's always a delight to connect with peers in similar roles in Iowa City, or hear from visionaries from larger organizations, like Chuck Swanson from Hancher Auditorium!  
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SHELLY MAHARRY
Board Position: Member-At-Large
AFP Member Since: 2014
Company / Position: Community Foundation of Johnson County - Executive Director 
What I Love About AFP: Every time I participate in an AFP event, I always come away with two things: new knowledge to improve my work as a fundraiser and new connections with other fundraising professional also working in the field.  My AFP membership has been a wonderful investment in my career.
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LORRIE ERUSHA
Board Position: Member-At-Large
AFP Member Since: 2014
Company / Position: Mercy Medical Center Foundation - President
What I Love About AFP: Our AFP Chapter is full of supportive, professional people that have taught me a tremendous amount. AFP opened up a vast array of learning opportunities, talented colleagues and close friendships.   
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TISHA RITTER
Board Position: Member-At-Large
AFP Member Since: 2019
Company / Position: National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library - Chief Development & Marketing Officer
What I Love About AFP:  I love the member support! Like many of us working at small organizations, I am the only full-time fundraising staff. AFP has provided me with not only excellent professional development resources, but also a network of other fundraising professionals I can learn from and network with.
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JULIA WINTER
Board Position: Member-At-Large
AFP Member Since: 2017
Company / Position: CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank - Director of Development
What I Love About AFP: As an avid leaner, I love being part of AFP for the wonderful educational opportunities. AFP Ignites my passion for learning by introducing new and interesting thought leaders, local fundraising experts, and resources like podcasts and books. 
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MARY BETH KUNZ KEEL
Board Position: Chapter Administrator
What I Love About AFP: I could not be more honored to work with and for this group of caring, generous and self-less individuals! I get to see the good in people through the works of each one of our members and am inspired by the dedication and enthusiasm to do good for mankind through the efforts of the board of directors!
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2021 CHAPTER BOARD
President: Patti Kunz, Mercy Medical Center Foundation
President-Elect: Laura Booth, Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
Past President: Lisa Williams, Trees Forever
Treasurer: Jody Donaldson, The Kirkwood Foundation
Membership Chair: Hilery Livengood, Monarch Research Project
Programs Chair: Lois Buntz, Lois Buntz Consulting
Scholarships Chair:Tami Bonnett, Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity
BE the CAUSE Chair: Dawn Brouwers, His Hands Free Clinic
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA) Chair and UI Collegiate Adviser: Chastity Dillard, Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County
National Philanthropy Day Chair: Sarah Halbrook, Indian Creek Nature Center
 Member-at-Large: Lorrie Erusha, Mercy Medical Center Foundation
 Member-at-Large: Shelly Maharry, Community Foundation of Johnson County
 Member-at-Large: Kelsey Steines, Catherine McAuley Center

2020 CHAPTER BOARD

President: Lisa Williams, Trees Forever
President-Elect & Scholarship Chair: Patti Kunz, Mercy Medical Center Foundation
Past President & Programming Chair: Lorrie Erusha, CFRE, Mercy Medical Center Foundation
Treasurer: Theresa Weeks, Iowa City Community School District Foundation 
National Philanthropy Day Chair: Sarah Halbrook, Indian Creek Nature Center
Membership Chair: Laura Booth, CFRE, Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation 
Scholarship Chair: Patti Kunz, Mercy Medical Center Foundation

I.D.E.A. & Young Professional Chair: Chastity Dillard, Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County 
BE the CAUSE Campaign Chair: Lisa Williams, Trees Forever
At Large Board Members:
Dawn Brouwers, His Hands Free Clinic
Jody Donaldson, Kirkwood Community College
Hilery Livengood, CFRE, Monarch Research Project 
Chapter Administrator: Mary Beth Kunz Keel