Join one of these committees to get to know your fellow AFP First Coast Members and to support the chapter.
National Philanthropy Day Committee:
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Florida First Coast Chapter will hold its 33rd Annual National Philanthropy Day on November 15, 2022. This is a day that we celebrate and remember the importance of philanthropy and why we change the world with a giving and wise heart. This committee works together to make this event successful. Those interested in getting to know your fellow AFP members a little better and helping to ensure a successful 2022 NPD event, please join the 2022 NPD Committee by contacting Kacie Smyth.
The Communications Committee oversees all chapter communications including E-newsletters, social media content, and emails to members and friends. For more information contact Christy Smith.
This group of AFP members helps plan new member socials, member and guest socials and send e-mails and place phone calls to new members to welcome them to the chapter. If interested, please contact Nicola Barnack.
AFP is committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) in the fundraising profession, the philanthropic sector and throughout all of society. The IDEA committee implements and monitors the chapter’s IDEA goals and objectives to ensure that IDEA is incorporated into all aspects of the chapter’s operations. Contact IDEA Chair Meredith Jespersen to get involved.
This committee oversees the various scholarship opportunities available to AFP First Coast Chapter members. Committee members will help review and select award recipients based on available awards. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Sara McMillan.
Youth in Philanthropy Committee:
The AFP Collegiate Chapter program was created to inform college-age students about fundraising as a career path and to educate them about philanthropy in general. The concept is that a collegiate chapter will be formed on a college or university campus and will have a relationship with the professional AFP chapter in the geographic area for mentoring and guidance. The hope is that this circle of determining a cause, learning ethical fundraising principles, and then ultimately giving back to the cause will instill in students the rewards of professional fundraising as a career path. Upon graduation, it is hoped they will consider employment in the nonprofit sector. General Responsibilities of committee members: Serve as a source of advice; provide suggestions in reviewing the plans and strategies that relate to the YIP Committee; Participate in the YIP monthly meetings and events as available; Take part in the mentor/job shadowing program offered to AFP students; Help fulfill the goals and objectives of the AFP Collegiate Chapter at UNF and Flagler College. For more information contact Jeff Davitt.