Our Chapter & Leadership

The Association of Fundraising Professionals, West Florida Chapter, founded in 1988, is based in Pensacola, offering members the opportunity 
to connect with colleagues, engage in creative thinking, network with new friends, and achieve great results in their work.  

We focus on delivering innovative educational programs and events to help you reach your goals. We meet on the second Monday of each month at Bonefish Grill in Pensacola—these meetings around open to members, guests and the public. AFP West Florida Chapter is your link to professional networking luncheons, roundtable sessions, programs for advanced executives, mid-career professionals, and those new to the field.

We also offer opportunities for volunteering, sponsor special events like National Philanthropy Day, and more. View the past National Philanthropy Day winners.

Help make AFP West Florida work for you! Contact us at to learn more and get involved. If you're not a member, join today and be connected!

For more information, contact us at afpwestflorida@gmail.com.

2019 Chapter Officers


Heather Moorer, Development Director at Baptist Healthcare Foundation

Vice President

Maegan Leonard, Development Specialist at Baptist Healthcare Foundation


Mallory Wilson, Director of Development at Pensacola Children's Chorus


Christie Parker, Director of Annual Fund and Donor Relations at Covenant Care

National Philanthropy Day Chair

Tori Bennett, Development Officer at University of West Florida

National Philanthropy Day Co-Chair

Lauren Meadors, Development Coordinator at Council on Aging

Membership Chair

Alyssa Tucker, Director of Development at Episcopal Day School

Communications Chair

Blaise Moehl, Development Manager at United Way of West Florida

Education Program Chair

Natalie Chism, Director of Development at Dixon School of Arts and Sciences

Immediate Past President

Shelly Nightengale, Director of Corporate Sponsorships at University of West Florida

Board Member Emeritus

Laverne Baker, President of Laverne Baker and Associates

Board Member Emeritus

Patrice S. Whitten, CFRE, Executive Director of Alumni Affairs and Special Assistant to the President at Pensacola State College