Community Announcements

  • National Philanthropy Day Nominees Announced

    Winners will be awarded during the annual luncheon

    Pensacola, FL (September 20, 2019) – The Association of Fundraising Professionals West Florida Chapter proudly announces the nominees for the 2019 National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon.

    Several individuals and organizations were nominated for their philanthropic efforts including: Ascend Performance Materials, Karoline Barkley, The Birthday Party, Michele DuMond, Gulf Power Foundation, Hancock Whitney Bank, Hill Kelly Dodge, Innisfree Hotels, International Paper, Andrea Krieger, Northwest Florida Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Kim and Julian MacQueen, Sally McConnell, Melba Bayers Meyers Charitable Trust, Valerie and Ray Russenberger, Michelle Salzman, Santa Rosa Energy Center, Scott Westmark & Associates Allstate Agency, Studer Community Institute, United Way of West Florida, and Rob and Judie Zitzewitz

    All nominees will be recognized and winners announced during the annual luncheon at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at the Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress St. Reservations are now open at https://community.afpnet.org/afpflwestchapter. Tickets for the luncheon are $35 for AFP members and $45 for non-members until Nov. 9. Walk-ins will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for $50 per person. Sponsorship opportunities and tables are also available.

    In celebration of the nominees and their work, there will be an after-hours social at Studer Community Institute, 220 W Garden St, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. All nominees, guests and community members are invited to attend.

    National Philanthropy Day is designed to celebrate and highlight the accomplishments of giving, volunteering and charitable engagement within our community. For more information, please contact afpwestfl@gmail.com.

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    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), an international organization comprised of over 30,000 fundraisers in more than 230 chapters from around the world works to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The West Florida Chapter is comprised of members primarily from Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. For additional information on the organization including information on membership, visit the West Florida Chapter website at https://community.afpnet.org/afpflwestchapter.  
  • National Philanthropy Day Nominations are Open!

    The 2019 National Philanthropy Day Nominations are now OPEN! Submit your nominations here.

    National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside on the fifteenth of November. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy and those people active in the philanthropic community to the enrichment of our world. 


    NPD was originally conceived of and organized by Douglas Freeman in the 1980s, and the first official events held in 1986 after President Reagan signed the official NPD proclamation. The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions. 

    Last year, more than 130 AFP chapters held NPD events and activities across North America. 

  • AFP, West Florida Chapter's 2019 Board Members Announced

    Pensacola, Fla. – The Association of Fundraising Professionals West Florida Chapter has announced its 2019 Board of Directors.

    • President – Heather Moorer, Baptist Health Care Foundation
    • Vice President – Maegan Leonard, Baptist Health Care Foundation
    • Secretary – Mallory Wilson, Pensacola Children’s Chorus
    • Treasurer – Christie Parker, Covenant Care
    • National Philanthropy Day Chair – Tori Bennett, University of West Florida
    • National Philanthropy Day Co-Chair – Lauren Meadors, Council on Aging
    • Membership Chair – Alyssa Tucker, Episcopal Day School
    • Communications Chair – Blaise Moehl, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity
    • Education Program Chair – Natalie Chism, Dixon School of Arts and Sciences
    • Immediate Past President – Shelly Nightengale, University of West Florida

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    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), an international organization comprised of over 30,000 fundraisers in more than 230 chapters from around the world works to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The West Florida Chapter is comprised of members primarily from Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. For additional information on the organization including information on membership, visit the West Florida Chapter website at: https://community.afpnet.org/afpflwestchapter/home