Diversity Fellows & Coaches

Every year, AFP honors chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan.  Chapters receive the Friends of Diversity Designation for performing specific activities designed to increase diversity and inclusion within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy.

AFP IDEA - Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access 

AFP is committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) in the fundraising profession, the philanthropic sector and through all of society. AFP is involved in numerous projects and partnerships related to IDEA. Visit afpidea.org to learn more. 

Diversity Fellows & Coach Program 
 The Fellows Program offers the opportunity to learn through interaction with peers that have significant fundraising experience (at least five years).  Coaches may advise on career paths, share information on regional development conferences and seminars or provide more detailed information relating to specific aspects of development.  The guidance and relationship overall will be guided primarily by the desires of the fellow.  The Fellows Program is intended to further the career skills and objectives of beginning/early development professionals or members new to the area.  It is not designated to provide long term or extensive organizational assistance. 

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Hear from two former Fellows!

Sophie Leveille 
2020 Diversity Fellow

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Amanda Bonilla 
2020 Diversity Fellow

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Hear from the chapter's IDEA Chair!

Toni S. Paz, CFRE
2021 Diversity Co-Chair & Coach

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2023 Diversity Program Participants

Fellows Coaches 

Kevin Amaya

Thamiah Tutt

Whitney Brown

Elizabeth Goldberg

Jonise Cromartie

Tara Span

Katyana Dandridge

Donna Brazzell

Cassandra Harding

Kate McNeely

Shondrika Moss-Bouldin

Jeffrey Brown

Paulette Myers

Rachel Simon

Muna Phometsi

Emily Carter

Angelica Pugh

Mary-Kate Starkel

Sarah Sanfino

Shelley Manuel

Tiffany Sylve

Susan Mbana

Johntavious Williams

Christopher Beck

For more information on the Diversity Fellows/Coach program, please contact Co-Chairs Maya Robinson and Kiana Lawrence