Diversity Fellows & Coaches

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. 

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. 

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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 2021 IDEA Chair!

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

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2024 Diversity Program Participants
Fellows Coaches
Kayla Starr King Scott Tricia Callihan
Carly Bryeans Lisa Schnaubelt
Daniel Alexander-Burk Rachel Simon
Christian DaPonte Randy Gorod
Annabelle Luttrell Kenya Roberts
Eden Ayele Jamie Tobias
Deepali Desai Thamiah L. Tutt
Sehar Juddha Alexis Buchanan Thomas
Jasmine Vick (Jaz') Emily Carter

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