Diversity Fellows


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.
  Of the 244 chapters in AFP, 90 chapters received the 2019 Friends of Diversity Designation. 
The Fellows Program offers the opportunity to learn through interaction with peers that have significant fundraising experience (at least five years).  Mentors 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. 

 Diversity Fellows Program

Applications for the 2020 Diversity Fellows/Mentors Program are now available! 

Click here for the Fellows application 

Click here for the Mentor application 

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2019 

2019 Fellows

Adewunmi_Oke.png          Adewunmi Oke 

         Brittany Heath 

         Jamelia Jones 


         Margot Wielgus 

         Melissa Ehrhardt 

         Olivia Czufin 

         Shan Hayes 

         Shelia Cook 

          Tiffany Scott 

            Jennifer Welborn 

2019 Mentors 

Bryan Vinson 
Randy Gorod 
Christy Eckoff, CFRE
Toni Paz, CFRE
Linda McNay 
Alisa Smallwood, CFRE
Juan McGruder, CFRE
Juanita Sheppard 
Greg Cole, CFRE
Emily Williamson, CFRE

Upcoming Events

May 17, 2019
Lunch and Learn
12:00 - 1:15 pm  
"Effective Fundraising With Your Board" 

Nancy Friauf 
President & CEO 
Partnership Against Domestic Violence 

The Atlanta Ballet 
1695 Marietta Blvd. NW 
Atlanta, GA 30318

July 11, 2019

Lunch and Learn 
12:00 - 1:15 pm 
"Ask the Expert" 

Group Discussion 

United Way of Greater Atlanta 
40 Courtland Street NE, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30303

August 27, 2019
Diversity Fellows Reunion 
6:00 - 9:00 pm 

Alicia Philipp 

No Mas! Cantina 
180 Walker Street SW 
Atlanta, GA 30313

RSVP directly to Jenna Jones at jjones@asginfo.net

September 12, 2019 

Lunch and Learn 
12:00 - 1:15 pm 
"Charting Your Development Future"

Linda McNay 
Our Fundraising Search 

San Francisco Coffee Roasting Company 

1192 North Highland Ave. NE 
Atlanta, GA 30306

December 10, 2019
AFP Chapter Meeting 
8:00 - 9:00 am 
Program Celebration 

The Cathedral of St. Philip 
2744 Peachtree Road NE 
Atlanta, GA 30305

For more information on the Diversity Fellows/Mentor program, please contact Christian Murphy