Simple Registration

When:  Jul 22, 2022 from 08:00 AM to 04:30 PM (ET)
Where:   Central Bank Center, 430 W Vine Street, Lexington, KY, 40507, US

When & Where

Central Bank Center
430 W Vine Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Jul 22, 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM (ET)


Join Us This Summer at the State Conference!
This year's state conference is hosted by the AFP-Bluegrass Chapter located in Central Kentucky. The chapter is excited to announce two wonderful keynote speakers, Tanya Torp and Alice Ferris, as well as a networking happy hour at the end of the day. 16 educational sessions will happen throughout the course of the day. The event is being held at the newly remodeled and state of the art Central Bank Center in Lexington, KY. 

All meals including breakfast, lunch, and happy hour is included with admission to the conference. Parking is not included. 

$75 AFP Registration before June 1; $125 June 1-July 21
$175 Non-member Registration before June 1; $225 after

Exhibition spots and event sponsorships are available! Please email Katie Vogel at or Wesley Scott at for more information.

CFRE Credit Pending*

Thank you to our presenting sponsor!

About our Keynote Speakers

Morning Key Note Speaker
Tanya Torp, CVA

Tanya Torp, CVA (she, her, hers) is an agent for social change and has spent her career engaging in community-based initiatives as convener, speaker, trainer, facilitator, writer, and consultant.

Her full-time job as Executive Director at Step By Step, Inc encourages and equips young single mothers, ages 12-24, through an empowerment model focusing on mentoring, deep listening, case management, facilitated support groups, peer-to-peer leadership development, and partnering with them as they create their own definitions of success.

Additionally, Tanya is a Keynote speaker and workshop leader in the areas of strategic planning for nonprofits, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA), volunteer management, community liaising, women in leadership, participatory grant making and radical hospitality.

Tanya is also the co-founder of Not The Only One In The Room (NTOO), a social media network of over 900 Black, Indigenous Women of Color in Kentucky offering support, encouragement, and opportunity, and co-founder of Bloodroot Ink, a Black, Indigenous Women of Color writing circle in Kentucky.

Tanya lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband and their two young sons. Her foster/adoptive family advocates for interventions for neurodivergent children and lifts racial and economic disparity gaps preventing family reunification. Tanya is currently revising her forthcoming book: “Justice House: An Everyday Guide to Radical Hospitality”.

Lunch Keynote Speaker
Alice Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE

Alice L. Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE, Founding Partner, has more than thirty years of professional fundraising experience, not including her tenure as the “top cookie salesperson” in Girl Scouts in McFarland, Wisconsin. Alice started her fundraising career as a volunteer at PBS Wisconsin in Madison, blowing bubbles onto the set during pledge breaks for the Lawrence Welk Show, which launched a more than 30-year affiliation with public broadcasting. As counsel, Alice is Director of Development for KAWC Colorado River Public Media and Border Radio in Yuma, Arizona, and the Annual Fund Manager for the EAA Aviation Foundation. Alice also teaches for the Masters in Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Denver.

Before GoalBusters, Alice served as Director of Development for Lowell Observatory, Foundation Director for Flagstaff Medical Center, and Director of Development for KNAU Arizona Public Radio. During her tenure at Lowell Observatory, the membership program more than doubled, and during her time at KNAU, she led the station to its first US $1 million fundraising year. As Foundation Director for Flagstaff Medical Center, Alice directed FMC’s philanthropic grants program, granting over US$1.3 million for community health in the Flagstaff area.

Alice was the 90th professional to receive the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) credential and was the 21st recipient of the AFP Founders’ Medallion, recognizing extraordinary service to the sector. She is also a three-time honoree as AFP-Northern Arizona Fundraising Professional of the Year. She currently serves on the Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the Wisconsin School of Business Advisory Board and the University of Wisconsin Communication Arts Program Board.

Alice is recognized for her on-air presence on public television and radio pledge drives and national PBS fundraisers, such as Downton Abbey and The Civil War. Alice earned her Bachelor of Arts with a double major inRadio-TV-Film and Economics and her Master of Business Administration with a double major in Accounting and Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She obtained her Certified Fund Raising Executive(CFRE) in 1999, her ACFRE in 2010, and has been an AFP Master Teacher since 2006. Alice is a well-reviewed keynote and workshop presenter, with presentations in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

When not fundraising, Alice teaches occasional classes in Chinese cooking. She is also a slow half-marathoner and a retired competition ballroom dancer.


registration type
    Chapter Member


Contact Information

Karen Pack

(859) 576-8979