Marjorie S. Fisher Fellows Program

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Detroit Chapter Marjorie S. Fisher Fellows (Fisher Fellows) program strives to educate and empower the future generation of fundraisers in the region and is supported through the generosity of the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation.

Fisher Fellows will receive the following benefits over a one-year period:
  • Membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter
  • Financial assistance to attend up to six chapter-sponsored educational programs
  • Inclusion in the Mentorship AFP program
A limited number of fellowships are available. For consideration, applicants must be:
  • Currently employed in a fundraising capacity at a local non-profit organization located in the city of Detroit or serving a constituency in the city of Detroit
  • Age 30 or under, or if over age 30 have two years or less of professional fundraising experience
  • Not a current AFP member
Those working in small organizations with limited development support are encouraged to apply.

The deadline to apply for 2020 has passed.  Please check back in the spring of 2021 to apply next year.

Please contact Ashley Calhoun at or Stephanie Maurice at with any questions.

2019 Marjorie S. Fisher Fellows
Lizbeth Welch, Gleaners Community Food Bank
Taylor Gawlik, Alternatives For Girls
Carrie Bozman, First Step
Joi Mitchell, The Youth Connection
David Silver, Detroit Horse Power
Natalie DuBois, JVS Human Services
Natalie Reilly-Finch, Ascension Health
Eric Louquist, Belle Isle Conservancy
Rose Gorman, The Tuxedo Project
Yasameen Mahmood, Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services
Valeriya Epshteyn, Detroit Jews for Justice