Mentorship AFP

Mentorship AFP Greater Detroit Chapter

Are you new to the field of fund development? Are you a seasoned fundraising professional with a desire to share your experience? If yes to either, please consider joining the AFP Greater Detroit Chapter's 2020 Mentorship AFP or Marjorie S. Fisher Fellows programs!

Mentorship AFP partners new fundraisers with seasoned fundraisers for individualized professional development, guidance, encouragement, and support. Additionally, mentees are invited to participate in six interactive conference calls led by senior level fundraising professionals, and this year's program will include several opportunities for networking with the cohort.

If you're interested in becoming a Mentee and you’re not a current member, you can also apply for a membership scholarship (link included on the Mentee application below).

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

Here's what past participants say about the program:

"The opportunity to glean tips and tactics from a seasoned fundraiser was priceless."

"I was matched extremely well with my mentor and I think this was the most beneficial part of the program."

"I want to help make the next generation of fundraisers better."

"I am always grateful to be engaged with fundraising professionals at different points in their careers. It energizes me, and helps me to be a better leader and fund raiser."

The AFP Mentorship program is offered as a benefit of AFP membership - there is no additional cost to participate. If you have questions about the program please contact Kristin Rossi at or 248-996-1063.

2020 Mentees
Olivia Bucciarelli, Wayne State University
Lara Edwards, Friends of the Rouge
Shenise Foote, Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapter
Lindsay Hadden, Michigan Humane Society
Emily Hamilton, Gleaners Community Food Bank
Jennifer Harbeck, Cranbrook Institute of Science
Myles Harper, Oakland University
Yalonda Jackson, PVM Foundation
Lindsay Karas, COTS
Ted Lakkides, Cygnet Institute of Personal Financial Literacy
Debbie Mitre-Smith, The Holley Institute - Ascension St. John Providence Hospital
Yvette Pullom, Chandler Park Conservancy
Laurel Schaaf, Detroit Cristo Rey High School
Dr. Mary Welsh, Susie Q's Kids Inc.