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 2021 has passed.  Please check back in early 2022.

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 Erin Lin at

Congratulations, 2021 Mentorship AFP Mentees!
Zainab Al Dabbagh, Detroit Public Television
Rick Hartsell, Somerset Painting
Kimberly Kleinhans, Detroit Institute of Arts
Kisha Martin, Image Clear Ultrasound Detroit
Tabatha Maxwell, Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation
Hank Wolfe Rodriguez, Forgotten Harvest
Jeremiah Steen, National Audubon Society
Dr. Mary Welsh, Susie Q's Kids, Inc.
Katy Willoughby, Wayne State University

Thank You, 2021 Mentorship AFP Mentors!
Marc Berke, Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan
Sommer Brock, Cranbrook Horizons-Upward Bound/No Nonsense Fundraising LLC
Paula Brown, Dr. Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic
Leslie Carmona, Wayne State
Bobie Clement, Marts & Lundy
Ryan Dinkgrave, Eastern Market Partnership
Erika George, The Empowerment Plan
Emily A. Godbold, University of Michigan - Michigan Medicine
Tanya Griffith, Oakland University
Diane Gulyas, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Stephanie Maurice, Focus: HOPE
Steve Ragan, Hope Network
Paula M. Rodriguez-Durant, Michigan Humane
Regina Sharma, Detroit Justice Center
Thomas Sommer, Leadership Oakland
Katja Thomakos, Cranbrook Instiute of Science
Avni Thomas, Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation
Melissa Weisse, Leader Dogs for the Blind