The Arkansas Chapter is recognized as a Ten Star Gold Chapter for 2024. Fewer than 20 percent of AFP's 200 professional chapters earn this recognition, making AFP Arkansas one of the association's leading chapters around the world. AFP Arkansas has earned this classification for the past several years and is proud to deliver a high standard to our members.

The Arkansas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals offers members the opportunity to connect with colleagues, engage in creative thinking, network with new friends and achieve great results in their work. Please check out our programs, volunteer opportunities and get to know your Chapter leaders. 
The Arkansas Chapter is also recognized as an AFP IDEA Champion for 2024. The IDEA Champion Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the advancing diversity strategic goal. This designation encourages chapters to perform specific activities designed to increase diversity and inclusion within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy in all cultures.


  • Cultivation of Major Gifts with Jill McIlroy

    Jill McIlroy, MBA, CAP, CFRE, Executive Director of Philanthropy at Arkansas Children’s Foundation, will discuss cultivation of Major Gifts.

    Jill McIlroy, a native of Arkansas, began her career with Arkansas Children's Foundation in 2010. She has established herself as a leader in the Foundation focusing on principal gifts and gift planning, board engagement and strategic planning. Today, she serves as Executive Director of Philanthropy, leading a team that advances mission through investment level philanthropy. Jill recently graduated with her MBA, is CFRE certified and received her certification as a Charted Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP). She is active with the local Association of Fundraising Professionals chapter and currently serves as a board member on the Estate Planning Council of Arkansas.

  • 5th Thursday Meet & Greet on May 30

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