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The AFP Greater Polk County chapter is comprised of professionals from Greater Polk County serving nonprofits, educational institutions, foundations, and others to support the goals of AFP in advancing philanthropy and professionalism in fundraising. Please join us!

Our main initiative is our monthly chapter meetings, designed to collectively promote philanthropy in our community, enhance best practices in the fund development field and offer ample opportunities to network and exchange ideas. Lunch is provided and the primary location for meetings will be at the Hilton Garden Inn near the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. 

Please check out our events calendar and get to know your Chapter.
If you're not a member, consider joining today!


2023 Leadership Slate
The 2023 Slate will be voted on and approved at our December 14th Member Luncheon

President*: Sara Olson
President-elect*: Paula Creamer
Secretary*: Kelsey Jaffer
Past-President/Treasurer*: Holly Parrish
Programs Co-chairs*:  Paula Reed & Rebecca Knowles
Membership Chair*:  Barb Erickson
Communications Co-chairs*:  Stephen Bell (Social) & Erin Martinez (Email /Website)
Caucus Representative*: Lindsay Zimmerman
NPD Committee Co-chairs:  Erin Martinez & Co-chair still needed
IDEA Committee Co-chairs: Linda Cesar and Jessica Garcia
Hospitality Chair: Cindy Haer

*indicates Board position

Thank you to our Chapter & National Philanthropy Day Title Sponsor


If you are interested in sponsoring an upcoming Chapter Meeting, please inquire here
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