AFP Baton Rouge Monthly Mentoring & Training

When:  Apr 11, 2023 from 10:45 AM to 01:00 PM (CT)
Greater Baton Rouge Chapter, Association of Fundraising Professionals
Monthly Training Session

Tuesday, April 11, 2023


Mentoring 10:45 am - 11:30 am

Training 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Juban's Restaurant


Training Session

Presented by

Charlene Guarisco Montelaro, CAP®
Community Volunteer


Judith V. Roberson
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

Leadership and Philanthropy…What Type of Leader Are You?

Leadership is defined in many different ways by many different people. Some believe it is
learned, while others believe it is inherent in an individual’s personality. Join us for an
interactive session while we explore the different types of leadership and explore the
differences in Servant Leadership and Traditional Leadership. Included will be a discussion
on effectively incorporating Service Learning in your organization to begin training the
next generation of leaders. In conjunction with this, we will incorporate the importance of
ethics as foundational to your organization along with mission integration as your
organization’s heart and soul. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of their
authentic style of leadership and the differences in techniques and outcomes.



Charlene Guarisco Montelaro, CAP®
Community Volunteer

After a fundraising career spanning 18 years as a professional and 13 years as a volunteer,
Charlene retired as Senior Vice President of Development & Philanthropy for the Greater
Baton Rouge Food Bank after serving almost 14 years in that role. Prior to joining the Food
Bank, Charlene served as Development/Marketing Director for the Istrouma Area Council,
Boy Scouts of America and the Academic Distinction Fund in Baton Rouge, LA. In 2015, she
achieved the designation Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) from The American
College. She was named a Volunteer Activist in 1998 and the Outstanding Professional
Fundraiser by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2012. Charlene also received
the Volunteer United Award for outstanding volunteer for the Capital Area United Way
(CAUW) in 2021 and the Sustainer of the Year Award from the Junior League of Baton
Rouge in 2022.


Judith V. Roberson
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

Judith V. Roberson joined Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University as Vice President
for Institutional Advancement in 2015. Her 35-year career in higher education has
included transformational work for the University of New Orleans and the LSU School of
Veterinary Medicine, where she played a leadership role in creating a comprehensive
advancement program and grew relationships with new and existing donors through a
grateful client program. Other institutions where she has held leadership roles include The
University of New Orleans, Louisiana State University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette,
Sallie Mae, Nellie Mae and Stamats Higher Education Marketing. Her responsibility at
Franciscan University is to lead a high-performing institutional advancement team and to
develop philanthropic support for the strategic and master campus plan of the University.
Judith has served AFP in various roles, including President in 2021, Chair of the Philanthropy
Committee and received the Brother Donnan Berry Award for Service in 2022.


Juban's Restaurant
3739 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808


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