2017 Chapter Committees

2017 Chapter Committees 2017-04-24T18:44:34-04:00

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We fulfill our promise to provide exceptional experiences, a vibrant community, and essential tools – only as a result of the time and knowledge volunteered by members like you who serve your colleagues and further the fundraising profession.

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Education Committee:

Coordinates all educational opportunities including Audioconferences, Fundamentals of Fundraising, and the Networking and Knowledge Breakfasts/Monthly Meetings.

Education Chair,
Certification Chair,
Mentor Chair: Rachel Kirley, CFRE
Fundamentals Chair:  Dan Shephard, CFRE
Networking & Knowledge Chair:  Megan Elicker
Ethics Chair:  Tricia Sunders

Diversity Committee:

Recruits new members from diverse backgrounds; establishes a program for involvement in the chapter, including educational opportunities; ensures accessibility at chapter events; organizes annual chapter event to promote diversity.

Chair: Angelik Smith

National Philanthropy Day Committee:

Coordinates annual celebratory luncheon that recognizes and pays tribute to people active in the philanthropic community.  This fundraising event recognizes local nonprofit donors and volunteers as well as presents awards in the following categories: Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year (individual, corporation or foundation), Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy or Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.

Chair:  Tracy Wells

Publicity/Communications Committee:

Publicizes chapter events to media, chapter newsletter and website calendar; provides photography for membership directory, newsletter and archives.

Communications Chair:  Rebecca Vachon
Newsletter Chair:  Kara Shibiya, CFRE

Fund Development:

Manage chapter donations to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy.

Chair:  Lori Rassati 

Membership Committee:

Increases new membership and renews lapsed members through awareness of membership benefits; monitors member satisfaction; conducts orientation sessions for new and prospective members; coordinates member social gatherings.

Chair: Phillip James

Scholarship Committee:

Publicizes scholarship opportunities to the chapter, reviews applications, and determines and notifies scholarship winners.

Chair:  Tracy Carter, CFRE

Strategic Planning & Leadership Development Committee:

Develops strategic plan for the Greater Cincinnati AFP chapter and organizes the annual strategy session during the summer/fall. Works with all committee chairs to update the goal tracking for each strategic objective.

Chair:  Jennifer Horvath

Young Professionals Committee:

The YP Committee looks to integrate and develop the voice of all YP across the Greater Cincinnati chapter.

Chair:  Matthew Gellin