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The Everglades Chapter of The Association of Fundraising Professionals was formed in 1994. We serve AFP members as well as professionals working in fundraising in the local community by providing monthly continuing education and/ or networking programs.


Our current board members are:


Jane Badger, Community School of Naples

Katherine Caskey, DAB Ventures

Tracy Connelly, Lee Memorial Health System Foundation

Eileen Connolly-Keesler, Community Foundation of Collier County

Tiffany Heck, Artis-Naples

Nicole Howard, Collier Child Care Resources

Charles Kerwood, Waller Financial

Jason Kurek, Champions for Learning

Aaron Lapp, Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Bryan Lee, Children's Advocacy Council

Jim Martin, NCH Foundation

John Riley, Riley Philanthropy

Ken Shoriak, Lee Health

Susan L. Suarez, Suarez & Associates

Darcy Taylor, David Lawrence Center

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Jan 17 - Part-time Fund Administrator
The Founders Fund, Inc., a 501 (C)(3) non–profit, provides financial assistance through college scholarships to young men and women from Collier County in their pursuit of post high school education and training. Currently scholarships are given to more than 100 graduates attending colleges throughout the United States. ... more >
Dec 13 - Major Gift Officer
With the leadership and direction of the Senior Director for Advancement, the Major Gift Officer raises financial support critical to meeting Ave Maria University’s mission priorities, including leadership annual, major, planned, and endowment gifts. In this capacity s/he develops and executes plans to qualify, cultivate, ask and close on gift opportunities with assigned prospects. The Major Gift Officer facilitates the development of the relationship between the prospect/donor and Ave Maria University (AMU) including stewardship, ensuring that other University stakeholders are involved as appropriate. ... more >
Nov 22 - Part Time Administrative Support
The Part time Administrative Support position reports to the CDO and serves as an integral internal representative for the Neighborhood Health Clinic. S/he works with the other Development staff to manage donor management, donor base reconciliation, fundraising objectives, cultivate internal and external relationships and work on independent projects for the Neighborhood Health Clinic. ... more >
Nov 22 - Director of Volunteers
The Naples Players is the oldest, most successful community theater in Southwest Florida, attracting volunteers who are year-round residents and seasonal visitors alike. In any given year more than 500 individuals will have contributed a total of 60,000 volunteer hours, as performers, backstage crew, costumers, ushers, set builders, painters and other production related jobs. ... more >
Jan 19 - AFP Canada Board of Directors 2017 Nominations
The Association of Fundraising Professionals is proud to announce that a new AFP Canada Board governance structure will be implemented in 2017. Nominations to serve on the first Board of Directors are open until January 31, 2017. ... more >
Jan 18 - AFP Top Ten (Week of January 16, 2017): Cultivating a Culture of Philanthropy, More on the Overhead Myth, Storytelling More!
(Jan. 16, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Jan 12 - What’s Top of Mind for Fundraisers in 2017?
(Jan. 11, 2017) Instead of predicting what might happen in 2017 (and you can find a lot of those articles here), we asked a few AFP members what issues they are most concerned about—the trends or challenges that are keeping them up at night. ... more >
Jan 11 - AFP Top Ten (Week of January 9, 2017): Communicating Effectively, Buy-A-Brick Fundraising, The Donor Journey, More!
(Jan. 9, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Jan 4 - Russell Raker, Father of the ACFRE Program, Passes Away
Russell Raker, ACFRE, former AFP board member who led the development and implementation of the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Credential (ACFRE) program, passed away on Dec. 21 at the age of 75. ... more >