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President's MessagePresident
The Night Philanthropy in Detroit Shone!

Thursday evening, November 9th, at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, philanthropy in metro Detroit shined so bright! More than 650 attended to hear and witness the positive impact of giving back at the 26th Annual National Philanthropy Day Dinner. Hearing from the awardees was the cherry on top, their speeches were so inspiring!

It was also a night that the AFP Greater Detroit Chapter shined brightly! The guests at my table were so impressed and gave many compliments to AFP on such a memorable evening. I bet if you attended you heard the same message.

Kudos to the National Philanthropy Day Dinner Co-Chairs Sommer Brock and Ashley Ashkenazi and the entire planning/awards/sponsorship committees - job well done! Already looking forward to next year.

Thank you for making our community a better place! Have a joyous Holiday Season.

Paul Miller, CFRE
AFP Greater Detroit Chapter

Ps: Don't miss the AFP Greater Detroit Annual Meeting/Luncheon on Dec. 7th with keynote speaker Douglas Bitonti Stewart, Executive Director, Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy. To learn more or to RSVP please click here
Thank you NPD Dinner Sponsors!NPDsponsors
A special thank you to our 2017 National Philanthropy Day Dinner sponsors!  We greatly appreciate your support!

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Join Us on December 7th for the AFP Greater Detroit Chapter Annual Meeting!AnnMeeting

AFP Greater Detroit Chapter Annual Meeting
December 7, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

It's Time to Celebrate! Join AFP Greater Detroit Chapter for our Annual Meeting Luncheon. Enjoy a plated lunch while we celebrate the achievements of our members over the past year and look forward to the successes of 2018! Douglas Bitonti Stewart, Executive Director for the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, will share his perspective and years of experience in fundraising.

Speaker: Douglas Bitonti Stewart, Executive Director, Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation

For more information on our speaker, click here. To read Doug's article in the fall issue of the AFP magazine, Advancing Philanthropy, click here.

MSU Management Education Center
811 W. Square Lake Road
Troy, MI 48098

Members: $50; Non-Members: $75

Register Here
BE the CAUSE... Your Gift Can Make a DifferenceBeCause

Our chapter can take pride in the fact that 100% of our board has made a gift to the BE the CAUSE Campaign. Passion, purpose and pride not only drive what we do, but why we do it.

My fellow Board members and I invite you to join us by making a gift to the 2017 BE the CAUSE Campaign in support of our chapter and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy. Your investment in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy will help support local, national and international programs, such as Diversity & Inclusion, Professional Development, and research.

Please visit to learn more and to donate!

Thank you,
Ryan Dinkgrave, AFP Greater Detroit Board Member

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available for 2018 Programs!SponsorOpps

As an AFP Greater Detroit program sponsor, you will show your organization's commitment to cultivating a culture of giving in the region.  You will receive sponsorship recognition in front of Southeastern Michigan's not-for-profit leaders.  You will also help support AFP Greater Detroit's work in promoting high ethical standards in fundraising, with proceeds dedicated to the chapter's education, scholarship and diversity programs. 

Please contact Rebecca Hepner at for more information.
Join AFP Greater DetroitJoin
It's a Great Time to Become a Member! 

For 50 years, AFP has been the standard for professionalism in fundraising. Learn more about AFP, its activities and people, and how you can be involved.

To join online, go to For a list of AFP Membership Benefits, click here.

Questions? Call the AFP Membership Department at (800) 666-3863.
Job ListingsJobs
Have an open position you are looking to fill with a great development professional?

Post your open position to the Greater Detroit Job Page and connect to over 375 qualified candidates.

We'll even send your listing out via e-mail to all active AFP Greater Detroit members!

$100-AFP Great Detroit Members

Want more information? Click here to visit AFP Greater Detroit's job center or contact Leslie Carmona at

A special thank you to  Non-Profit Personnel Network for sponsoring AFP- Greater Detroit Chapter's monthly job posting e-mails!

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