The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) announces that AFP Monterey Bay Chapter 

has been named a 2015 Ten Star Chapter.


Every year, AFP, the largest association of professional fundraisers in the world, honors chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan. Chapters receive the Ten Star Award for performing specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy. 

AFP Monterey Bay
2016 Board of Directors
Andrea Scott, Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County
Vice President/President-elect
Michele Melicia-Young, Montage Health
Immediate Past President
Erica Mirich, Keep Tahoe Blue
Jennifer Martinez, CSU Monterey Bay
Laurie Severs, Santa Catalina School
Chair of Membership 
Chelsea Ferraro, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation
Chair of Programs
Nora Peyton, Stevenson School
Chair of Mentorship 
Ashley Moranda, Santa Catalina School
Chair of National Philanthropy Day
Michele Melicia-Young, Montage Health
Chair of Communications & Public Relations
Hana Kong, Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Chair of Scholarships
Jennifer Wood, Montage Health
Christine Dawson, Community Foundation for Monterey County
Sue Dewar, Arts Advocacy
Kristine Edmunds, York School
Phil Geiger, Legal Services for Seniors
Amelia Uncangco Latham, Monterey Bay Aquarium

We are thrilled to serve our community!

New Member Welcome 
to AFP Monterey Bay!

Cristy Mehringer
Annual Fund Coordinator
Santa Catalina School
Save $50

Professional & Associate 
New Member Discount!

In honor of our 56th Anniversary, AFP will be offering a $50.00 discount to new members joining in the Professional and Associate Member categories by June 30, 2016.
The discount applies to $50.00 off the International portion of the dues. Fill out the  membership invitation as usual, but deduct $50.00 from the total and include this coupon with your payment.

To join online, go to and use Promo Code:   JUNE16
Questions, call the AFP Membership Department at  (800) 666-3863.
One coupon per new member. Expires June 30, 2016

Apply to Be a Mentor/Mentee Today!

2016 Mentorship Program

Our AFP Monterey Bay Chapter offers members an exciting opportunity to transform their fundraising  careers through its Mentorship Program.

The Mentorship Program formalizes a mentoring relationship in a structured program that offers four
group workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions committed to meeting your personal and career goals.

Our Mentors provide their mentees with an experienced friend who is there to help in any number of  situations. 
And mentees provide fresh ideas and coaching opportunities for someone looking to sharpen  their professional tools.

"I have truly grown as a fundraising and development professional in a short period of time. My mentor was spectacular and I can't thank her enough for sharing her wisdom and time with me. -  2015 Mentee
Registration Now OPEN!
    June 21, 2016
Hyatt Regency Monterey Bay
Register Now

T he AFP Monterey Bay Chapter is pleased to announce Summer Summit 2016 to be held 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Bay! Featuring  Keynote Speaker: 
Jay Love, Co-Founder & CEO of Bloomerang

What to Expect

The full-day conference will include a General Session with Mr. Love, eight breakout sessions, lunch  table topics, refreshments, information tables, a wine reception and many free raffle prizes.  On-site parking is free, and a limited number of reduced-rate hotel rooms are available.

Is the Summit for you?

Last year's attendees came from the Monterey Peninsula as well as Silicon Valley and parts of San  Francisco. They included fundraising professionals and volunteers. Executive Directors, Directors of Development, Planned Giving, Major Gift and Stewardship Officers, trustees of both non-profit and funding organizations, business executives from these organizations, consultants, and board members from the International AFP board. 

Conference Pricing

AFP members (any chapter): $90 per person

Non-AFP members: $105 per person 

Includes full-day conference, light breakfast, lunch, wine reception, free parking.

Register Now

Thank You to Our AFP MB Summer Summit Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors
Boots Road Group LLC
Cloud   for   Good
Montage Health (formerly Community Hospital Foundation)
Greater Giving, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors
CCS Fundraising  * Development Services * Strategic Consulting
Nora Peyton, CFRE
Andrea Scott, CFRE 
United Way Monterey County

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are many levels of sponsorship, whether you represent a business or organization interested in  reaching more than 100 movers and shakers in the non-profit sector, or simply want to show your support. 

More information to come about the 
AFP Monterey Bay Summer Summit!

For additional information about sponsorship opportunities, hotel room reservations and rates, or anything else, please contact AFP-MB Program Chair Nora Peyton at
Upcoming AFP Monterey Bay
Programs and Events

June 21

Thursday, June 21 

August 4


Friday,  November 18

November 18


Friday,  November 18
GIVE TODAY!  BE the CAUSE Campaign!
May 18, 2016 
Introduction to Proposal Writing 
hosted by the Foundation Center
Have something happening at your organization you want others to know about?  Let us know so we can share the information!
  • California State University Monterey Bay - Planned Giving Officer - Posted 5/11/2016
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History - Director of Development and Community Relations - Posted 5/10/2016
  • Boys & Girls Club of Monterey County - Special Events Coordinator - Posted 5/9/2016
  • The Point Lobos Foundation - Grants and Special Projects Coordinator - Posted 5/3/16
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