Chapter Update - July 21, 2017

The Association of Fundraising Professionals of Southeastern Wisconsin (AFPSEWI) Announces Awardees for National Philanthropy Day® 2017

Join us in saluting the 2017 award recipients who through their involvement demonstrate the best in community engagement. Their actions and responsible conduct make the following individuals, corporations, foundations, and youth the leaders in Southeastern Wisconsin.
Michelle Fobair and sisters

Michelle Fobair, VP of Communications

The AFP Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter is comprised of over 300 hard working and dedicated members, including 15 Board members and almost 40 committee members.  Let's learn more about those that work to make us a Ten Star Gold chapter!e myself in the philanthropic culture, which reignited my passion for my cause.
On Philanthropy

Donor-advised funds are accelerating - but some nonprofits are stuck in the slow lane

Annual investment in donor-advised funds grew from $9 billion in 2010 to $22 billion in 2015, according to the National Philanthropic Trust.  A doubling of giving by would-be philanthropists sounds like a good thing. So why aren't nonprofits more excited about it?

Wisconsinites love a bargain and the recent AFP Membership Promotion was just the ticket!  The Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter was recognized by AFP Headquarters for registering the most new members - 12 - during the June membership promotion.  Included in those numbers were our three newest members who applied and received a membership scholarship through our chapter funds.

Congratulations and welcome to Holly McCoy, Literacy Services of Wisconsin, Hannah Offerman, Prevent Blindness, and Dana Leair, Humane Animal Welfare Society.  These member scholarships were provided in part through our chapter grant from the AFP Foundation.

Another membership promotion is scheduled in conjunction with National Philanthropy Day in November.  Watch for announcements and share with peers who have yet to join AFP.

More than 50 AFP members and guests came together to enjoy the view at BLU on Monday, July 17 to celebrate summer, each other and the spirit of philanthropy. 

The Pfister offers these events to local nonprofits and ten percent of the proceeds and all bartender tips are given back to the community.  AFP chose to have a drawing among attendees to select our local recipient. Click below to find out who the winner was...
  • September 28 -  Pencil it in! Educational Luncheon
FDW 2017

Fundraising Day WI has received an incredible response! We were able to negotiate with the conference center to increase registrations and accommodate others who would like to participate! Join over 300 of your fundraising colleagues from Milwaukee, Madison, and around Wisconsin for what will be an unforgettable day of professional development and networking.

Act fast as spaces are limited!
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - Pewaukee, WI
Welcome New Members!
Donna Bembenck
Jennifer Vanschmus Chartier
Jane Flieller
Megan Frazer
Lisa Handler
Ann Homstad
Andrea Hug
Leona Knobloch-Nelson
Dana Leair
Holly McCoy
Kristine Metzger
Hannah Offermann
Patti Oliver
Steve Otten
Emily Richards
Shannon Rolbiecki
Vivian Rothschild
Kimberly VanBeek
Heather Willette
Laura Worcester

Thank You to our Renewing Members
Sarah Bernstein
Ann Derse Kyle Dlabay
Mary Frieseke
Steven Kass
Robin Luther
Susan Mendelson
Jessica Mulligan
Nancy Nadolny
Tanya Mazor-Posner
James Maletta
Michael McNeely, CFRE
Jenny Mendenhall
Sam Mott Susan Nieberle
Elizabeth O'Hara
Katie Phillips
Lisa Pieper, CFRE
Heather Stoskopf
Tre Waldren, CFRE
Peter Zehren
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