Tuesday, May 10, 2022
10:15 a.m.- 11:45 a.m. - Fundraising Speed Mentoring
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Networking & Luncheon
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Shifting Priorities: A Conversation with Local Funders
Join us in-person at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Bring your entire team for this interactive session. Great opportunity to network with fellow members.

Be in the room where it happens!
MEET THE FUNDERS - Gain insight into what is important now to local funders and explore their lessons learned during the pandemic

FRESH PERSPECTIVE - Connect with experts – bring your questions and get practical advice during Speed Mentoring and Networking

CAREER DEVELOPMENT – Advance your career or help identify and develop the next generation of fundraisers

NETWORK - Establish and renew connections with your colleagues across all sectors
Join us for this exciting first in-person event for 2022!

Each session has been pre-approved by CFRE International for 1 pt.
Luncheon Education Program Information
Shifting Priorities: A Conversation with Local Funders
(Additional funders to be announced)

Local nonprofit funders from the corporate sector will be sharing their insights with AFP-GLAC President, Yvette Herrera, CFRE, Vice President, Netzel Grigsby Associates. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions.
Mark Goldrup, Co-President of the LA Marriott Business Council (LA MBC), and General Manager for the Westin LAX hotel
Mark started his career with Marriott over 18 years ago in Canada working from coast to coast. Marriott convinced Mark to move to London, England for a 10 year period. While there he was introduced to Marriott Business Councils and their great impact on local communities. Opportunity to move back to Canada to lead the flag ship Marriott hotel came up…and Mark jumped at the chance. At the time Canada did not have Business Councils in place. Mark leveraged the benefits of the Business Councils and created the first one which included all of Canada. In the 10 years that followed, Mark lead the Canadian Business Councils to expand to 12 councils and 6 junior business. In 2018 Mark was honored with the Stephen G Marriott Award for Exceptional Leadership of Marriott Culture.
2019…the California Dream came calling and Mark moved to join Marriott’s Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel. Very shortly after arriving, Mark was invited to become the Co-Chair of the LA Business Council. Even with impact of Covid, the Business Council raised over $150,000 for charity and supported numerous local causes such as the LA Food Bank and local shelters.
In his spare time, Mark and his wife Christine try to explore a much of California as they can. Mark is learning to skate board and surf…ok, still in progress J! You may have seen him along the Strand on his new electric unicycle…yep unicycle!
Marriott Business Councils
Marriott community initiatives are support by local Business Councils that have guiding principles however allow wide range influence to meet local community needs.
Business Councils make their communities better places to live, work, and visit through community engagement, volunteerism activities, sustainability, and advocacy on behalf of the business.
PARTNERING WITH NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: Business Councils work closely with 50+ internationally recognized non-profit organizations and hundreds of local charities to make a difference in their communities and do more! These non-profit organizations include: • American Red Cross • Children's Miracle Network Hospitals • International Rescue Committee • Prince's Trust • Rising Star Outreach • Sustainable Hospitality Alliance Employability Program • World Central Kitchen • Yao Foundation • UNICEF

Justine D. Gonzalez, Wells Fargo Foundation
Justine is a Vice President and Sr. Social Impact & Sustainability Specialist at Wells Fargo covering the Greater Los Angeles and Orange County region. Her work includes managing community engagement and philanthropic initiatives in the areas of housing & homelessness, small business growth, financial health, and environmental sustainability. Recent Wells Fargo initiatives include the Open For Business Fund, committed to providing $420 million to support minority owned small businesses, and Wells Fargo Builds, a collaboration with Habitat for Humanity to leverage employees to help build houses for first-time homeowners.  
Justine joined Wells Fargo in 2019. Previously she managed corporate social responsibility for brands including Fiji Water, JUSTIN Wine, and The Wonderful Company. Justine started her career working in international development as a project manager for USAID programs in Afghanistan and Moldova.
Justine currently serves on the board of the Downtown Women’s Center and is passionate about civic engagement, sustainable living, and organizations supporting women. Justine holds a Master of Public Administration from the USC Price School of Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in International Relations from Claremont McKenna College.

Through our businesses and the Wells Fargo Foundation, we align our resources and expertise to make a positive impact in communities, address complex societal issues, and help build a more inclusive, sustainable future for all. We provide grants to nonprofit organizations working to strengthen the resiliency of our communities and our planet with a focus on supporting nonprofits that strategically align with our funding priorities: financial health, housing affordability, small business growth, and sustainability and environmental justice. We prioritize funding to activities and programs that have a broad reach and support the needs of underserved communities and advancing racial equity.
Yvette Gonzalez, Vice President, Community & Employee Engagement, City National Bank
A Social Impact professional specializing in Corporate Philanthropy Programs including Employee & Community Engagement, Community Relations, and Corporate & Foundation management. I spend my days making a difference in the communities City National Bank serves while building business and brand value.

Professional Corporate Experience Includes:
  • Corporate Giving & Foundation Management
  • Employee Giving & Community Engagement
  • Giving Campaigns & Volunteer Programs
  • Scholarship Programs & Education Grant Making
  • Product/In-Kind Donations & Pro Bono Mgt.
  • Community Relations Communication Plans including PR/Branding/Marketing Strategy
AFP-GLAC has a new registration system! Members, click on the button below to be taken to the registration login page. You will see a box below to request your password. This is a numeric password created by the system with security in mind. Once you receive your password via email, (save this password for future use) you will use this to login to the registration system and register for the event. This new new system also allows you to add donations to the Chapter Fund to your registration ticket. Non-Members, simply click on the Non-Member Registration button to be taken straight to the payment portal. If you have any questions, please call the office at 714-771-3685.
Morning Session: Fundraising Speed Mentoring
Meet with and learn from experts representing a broad range of specialties including Major Gifts Donor Relationships and Retention, Planned Giving, Events, Corporate Sponsorships/Partnerships, Grant Writing, Volunteer/Board Management, Marketing / Communications, and Foundation Relations.

Facilitated by Carter Calhoun. Meet with:
  • Elizabeth Birlet, Consultant, The Giving Collaborative - Strategic and Campaign Planning
  • Yuri Casco, CFRE, Manager, Adventist Health White Memorial Charitable Foundation – Annual Giving Programs, Planned Giving, Board/Volunteer Relationships
  • Mike Driebe, MSLM, CFRE, President, Methodist Hospital Foundation – Career Development
  • Lupita Garza, CFRE, Senior Major Gifts Officer, Adventist Health White Memorial Charitable Foundation – major gifts, corporate sponsorships and partnerships
  • Yvette Herrera, CFRE, Vice President, Netzel Grigsby Associates – capital campaigns, volunteer management, marketing & communications, and executive search
  • Genevieve Riutort, Deputy Director and Chief Development Officer, Westside Food Bank 
  • Karen Schneider, Vice President of Development, Partners in Care Foundation – Board Management, Stewardship
  • Mitch Harmatz, Consultant – Deepening donor relationships
  • Lisa Baxter, AFP-GLAC President-Elect
Thank you to our Event Sponsor!
AFP Young Professionals - $30
AFP Members - $60
Non-Members - $75

Fees include entrance into both sessions, lunch, and parking.

$10 late fee after May 6 will apply. At-the-door tickets may not be available. Online pre-registration required. If you need to pay via check, please contact the office to register.
Scholarship Information
To assist AFP-GLAC members who are between employers or work for smaller organizations, this scholarship will pay 50% of the cost for attending our in-person events. To apply, please complete and submit the scholarship application.
Health and Safety Protocols
AFP-GLAC will follow current Los Angeles County Public Health Guidelines. Masks are recommended, but not required. Health screening and temperature checks will be given prior to entering the meeting.
Cathedral Center at Our Lady of the Angels
555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, California, 90012-2707

Meetings take place on the second floor of the Cathedral Center.

Parking is located off of Temple St. entrance. This is a public parking lot, so space may be limited. Please consider public transit, ride share, and carpool. Validation only available at this lot.