January 2016

Upcoming Programs and Events

Upcoming events calendar to be published soon! Stay tuned!


The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) announces that AFP Monterey Bay Chapter has been named a 2014 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.


A message from our new AFP Monterey Bay President -
Andrea Scott, CFRE

Happy New Year AFP Monterey Bay!

As the 2016 AFPMB President it is a privilege to serve you this year and ensure you get the most out of your AFP experience!
The board is working to finalize our 2016 schedule of programs and events designed to inspire and equip you to serve your nonprofit and your donors! In the meantime, save the date for our 3rd Annual Summer Fundraising Summit on June 21 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey (the fabulous Jay Love is our keynote!).
If you have any ideas, suggestions, questions, concerns or comments about AFPMB, please drop me note at ascott@bgcmc.org. I look forward to being in touch with you throughout the year!

Andrea Scott, CFRE
President, AFP Monterey Bay

AFP Monterey Bay
Board of Directors

Andrea Scott,  Boys and Girls Club of Monterey County

Vice President/President-elect
Michele Melicia-Young, Community Hospital Foundation

Immediate Past President
Erica Mirich, Stevenson School

Jennifer Martinez, CSUMB

Mary Mullen, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Chair of Membership 
Chelsea Ferraro, S alinas 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, Community Hospital Foundation

Chair of Communications and Public Relations
Erica Mirich, Stevenson School

Chair of Scholarships
Jennifer Wood, Community Hospital Foundation
Cathy Lindstrom, Monterey Country Free Libraries
Sue Dewar,  Arts Advocacy
Hana Kong, Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Phil Geiger, Legal Services for Seniors
Kristine Edmunds, York School
Christine Dawson, Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Amelia Uncangco Latham - Monterey Bay Aquarium

Welcome New Board Members!!!!
Jennifer Martinez
Hana Kong
Phil Geiger
Kristine Edmunds
Christine Dawson
Amelia Uncangco Latham

We are thrilled to serve our community in 2016!
Feel the Love!

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 AFP Monterey Bay Chapter's Summer Fundraising Summit will be held on June 21 and that Jay Love, Co-Founder and CEO of
Bloomerang and current Chairman of the AFP Ethics Committee, will be a featured presenter. 

Mr. Lo ve, who will be sharing  groundbreaking res earch on major gift fundraising,   will be joined throughout the day by other experts in annual and capital campaigns, board involvement, donor communications, and other as pects of our profes sion. 

Details to follow.  Please save the date!
Job Listing:
Advancement Services Coordinator

The Advancement Services Coordinator manages the donor database and works to reconcile advancement and business office financial records. This position also provides administrative assistance to the Advancement Office in the area of events, mailings, data entry, and acknowledgement letters.

The Advancement Services Coordinator is a member of the Advancement Team and reports to the Director of Advancement.  This  is a full-time, twelve-month position. 
Salary will be competitive based upon experience and qualifications.  A comprehensive benefits package is provided.
If interested, please view the full job description here:   york.org/employment
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.

Why mentorship? At its most basic level, mentorship guarantees new or mid-level development professionals a seasoned mentor to share with and learn from.

Think back. What do you wish you had known as you began your career? What pitfalls could you have avoided, or politic traps maneuvered through more gracefully?

"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


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