February Member Newsletter
A Welcome Note: President

Dear friends,

Hello, and welcome to the new AFP Monterey Bay year.

I applaud your dedication and adaptability during an unprecedented year of change and growth. Your commitment to inspire generosity and social good contribute to making our community vibrant.

In alignment with our AFP Global family, our priority for 2021 is in the spirit of community – to focus on the vital connections that exist between us, provide new and meaningful ways to support each other, and provide resources to help you grow. That is what communities do. That is what your AFP Board of Directors wants to provide for you.

We have an incredible leadership team that is enthusiastic about creating and maintaining services for this chapter and not just fundraising education, but opportunities that will keep you feeling strong, optimistic, and connected to your colleagues. Together, we will help navigate the challenging year ahead.

We want to hear from you! Please take a moment to complete the survey in this email. Your responses will help shape our programs for you. If you’d like to connect, please find me on LinkedIn (link) or email me at teressa@casaofmonterey.org.

Thank you for being a member, and I look forward to connecting with you throughout the year.

Teressa Jimenez
Your AFP Monterey Bay Leadership Team
President - Teressa Jimenez, CASA of Monterey County
President-Elect - Eric Weis, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Membership Chair - Julia Foster, Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries
Secretary - Spencer Fontenay, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Treasurer - Michele Melicia Young, Montage Health Foundation
Immediate Past President - Caitlin Fillmore, Diocese of Monterey
Scholarships Chair - Christine Dawson, Community Foundation for Monterey County
Communications Chair - Jacob Shafer, Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula
Mentorship Chair - Lauren Cohen, MY Museum
Local Programs Survey
Please take this 1-minute survey on local program priorities for 2021.
Chamberlain Scholarship Opportunity
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and AFP Monterey Bay are proud to offer a Chamberlain Scholarship to the 2021 International Conference on Fundraising.
Apply now for FREE registration. The conference will be held in Minneapolis June 28-30, 2021 both in-person and virtually. AFP ICON is the world’s largest conference for professional fundraisers, including more than 100 education sessions and thousands of fellow fundraisers.
The Chamberlain Scholarship covers the full cost of registration for the International Conference for one individual and a supplemental stipend of $1,000 for conference travel and lodging expenses will be provided by AFP Monterey Bay.
Visit our website to learn more about the candidate criteria and how to apply for this amazing opportunity!
Questions? Comments?

Reach out to us anytime by emailing afpmontereybay@gmail.com
for membership information and to connect with fellow
fundraising professionals. We want to hear from you!