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Bluegrass chapter of AFP encourages fundraising professionals to become involved

The Bluegrass Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) invites individuals in Central and Eastern Kentucky who are seeking opportunities to network and to develop professionally in the fundraising field to get involved.

The AFP Bluegrass Chapter is an official chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, a nonprofit organization that represents more than 33,000 members in more than 241 chapters throughout the world. AFP works to advance philanthropy through education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing and advocacy.

AFP President Patrick Robinson (Photo Provided)

AFP President Patrick Robinson (Photo Provided)

The Bluegrass AFP Chapter hosts regular monthly meetings at Sal’s Chophouse in Lexington as well as networking events, educational conferences and webinars. The chapter also organizes Lexington’s National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, a special day set aside in the fall to promote philanthropy and to honor individuals and organizations making a significant impact on nonprofits in our community.

The following individuals were elected to serve on the 2016 board of directors of the Bluegrass Chapter: Patrick Robinson (Kentucky Community and Technical College System), president; Michael Stratford (Asbury University), past president; Scott Fitzpatrick (Midway College), vice president-membership; Kelli Adanick (Paris-Bourbon County YMCA), vice president-community relations; Ashley Hammond (Lexington Humane Society), vice president-education; Gregory Laur (University of Kentucky), treasurer; and Carrie Thayer (Hope Center), secretary.

“With over 100 members, the AFP Bluegrass Chapter reflects a cross-section of Central Kentucky’s nonprofit community, as well as the consultants and resource partners who serve our industry,” said AFP President Patrick Robinson. “We welcome professionals at all career levels from organizations of all sizes.”

To learn more about the local AFP chapter, go to http://afpbluegrass.afpnet.org or make reservations to attend an AFP luncheon. The topic of the next luncheon, to be held at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Sal’s Chophouse, will be “Community Nonprofit Partnerships with Local Banks.”

From AFP Communications

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