2020 Member Kudos

AFP SE WI Administrator
May 14, 2020

2020 Member Kudos

Our members are amazing! Every day they do things that make a huge impact in our community and the world. See what AFP Southeastern fundraisers have been up to.

Do you have something special to share for Member Kudos? We want to hear about it. Share your "well done" news with us here. Ideas include:

  • Job changes or promotions
  • Unique grant or funding accomplishments
  • Honors or awards for you or your organization
  • An impact story


Kudos to Amy Rowell for a fabulous interview on The Morning Blend about Guest House services during the pandemic and how she and the team are pivoting their important supply drive, the Undy 500

Congratulations to the Milwaukee Jazz Institute (MJI) for receiving 501(c)(3) status, only two weeks after applying! Who knew the IRS was a fan of jazz? MJI has reached new audiences across the country and as far as Mexico, Scotland, England, Croatia, and New Zealand with their online workshops that feature Milwaukee’s premier jazz artists.

Thank you to Heather Willette of Bethesda Lutheran Communities.  In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Heather converted the AFP monthly Grant Group meeting to a weekly Zoom call, to gather and discuss the changing environment and new emergency funding opportunities that were becoming available.  She has provided solid leadership to this group and is a fantastic representative of our chapter. Learn more about the Grant Group here.

A shout out to the YWCA of Southeastern Wisconsin for successfully transitioning their Circle of Women fundraiser to a virtual event last month.  Any AFP members who are interested in learning from the YW's experience can participate in the event debrief “Learning in the time of COVID-19" on Monday, May 18 at 1 pm.  Pre-registration is required. Register Here

Bravo to Make-A-Wish Wisconsin for successfully pivoting their Wish Night from a physical event to a virtual gala in early April, and maintaining a similar net revenue outcome.  Check out this document they created to learn more about their steps and learnings.