Our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access
Dear AFP Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter Members and Colleagues:
As fundraisers for nonprofits, we all work towards building a stronger and better community. Whether we are addressing poverty, homelessness, health, quality of life, or any other cause, our common goal is to create a better tomorrow for those we serve.
Today we must all take a stand and say Black Lives Matter. We cannot stay silent. We must not stay silent. Today we stand in solidarity with the Black community in the fight against systemic racism, injustice, senseless violence and killings inflicted on Black communities.
We must collectively work to eradicate systemic racism from our world. While these attitudes and practices are not new, courageous people across our community and nation have stepped forward to remind us how intolerable they are. We embrace their message and resolve to no longer sit idly by.
Immediately, AFP Southeastern Wisconsin is donating $1,000 to the NAACP of Milwaukee.
Long-term, AFP Southeastern Wisconsin will remain committed to AFP Global’s IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) initiative. We strive to have a membership that reflects the community in which we live and work. If you are interested in joining our membership committee or our IDEA committee, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We must all work together to create the change that our community, our nation, and our world needs.
The Board of Directors
Association of Fundraising Professionals, Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter
PRESIDENT, Jim Moore, Director of Development and Operations, Skylight Music Theatre
PRESIDENT-ELECT, Dawn Groshek, Executive Director, American Liver Foundation
PAST PRESIDENT, Nancy Seidl Nelson, CFRE, Principal, SPI Consulting, LLC
SECRETARY, Will Janisch, Philanthropic Advisor, Greater Milwaukee Foundation
TREASURER, Bridget Lafferty, Grants Coordinator, IndependenceFirst, Inc.
VP MARKETING, Doug Diefenbach, Principal, Diefenbach Communications Strategies
VP EDUCATION, Julie Cordero, Executive Director, Milwaukee Tennis Education Foundation
VP MEMBERSHIP & DIVERSITY, Lisa Breitsprecker, CFRE, Senior Development Officer, Mount Mary University
VP SPONSORSHIP, Patrick Synder, Executive Director, BizStarts
NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY CO-CHAIR, Dawn Hutchison-Weiss Principal, Good Flow Enterprises
NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY CO-CHAIR, Elizabeth O'Hara, Major Gifts Officer, Alverno College
AT LARGE DIRECTOR, Leona Knobloch, Development Director, Ozaukee Washington Land Trust
AT LARGE DIRECTOR, Michael Frohna, President, Junior Achievement
AT LARGE DIRECTOR, Shavonn Montgomery Brown, Director of Philanthropy, Girls Scouts of Southeast Wisconsin
AT LARGE DIRECTOR, Amy, Rowell, Development Director, Guest House of Milwaukee
Additional resources and reading from AFP Global include:
Beyond Services: Being the Voice of the Unheard
Unconscious Bias in Fundraising