Volunteer for AFPSEWI

 

 

Joining a committee (or two) was the best AFP decision I made, I was struggling to connect with people at educational luncheons and/or stay connected with my tablemates after the luncheon ended. The marketing and education committees have both provided me with a strong network of people that I can call on the problem-solve with, share the joy of my success and commiserate when we’re struggling together. Fundraising can be a very isolating journey, AFP has brought me out of the isolation and into the joy.

- Julie Cordero, Executive Director, Milwaukee Tennis & Education Foundation, AFPSEWI VP of Education

 

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

AFP leaders featured in MKE Lifestyle magazine November 2018

Getting involved as a chapter leader is one of the best ways to increase the value of your membership.  The heart of AFP SEWI’s work is done through committees. Joining a committee is a great way to meet your peers, network, and enhance your leadership skills. With your voice at the table, there’s so much more we can achieve. There are many ways to get involved, with flexible time commitments. 

THANK YOU TO OUR CHAPTER VOLUNTEERS!

Education committee members at registration table handing our name tags

Thank you to all of our hard-working 2020 committee members listed below for all they do to support our community, our profession, and ethical and effective fundraising. 

Interested in joining a committee? Learn more below then contact us, there is room at the table for everyone!

 

AFPSEWI COMMITTEES

 

Coordinates educational sessions for the chapter, including presentations at membership meetings, small groups, webinars and mentoring.  Help us present the best educational workshops for our membership by joining this committee.

Committee Members Include:

  • Julie Cordero, Executive Director, Milwaukee Tennis Education Foundation, Committee Co-chair
  • Amy Rowell,Development Director, Guest House of Milwaukee, Committee Co-chair
  • Jennifer Charpentier, CFRE, Executive Director, Gateway Technical College Foundation
  • Paige Jorgensen, Major Gifts Director, Salvation Army
  • Carl Lockrem, Director of Philanthropy, American Cancer Society
  • Nancy Seidl Nelson, CFRE, Principal, SPI Consulting, LLC
  • Shannon Watry, CFRE, Senior Director of Advancement, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
  • Heather Willette, Grant Writer, Bethesda Lutheran Communities
     

Elevates the Southeastern WI area's culture of philanthropy.  Coordinates and supports communicating key messages to the chapter membership and general public via the chapter website, social media and monthly chapter updates.

Committee Members Include:

  • Doug Diefenbach, Principal, Diefenbach Communications Strategies, Committee Chair
  • Amy Blumenthal, CFRE, Vice President, Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt
  • Leona Knobloch, Development Officer, Ozaukee Washington Land Trust
  • Beth Maresh, Philanthropic Advisor, Wisconsin Humane Society
  • Jayne Pfeifer, Business Development Manager, Badger Group
  • Sarah Robinson, Communications & Marketing Specialist, St. Joseph Academy
  • Ellen Wilkinson, Director of Administration, St. Anthony School
     

This committee is involved in the identification/recruitment of potential new members and the implementation of networking activities for the membership.  It is also responsible for new member orientation and following up with lapsed members.  If you are a “people person” this is the committee for you!

Committee Members Include:

  • Lisa Breitsprecker, CFRE, Senior Development Officer, Mt. Mary University, Committee Chair
  • Bridgett Brown, Development Coordinator, Lad Lake
  • Joe Maddalena, CFRE, Director of Foundation Relations, UW-Milwaukee
  • Becca Surges, Development and Communications Leader, St. Vincent DePaul of Milwaukee

Help stage the annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon.  Held during National Philanthropy Week, this high profile event is growing every year.  This even provides a unique opportunity to celebrate the role of philanthropy in our community by honoring top individual, corporate, foundation, and planned gift donors.  There is also an award for a fundraising professional.

Committee Members Include:

  • Dawn Hutchison-Weiss, Principal, Goodflow Enterprises, Committee Co-Chair
  • Elizabeth O'Hara, Major Gifts Officer, Alverno College, Committee Co-Chair
  • Jonathan Lord, Chief Development Officer, Milwaukee PBS
  • Hannah Offerman, Foundation and Corporate Giving Manager, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin
  • Amanda Stahlmann, Marketing & Development Manager, Life Navigators
  • Patrick Synder, Executive Director, BizStarts
     

Promotes the availability of scholarships to support members’ participation in professional development programs, and reviews and acts on member applications for scholarships.

Committee Members Include:

  • Shavonn Montgomery Brown, Director of Philanthropy, Girls Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast
  • Carolyn Hahn, Director of Communications, Wisconsin Parkinson Association
  • Scott Marshall, Director of Development and Communications, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
  • James Rychner, Assistant Vice President for Development, Carroll University
  • Heather Uzowulu, Development Director, Eras Senior Network