Volunteer for AFPSEWI




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. J

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 all of our hard-working 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!

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
Mimi Laflin, Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy, Goodwill Industries International
Eddie Lupella, Development and Administrative Coordinator, Community Smiles Dental
Michelle Strode, Senior Manager of Individual Giving, Pathfinders

Shannon Malnory-Silbernagel, Director of Annual and Alumnae Giving - Alverno College
Andrea Homan, CFRE, Assistant Director of Development - United Community Center and Latino Arts, Inc.
Rebecca Surges,  Director of Philanthropy & Marketing Communications - St. Vincent de Paul Society of Milwaukee
Jennifer Charpentier, CFRE, Executive Director - Gateway Technical College Foundation
Paige Jorgensen, Fundraising Professional
Nancy Seidl Nelson, CFRE, Principal - SPI Consulting, LLC
Shannon Watry, CFRE, Senior Director of Advancement-  Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Heather Willette, Grant Writer - Shepherds College

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:

  • Amanda Stahmann, Marketing & Development Director, Life Navigators - Committee Chair

  • Jonathan Lord, Director of Annual Giving, Children’s Wisconsin Foundation, Committee Vice-Chair

  • Julie Cordero, AFPSEWI Chapter Administrator
  • William Loder, Director of Advancement, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

  • Kendra Kelling, Development Director, Habitat for Humanity Lakeside
  • Andrea Rivera De Vega, Events Director, Milwaukee PBS
  • Beth Bender, Development Director, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers

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:

  • James Moore, Director of Operations, Waukesha County Community Foundation
  • Scott Marshall, Director of Development and Communications, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
  • Heather Uzowulu, Carroll University
  • Amy Rowell, Chief Operating Officer, IMPACT, Inc. 

Not all of our chapter's member benefit activities require a committee. Thank you to our other chapter leaders.

  • Michele Weinscrott, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing & Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, Director of Development, Seasoned Professionals & Emerging Development Leaders Special Interest Groups Host
  • Michael Wos, Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation, Executive Director, Grant Writers Special Interest Group Host

Yajaira Maldonado, Director of Development - St. Joan Antida High School (Co-Chair)
Shavonn Montgomery Brown, Director of Advancement – UW-Milwaukee (Co-Chair)

Madi Ashman, Grant & Database Specialist - IMPACT, Inc.
Steven Bloom, Development Manager - The Leukemia & Lymphona Society 
Bridgett Brown, Development Coordinator - Lad Lake
Cornelius Holt, Director of Marketing & Development - St. Francis Children's Center
Tina Itson, Development Director - ACLU of Wisconsin
Tequila Kurth, Chief Executive Officer - UpGrade Media Arts Schools, Inc. 
Mimi Laflin, Sr. Manager, Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy - Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
Joe Maddalena, Director of Foundation Relations - UW-Milwaukee