Chapter Committees

Chapter Committees 2022-09-09T08:02:23-04:00

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Communications/Publicity Committee:

Publicizes chapter events to media, chapter newsletter and website calendar; provides photography for membership directory, newsletter and archives.

Lead, Board Member: Rebecca Vachon, CFRE

Education Committee:

Coordinates all educational opportunities, including virtual Webinars, Fundamentals of Fundraising classes, Networking and Knowledge events, Mentoring program, Committee on Alumni Relations Professionals, CFRE courses, and Cohorts.  

Co-Leads, Board Members: Amanda Jenkins and Andrew Polter, CFRE

      

IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) Committee:

Recruits new members from diverse backgrounds; establishes a program for involvement in the chapter, including educational opportunities; ensures accessibility at chapter events; organizes annual chapter event to promote diversity.

Lead, Board Member: Dolores Dodson

Membership Committee:

Membership is the chapter’s assurance of continuing operation and continued success in serving the needs of fundraising professionals and elevating the status of the profession. Each individual on the Membership Committee should be deeply committed to the vision of growing our chapter and providing positive engagement points for our members. 

Lead, Board Members: Elise Hyder, CFRE and Tracy Wells

National Philanthropy Day Committee:

Coordinates annual celebratory luncheon that recognizes and pays tribute to people active in the philanthropic community.  This fundraising event recognizes local nonprofit donors and volunteers as well as presents awards in the following categories: Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year (individual, corporation or foundation), Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy or Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.

Lead, Board Member: Spencer Mapes

UC Collegiate Committee:

Our mission at UC is simple: educate our student peers about the impact of philanthropy on campus, expose others to the field of fundraising/university advancement, and serve as a resource to enhance philanthropic activities occurring on campus. 

Lead, Board Member:  Andre Dowell

Young Professionals Committee:

The YP Committee is committed to engaging young professionals and those young to the profession (Y2P) building their fundraising careers. We seek to provide YP with opportunities to broaden their skillsets and expand their networks to prepare for the next stage in their fundraising career. 

Lead, Board Member: Deborah Stevens