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Advice from Seasoned Fundraisers:  Five Lessons Learned


Mary C. Fischer, CFRE

Start 2021 on the right foot by attending AFP’s Network and Knowledge. Join 2020 Lifetime Achievement in Fundraising honoree Mary C. Fischer and a group of seasoned fundraising professionals as they share their top five lessons learned in their careers. Whether you’re new to the profession or have many years of experience, these accomplished leaders will inspire and empower you and share takeaways you can apply in your organization.


Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021

9:00-10:30 a.m. Program

Location:   Virtual Zoom Meeting

AFP Members & Students (with valid student ID) – Free
Non-Members – $25.00

About our Panelists:

Mary C. Fischer, CFRE, has made a significant impact in the Cincinnati community through her outstanding work in philanthropy. A Cincinnati area native and a dedicated fundraiser with three decades of experience, Mary has worked tirelessly to help those in need through her fundraising and volunteer efforts..
Mary has worked on numerous campaigns and fundraising projects for Bethesda Foundation where her skills as a fundraiser have helped to raise more than 25 million dollars in support of Bethesda North Hospital, Hospice of Cincinnati and Fernside, A Center for Grieving Children

Mary has a passion for service to others through her fundraising and volunteer work. She has served as President of the Springfield Council of the National Committee on Planned Giving, a member of the Kiwanis Club in Springfield, the Rotary Club in Blue Ash and served as a board member for the Ohio Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (OAHP) for many years. She was also a board member for Xtraordinary Women Inc., a Cincinnati non-profit that provided support for underserved women in the community. Since 2005, she has been a volunteer for Tender Mercies, preparing and delivering meals to support homeless adults with mental illness.

Mary is an exceptional fundraiser who, throughout her career, has continually demonstrated her love of and dedication to the profession of fundraising.

This event has been submitted for 1.5 CFRE Credits.