Recognized as a Ten Star Chapter for its stellar programming, our AFP Central Florida Chapter
is prepared to meet the diverse needs of the membership. We are proud of the rich programming,
meaningful mentoring, collegiate chapter collaboration, CFRE program study groups and inclusive
networking sessions offered throughout 2014.
Fundraising Legal Checkup: How to Impress Donors and Stay out of Trouble
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Presenter: Justine Thompson Cowan, Esq., President & CEO,Cowan Consulting for Nonprofits, PLLC
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
This year's goal was to strengthen our core work. The additional focus on diversity
will lead our Central Florida chapter to attain AFP International Friends of Diversity
designation in 2015. AFP Chapter board leaders passed a Resolution in October 2014 and
a copy of this forward thinking resolution is included in this report.
You'll find special attention to the numbers that quantify our AFP Central Florida chapter's
good work. Fiscal numbers, participation numbers, the number of educational offerings and the
number of ways AFP Central Florida serves our members are all noted in the following pages.
Our work is the result of the important contributions to the voluntary sector made by individuals,
corporations, foundations, and youth in our community. The elevation of the field of ethical
fundraising continues through the work of AFP Central Florida. As fundraisers, we love our work
and know how much it matters – but we also know success depends on more than our personal passion
As I wrap up this year as president I'd like to give a special thank you to our board of directors,
who have tirelessly given their time to support our members. I have been inspired by your commitment
and appreciate all that you do to serve and enhance our AFP Central Florida community and am so
thankful to have served by your side.
Donna Marino, CFRE, MBA
The Florida Bar Foundation