President’s Message

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.

Upcoming Events

Donor Retention: Current Rates Are Plummeting! What Can Every Fundraiser Do to Reverse the Trend?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Presenter: Jay B. Love

A Planned Conversation

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Presenter: Norma Stanley, Shareholder with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

The Gay Transfer of Wealth

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Presenter: Michael Slaymaker, MHR

Monthly Luncheon

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 and commitment.

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

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The Association of Fundraising Professionals is a membership organization that promotes philanthropy and fosters the growth and development of fundraising professionals through advocacy, research, education, and certification. AFP and the AFP Central Florida Chapter require member adherence to a code of ethical standards and practices.

“ Central Florida’s recognized leader in ethical and effective fundraising for those engaged in philanthropy. ”