|Sarasota, FL – The Association of Fundraising Professionals Southwest Florida Chapter (AFP SWFL) is pleased to introduce newly elected Board members and Officers who will serve a one (1) year term beginning January 2013. The new board and officers will be sworn in on Tuesday, December 11that the annual chapter meeting and luncheon held at Michael’s on East, Sarasota.
Joining the AFP SWFL Board for the first time are:
-Jennifer Abbott, Director of Development – Forty Carrots Family Center
-Ashley Canesse, Vice-President of Philanthropy – Easter Seals Southwest Florida
-Victoria Finley, Foundation Director – Sarasota Military Academy
-Rebecca Higgins, Director of Development – Catholic Charities
-Christine Johnson, President – Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast
-Aida Matic, CFRE, Director of Philanthropy – Tidewell
-Daryl J. Thomas, Director of Campaign Operations – New College Foundation
-Kareen Ver Helst, Director of Development- Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
Returning Board Members serving as Officers:
-Chapter President : Judith L. Bell, Executive Director of the Neuro Challenge Foundation
-Immediate Past President : Laura Breeze, CFRE, Advancement Director of the Education Foundation of Sarasota County
-First Vice-President and President Elect : Donna K. Dunio
-Second Vice-President : Ann E. Logan, Chief Development Officer – Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
-Secretary : Amy Sankes, Senior Director of Development – FSU/John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
-Treasurer : Scott D. Hinckley
Re-elected to serve another term:
-Estelle Crawford, CFRE, President – Pines of Sarasota Foundation
-Glenda Leonard, Development Director- Salvation Army
-Norman Olshansky, Senior Consultant –Bob Carter Companies
-Sue Seiter, CFRE, SOS Consulting, LLC
-Dennis Stover, Regional Vice Chancellor- USF Sarasota-Manatee
-Tracy Vanderneck, CFRE, Director of Annual Giving – Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School
-Martha Wells, Development Officer – South Florida Museum
Luncheon Information : The public is invited to join AFP members and guests in welcoming new board members and officers as the chapter celebrates another year of successful philanthropy in Southwest Florida. The luncheon will be held at Michael’s On East (1212 East Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239) from 12 pm – 1 pm. Networking begins at 11:30am. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for guests. Click here to register: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4852559135#. For more information or with questions, please contact Kim Noyes at 941-921-5410 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
About AFP: The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the trade association for fund development professionals and executive officers serving non-profit organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in all industries worldwide. The Southwest Florida chapter(covering Sarasota, Manatee, and DeSoto counties) meets monthly for networking and training opportunities that center on the practice of ethical fundraising.The Southwest Florida Chapter of AFP has over 140 development professionals and Executive Directors as members. For more information, visit www.afpswfl.org or call 941-921-5410.