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Our Summit on Philanthropy

Friday, September 28th
Berger Hall on the UCCS Campus
8:00am - 3:30pm

This year's Summit features a speaker hailing from Ireland! Simon Scriver, an internationally renowned fundraising expert, will discuss the life of a small shop fundraiser during two morning sessions, with lessons that can be used in organizations of any size. 

Regina Winters, Assistant Dean of the School of Public Affairs and a Senior Instructor in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, will present the keynote address about how to enrich the ethical toolbox of nonprofit leaders serving organizations of various sizes and missions, providing local insight by interlacing Colorado philanthropy trends and practitioner stories.

For more information about this local seminar, including the new location and new format, please visit our website

Please contact Colleen Lester, Chapter Admin, at if you have questions about this event.

CFRE Social is Scheduled for Thursday, September 27th

Location: Tap Traders, 3104 N Nevada Ave Unit 100, 80907

Calling all CFRE certificants! Please join Summit Speaker Simon Scrivner, the only person in Ireland with a Certificate in Fundraising, a Diploma in Fundraising, and a CFRE, for a relaxed evening of networking and socializing. Join us to celebrate your achievement and mix & mingle with your peers. Enjoy free appetizers and your first drink on AFP SoCo.

Kindly RSVP online (free) by Wednesday, September 26th so we have a headcount for food and drink! (CFRE certificants only please.)

Interested in Serving on the AFP SoCo Board of Directors?

Have you ever thought about being on the board for our local chapter? We have board spots available! The chapter is comprised of talented AFP members who plan and implement programs that support the professional growth of our members, and whose support helps to advance the fundraising profession in our region. Serving in this leadership capacity provides you the opportunity to help set direction of the organization, enhances the value of your membership, increases your leadership skills, and supports your fellow colleagues.

Board members are expected to maintain current AFP membership, attend monthly board meetings, serve on a committee, and attend as many chapter functions as possible. Board service would begin January 2019. Anyone interested in serving or for more information is invited to send an email to chapter president, Jennifer Malenky, at

Get involved and make a difference!

A Message from Your AFP SoCo President

I am honored to be stepping into the role of President of AFP-Southern Colorado, most recently filled by the extraordinary Gina Taranto. Building on our legacy of excellence in leadership, we are proud and excited to offer you the best in professional fundraising educational opportunities, networking with colleagues, and support of the profession through best practices sharing.

Our quarterly Lunch & Learn series will continue to bring you relevant topics to increase your skills and effectiveness. We are currently planning topics such as donor stewardship, managing your donor pipeline, and building a culture of philanthropy.

We are also exploring providing more scholarships to enhance your professional development. In addition to the Chamberlain scholarship, which sends a first-time attendee to the AFP International Fundraising Conference, we will be offering scholarship support for obtaining the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential. Look for details to come later this year.

We always love to welcome new faces to our monthly mixers, held the third Tuesday of every month at varying locations. Ours is a warm, welcoming, and collegial group! Bring a friend or colleague; the first drink is always on us!

Your AFP-Southern Colorado Board of Directors passionately believe in the power of philanthropy to change and transform lives by promoting what is best in the profession and advocating for ethical practices and donor interest. Please share your feedback, ideas, and suggestions with us! We are here to be of service to you, and to the profession we all love.

I personally welcome your thoughts and ideas at any time – please contact me at

Welcome to another new year of fundraising success!


Jennifer Malenky, MBA, CFRE

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