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Announcing Our June 15th Lunch and Learn Program

Christi-Marie Butler, Vice-President for Philanthropy at Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation, will lead the discussion for our June program on Face-to-Face Visits. Join us and learn from a seasoned development professional what to do to get the meeting, how to prepare, what to talk about when you’re there, and how to follow-up.

Please contact Cari Karns, Programs Chair, at if you have questions about this event.

Approved for CFRE Continuing Education Points Full participation in this program is applicable for 1.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

sponsored by Space Foundation       This event is sponsored by Space Foundation

Our Monthly Mixer is on the 3rd Tuesday of every Month

Meet us at Hacienda Colorado, 5246 North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 in April, May, and June

Socialize from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM - come and go as you please. Meet our Board Members and network with other development professionals.  Your first drink and appetizers are provided by AFP. Bring a colleague (or two) and get to know your local professionals!

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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