AFP SoCo Home
Association of Fundraising Professionals Southern Colorado Chapter

Creating a vibrant community of professionals in Southern Colorado

Newsletter Sign Up

Summit on Philanthropy

AFP Southern Colorado Proudly Announces Our 12th Annual Summit on Philanthropy!

AFP SoCo Summit on Philanthropy


Friday, September 28, 2018


Berger Hall on the UCCS Campus, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918


8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

AFP National Philanthropy Day


We will discuss the life of a small shop fundraiser, with lessons that can be used in organizations of any size. Learn practical ideas to increase your income that you can put into action tomorrow. You’ll see ways to save time and money, while increasing response rates. You will walk away equipped with the tools you need to take care of yourself and to raise more!

Top Reasons for Attending the Summit on Philanthropy

  • Grow your fundraising knowledge and skills
  • Network with other fundraising professionals
  • Honor two local fundraisers


Register by Wednesday, Sept. 26th

Save Your Spot Today!


Scholarships Are Available

Please contact Gina Taranto at for more information about our scholarship program.

Group Discounts Are Available

If your organization is planning to send 3 or more people to this event, please contact Colleen Lester, our AFP SoCo Chapter Admin, at for more information about our group rates.

UCCS Student Rate Is Available

If you are a student at UCCS and would like to attend this event, please contact Colleen Letser, our AFP SoCo Chapter Admin, at for more information about our student rates.

Featured Speaker - Simon Scriver

Simon Scriver

Simon Scriver, CFRE
Fundraising Expert

Simon received Fundraising Ireland's 'Small Budget, Big Impact' award in 2016, and has previously won Supplier of the Year, Eircom's Start-up Award and the Toastmasters UK & Ireland International Speech Contest. A board member of a small non-profit ‘Making Connections’, he also sits on the Advisory Panel of Rogare, the international fundraising think tank, and is a member of the Institute of Fundraising and the AFP.

Simon also offers consultancy to some of the biggest and smallest charities in Ireland and abroad. He offers advice and training to non-profits to make their fundraising more cost-effective, speaking regularly at international conferences. He is the only person in Ireland with a CFRE, a Diploma in Fundraising and a Certificate in Fundraising. Read more about Simon Scriver >>>

Keynote Speaker 

Regina WintersRegina Winters, MPA
Assistant Dean & Senior Instructor at UCCS School of Public Affairs

The keynote address, which is scheduled for presentation during the lunch and awards portion of the program, will focus enriching the ethical toolbox of nonprofit leaders serving organizations of various sizes and missions, providing local insight by interlacing Colorado philanthropy trends and practitioner stories. We are offering a special 'lunch only' registration to allow those fundraisers who can only spend a few hours during the day to benefit from this topic.

Read more about Regina Winters >>

Congratulations to Our Award Winners

Fundraising Executive



Leadership and Excellence

Our Highest Award

 Martin Wood   Dolores Cromeens

Martin Wood
Senior Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and Development
University of Colorado Colorado Springs


Dolores 'Dee' Cromeens
Executive Officer,
Pikes Peak Library District Foundation
Chief Development Officer for the Pikes Peak Library District (Retired)

Exhibitor/Sponsor Opportunities

Join the Summit on Philanthropy as a Premier Sponsor!
Top 3 Reasons Your Organization Should be Involved.

Has your organization considered sponsorship opportunities for the 12th Annual Summit on Philanthropy? The 2018 event takes place Friday, September 28, inside Berger Hall at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

The Summit on Philanthropy is AFP SoCo’s peak professional development event of the fundraising year and remains one of the largest gathering of fundraisers in Colorado. Attended by a wide variety of fundraising professionals – including Executive Directors, Philanthropy Directors, Marketing /Donor Relations, and front-line fundraisers – the Summit is an excellent engagement point with the nonprofit sector. Supporting the conference through sponsorship and exhibiting provides a unique opportunity to showcase to our influential market.

Check out the top three reasons you and your organization should be interested in sponsorship:
  1. Promote your organization, company, brand, and services or products to the fundraising community.
  2. Connect directly with over 150 philanthropy professionals from across southern Colorado.
  3. Make change by supporting philanthropy. The Summit on Philanthropy is the culminating time that we support and engage fundraisers, as well as celebrate their year-long dedication and accomplishments, which enhance our local communities.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and supporting the Summit on Philanthropy, please download our Exhibitor/Sponsor Opportunities or contact AFP SoCo Summit Chairwoman, Carissa Gump, at


  l Pomar - A Foundation for Colorado  
  UCCS - Give Now!  


Colorado Nonprofit Association Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable DocuMart
Ent Business Banking Give! Hotel Eleganté
imiPromo PPLD El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center WhirlyBall
  UCCS School of Public Affairs  

Spots are still available for this educational seminar and networking event!

Join us to learn how to enhance your fundraising competency while networking with other professionals. Celebrate with us as we honor two of southern Colorado's outstanding fundraisers during a special luncheon presentation!

Register Today!

AFPSoCo Logo
© AFP Southern Colorado

P.O. Box 231
Colorado Springs, CO 80901

How can we help?
Connect with us
on social media!

facebook    Linked In
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software