"Like many of my colleagues, I didn’t find fundraising; fundraising found me. So as a newer fundraiser, being a member of AFP SOCO has provided me with tremendous opportunities to connect and grow with other fundraising professionals in our community through Coffee Chats, Lunch & Learns, Summits, and more. That’s why I am so thrilled and grateful to have been selected by my colleagues at AFP SOCO to receive a Chamberlain Scholarship to attend AFP ICON for the first time. At AFP ICON, I am excited to learn from and connect with fundraising professionals from around the globe. As a Chamberlain Scholarship recipient, I look forward to honoring the memory of Ralph E. Chamberlain, CFRE by making the most of my AFP ICON experience and giving back to AFP SOCO as a new board member. Thank you to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and AFP SOCO for providing this scholarship award to fulfill a fundraising bucket list item!"