We wouldn't be able to serve our members to the best of our abilities without the passion and dedication of our AFP chapter committees. They're also a great way for you to get involved with the chapter and network with others! 

Career Services Committee
Committee Chair: Jerry Diaz, CFRE
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Committee Objectives:
This committee oversees the following: facilitates the communication of career opportunities, plans career-related workshops annually, supports and promotes the national AFP website regarding career opportunities, provides resume career and counseling services and assist collegiate chapters in their efforts.  Committee members are asked to participate actively in one or more of these areas.

Meeting time and place to be determined by the committee.

Communications Committee
Committee Chair: Catherine Vitek
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Committee Objective: 
The Communications Committee serves to increase the visibility and recognition of the Chapter as the leader in the knowledge and practice of professional fundraising and philanthropy. We are responsible for all internal/external communications, and work with other committees in promoting the benefits and programs of our Chapter. Areas of focus include chapter newsletter, flyers, powerpoint presentations, press releases, website, and social media.

Meeting time and place to be determined by the committee.

Diversity Committee
Committee Chair: Melia Smith
Contact Information: Reach out to Melia

Committee Objective: 
The role of the committee is to promote inclusion, diversity, equity and access among our members in order to attract and recruit from diverse communities such as the Hispanic, Asian, African American, Native American and LGBTQIA+ communities. The committee advances philanthropy by promoting a better appreciation of how culture and different values impact the way people give.

The IDEA Committee meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month via Zoom.

Education Committee
Committee Chair: Stephanie Ann Walsh, MBA, 
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Committee Objective:  
To implement educational programs through special guest speakers, workshops and other programs, and through the dissemination of information in articles in the newsletter, handouts, etc, that foster the professional growth of chapter members and others in the field of fundraising. Committee members will help plan coordinate a variety of programs and events including monthly AFP luncheons, workshops and the AFP Audio Conference Series. Members will also help secure sponsorships to support AFP programming and publicize education programming for members.

Committee Description:
The Education Committee is responsible for implementing educational programs to foster the professional growth of chapter members and potential members in the field of fund raising. The committee ensures that such programs and materials are consistent with the values and ethics embraced by AFP.

Advancement Committee
Committee Chair: Liz Kaplan, CFRE
Contact Information: Reach out to Liz Kaplan

Committee Objective:
To educate the membership about the importance of supporting the fundraising profession through their personal philanthropy, and for conducting an annual campaign to support the AFP Foundation as well as local educational programs. Committee members will also work with chapter members to solicit support for the Every Member Campaign.

Meeting time and place to be determined by the committee.

Membership Services Committee
Committee Chair: Amber Johnson
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Committee Objective: 
To coordinate all activities related to Chapter membership, including analyzing membership program data and ongoing communication with all prospective, current, and lapsed members via email, telephone and direct mail.

The Membership Committee meets on the third Friday of every month.  Please contact for time/location.

Philanthropy Day Committee
Committee Chair: Naquana Borrero, CFRE & Tiffany Luu
Contact Information: Reach out to Naquana Borrero | Reach out to Tiffany Luu

Committee Objective:  
For 35 years, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Arizona Chapter has celebrated National Philanthropy Day by recognizing those who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to leadership in philanthropy and volunteerism at the annual Philanthropy Leadership Awards.

Held in November, the event is attended by more than 500 nonprofit executives, board members, civic leaders and philanthropists each year. A member volunteer committee organizes all logistical aspects of the annual event, including the Leadership Awards, Spirit of Philanthropy Awards, production of a tribute video, invitations, reservations and publicity.

Meeting time and location to be determined by the committee.

Professional Mentoring Committee
Committee Chair: Lauren Smith, CFRE & Torrie Yerkovich
Contact Information:  Reach out to Lauren Smith | Reach out to Victoria Yerkovich

Committee Objective: 
To develop curriculum and structured mentor program for new development professionals.

Committee members assist in the recruitment of prospective mentees and mentors, evaluate mentee candidate applications and select and match mentees and mentors for each year's new class, plan and prepare for each year's calendar of activities and events, and participate in the evaluation of the program.

Meeting time and location to be determined by the committee.

Sponsorship Committee
Committee Chair: Rafael Cantu
Contact Information: Reach out to Rafael Cantu