dcWelcome to the AFP Greater Los Angeles Chapter website. We are committed to supporting development professionals throughout the greater Los Angeles area of California. We have over 500 active AFP members, who serve as development directors, fundraising consultants, grant writers, volunteer fundraisers, foundation executives, and other individuals dedicated to fundraising and philanthropy.

The AFP Greater Los Angeles Chapter has regularly scheduled lunch meetings featuring local speakers and topics relevant to our everyday work. The chapter also offers educational and networking opportunities such as the local area Round Tables, Advanced Executive Forums, Young Professional Education Series, & National Philanthropy Day® in conjunction with our Regional Philanthropy Conference. Check out the chapter calendar for a schedule of what's happening and where!


  • July Newsletter

    The first time Melanie Lundquist herself raised funds was in 1956, when she went door to door for the March of Dimes. While she found philanthropy intriguing, Lundquist never thought she would be able to be a philanthropist herself. As she matured, however, she took her parents’ repeated advice to heart: “When you leave this world, it had better be a better world for your having been here.”

    Today Melanie and her husband Richard are definitely making the world better, most notably for the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools and Torrance Memorial Medical Center, but also for several other organizations where they feel their philanthropy can make a real difference. 

    We are thrilled to welcome Melanie as our opening keynote speaker November 7 at the AFP-GLAC Regional Philanthropy Conference, “Inspiring Philanthropy.”  You won’t want to miss it.

    And let me extend my gratitude to all of you as well:  you, too, are making this a better world, because of your work, inspiring philanthropy.   On behalf of the entire community, thank you!

    Click here to read our July newsletter.

    With appreciation,

    Cynthia Nickell, AFP-GLAC President 2018

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