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Central Valley
Fundraisers Conference

Space is limited and spots are filling up!


Invite a board member, your CEO or a coworker to join you for this amazing day of learning and peer networking. You will find many opportunities learn new skills that will benefit your organization and those you serve. 

Volunteers, Fundraisers, Development Professionals, Grant Seekers, Board Members, Executive Directors and all others who are interested.


  • Excellent content presented by seasoned professionals
  • Fundraising Tips you can use every day
  • Beginner and Advanced tracks 
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Vendor exhibits throughout the day


 A great value for $149


Members save $50 - only $99!


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2019 Diversity Scholarship Applications 


Diversity can mean just about anything, and anyone can offer diversity to our community. AFP Yosemite Chapter offers four Diversity Scholarships each year - one per quarter. You are eligile to apply if you've never been an AFP member. If your'e selected from the applicants, you will receive a one year membership to AFP. Our next deadline is September 30. Instructions are included with the application. Apply now!


Congratulations to our second quarter
Diversity Scholarship Recipient!


Angelique Correia with the Gallo Center for the Arts has been awarded a one-year membership with AFP Yosemite Chapter. Welcome, Angelique!


Members Only


Calling All
AFP Yosemite Chapter Members!
The Chapter Board is in the process of seeking nominations from you, our members, for the 2020 Chapter Board of Directors. If you or someone you know would be interested in serving our Chapter, please let us know! 
All nominations submitted for the following Board positions will be considered by the Committee on Directorship, who will present the slate of candidates in early November. Members will have the opportunity to vote on the 2020 Chapter Board of Directors. 
  • President Elect
  • Treasurer
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Assistant Secretary
  • VP Membership
  • Assistant Membership
  • VP Education (2)
  • CFRE Accreditation
  • Diversity Chair
  • Ethics
  • Members-at-Large (2-3)
Please email your nominations to We look forward to hearing from you. 
Now Accepting Chamberlain Scholarship Applications
Would you like to attend the 2020 AFP ICON in Baltimore, Maryland next spring? Here's your chance! if you've never attended an AFP International Conference (AFP ICON) yu are eligible to apply for this year's Chamberlain Scholarship. One lucky member will be awarded registration fees to attend ICON. AFP Yosemite Chapter can assist with travel expenses. Learn more and download the application here.
Application Deadline: October 3, 2019 





Mentoring Program:

Are you in need of fundraising advice? AFP Yosemite Chapter has several members,experts in their fields, who are willing to mentor fellow fundraisers. To inquire, use this form.


Regarding Lunch Meetings:

AFP Yosemite Chapter strives to provide programs that are approved for CFRE Credit, increasing your opportunities for professional growth. As our Chapter grows, it is our wish to continue offering high quality educational opportunities and programming. In order to accomplish this, we find it neccessary to increase the cost of our lunch meetings. Effective our September meeting, lunch costs will increase to $25 for members and to $35 for nonmembers.


Association of Fundraising Professionals,
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CVFC October 11, 2019


Sutter Health Education Center










Save the Date


Throughout the year, AFP Yosemite Chapter offers a variety of education sessions to help its members grow as fundraising professionals. Check out these upcoming events and mark your calendars!


October 11, 2019 - CVFC Central Valley Fundraisers Conference. 


November 7, 2019 - TBA


December 5, 2019 - CFRE

Know Your Network


AFP Yosemite Chapter welcomes our newest member: Angelique Correia, Gallo Center for the Arts; and Yolanda Meraz, Stanislaus Community Foundation.


Renewing Members this month are George Boodrookas, Modesto Junior College Foundation; Julie Echardt, Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation; Rick Fritzemeier, Youth for Christ; Kathy Hobby, Stanislaus Education Foundation/SCOE; Mitzi Lucas, Central Catholic High School; Craig Orona, Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanislaus County; and Elizabeth Wright, Inter-Faith Ministries of Greater Modesto.



Be the Cause


Have you made a gift to AFP Foundation's Be The Cause yetPlease consider giving now!


AFP Foundation is how AFP helps us with scholaships and makes other learning oppotunities available. Use the link below to 

Job Postings


AFP Yosemite Chapter occasionally is informed of job openings that we have agreed to post on our website. Our Chapter includes members from Stanislaus, Merced and San Joaquin Counties. Job posts for Members and Member Organizations are FREE! Non-members may submit a 30-day post request for $25.00.


We do not have current job posts at this time.


Do you have an opening? Post on our website!

Please Update Your
​Contact Info!

AFP Yosemite Chapter is in the process of updating our email and snail mail database. How can you help? Please follow this link to update your contact information today.



 Community Events


AFP Yosemite Chapter wants to help you spread the word about your upcoming events. Do you have an event you'd like to share? Please send the information to and we’ll post it right here in our monthly newsletter. Please send your request at least 45 days prior to the event so we can make sure it's published in time.


About AFP 


The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in nearly 200 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. For more information,






AFP Yosemite Chapter Contact Information:


By mail:

P.O. Box 1168

Modesto, CA 95354


By Email:


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Lunch Meeting Reservation /

Refund Policy

  • If you register for the meeting and pay in advance via Paypal and are unable to attend, you will NOT receive a refund for your payment.
  • If you register in advance without paying and are unable to attend, you will be billed for lunch via PayPal invoice, due and payable on receipt.
  •  If you register and pay in advance but inform us of your inability to attend before the RSVP deadline we will refund your payment. Under the same circumstances if you don’t pay but let us know before the deadline, you will not receive an invoice.
  • We will not carry over your payment to the following month’s meeting.
  • You may designate another to attend in your place in order to retain the value of your registration. In the case where a non-member substitute is designated, that person must pay the balance of $5.00 to attend.
  • Walk-ins, please note: Preregistered attendees will be given priority for lunch. If you don't register in advance, we are unable guarantee adequate food for everyone. You will be charged to attend.