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We focus on delivering innovative educational programs and events to help you reach your goals.  We meet on the second Monday of each month at Bonefish Grill in Pensacola an these meetings around open to members, guests and the public.  AFP West Florida is your link to professional networking luncheons; roundtable sessions; programs for advanced executives, mid-career professionals, and those new to the field. We also offer opportunities for volunteering, sponsor special events like National Philanthropy Day, and much more.

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For more information, contact AFP West Florida President, Shelly Nightengale, at snightengale@uwf.edu or (850) 384-0260.

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  • NPD Nominees Announced

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   
    CONTACT: Maegan Leonard

    Oct. 2, 2018                                                                                       
    Phone: 850-582-1478


    Winners will be awarded during the annual luncheon

    Pensacola, Fla. – The Association of Fundraising Professionals West Florida Chapter proudly announces the nominees for the 2018 National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon.

    Several individuals and organizations were nominated for their philanthropic efforts including Ascend Performance Materials, Terrance L. Berling, Lauren Bonner, Megan Chapman, Cokesbury United Methodist Church, Nolan Costa and his band Classic June, Barry and Laura Cole, Highpointe Hotel Corporation, Impact 100, Robert H. Kahn, Jr. Family Foundation, Kia AutoSport of Pensacola, Janice R. Miller , Navy Federal Credit Union, Northeast Pensacola Sertoma, Panhandle Charitable Open, Tia Robbins, Andrea Rosenbaum, Southern Youth Sports Association, Marty Stanovich and Bob Young.

    In addition to these nominees, AFP West Florida Chapter is proud to honor Jane Sabel Kugelman with a special Lifetime Achievement Award.

    All nominees will be recognized and winners announced during the annual luncheon at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Pensacola Grand Hotel, 200 E. Gregory St. Reservations are now open at https://community.afpglobal.org/afpflwestchapter/home. Tickets for the luncheon are $35 for AFP members and $45 for non-members until Nov. 9. Walk-ins will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for $50 per person. Sponsorship opportunities and tables are also available.

    In celebration of APF West Florida Chapter’s 30th Anniversary, there will be an after-hours social at Polonza Bistro, 286 N. Palafox Place, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. All nominees, guests and community members are invited to attend. The event is graciously sponsored by Pam Schwartz.

    National Philanthropy Day is designed to celebrate and highlight the accomplishments of giving, volunteering and charitable engagement within our community. For more information, please contact afpwestfl@gmail.com.


    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), an international organization comprised of over 30,000 fundraisers in more than 230 chapters from around the world works to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The West Florida Chapter is comprised of members primarily from Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. For additional information on the organization including information on membership, visit the West Florida Chapter website at http://afpwestflorida.afpnet.org.
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