Diversity Fellows & Coaches





Every year, AFP honors chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan.  Chapters receive the Friends of Diversity Designation for performing specific activities designed to increase diversity and inclusion within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy.
  Of the 244 chapters in AFP, 98 chapters received the 2021 Friends of Diversity Designation.

AFP IDEA - Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access 

AFP is committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) in the fundraising profession, the philanthropic sector and through all of society. AFP is involved in numerous projects and partnerships related to IDEA. Visit afpidea.org to learn more. 


Diversity Fellows & Coach Program 
 The Fellows Program offers the opportunity to learn through interaction with peers that have significant fundraising experience (at least five years).  Coaches may advise on career paths, share information on regional development conferences and seminars or provide more detailed information relating to specific aspects of development.  The guidance and relationship overall will be guided primarily by the desires of the fellow.  The Fellows Program is intended to further the career skills and objectives of beginning/early development professionals or members new to the area.  It is not designated to provide long term or extensive organizational assistance. 

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Hear from two former Fellows!


Sophie Leveille 
2020 Diversity Fellow

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Amanda Bonilla 
2020 Diversity Fellow

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Hear from a current Coach!



Toni S. Paz, CFRE
2021 Diversity Co-Chair & Coach

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Congratulations 2021 Diversity Program Participants!


Fellows Coaches 
Susan Beckett Mitchell Sarah Embro 
Abby Bullard   Randy Gorod 
Cozy Brents   Rachel Stanley
Kelli Colter Liz Loreti, CFRE
Jabir Donaldson  Jason Keene
Katy Gardner Linda McNay 
Kelly Harper  Beth Keller, CFRE
Keisha Lacy Juanita Sheppard, CFRE
Adrienne Miller Toni S. Paz, CFRE
Amanda Phillips Kate McNeely, CFRE
Makini Slaughter  Greg Cole, CFRE 
Brenda Solis  Ben Minor
Precious West Collins Desselle
Shanequa Williams Steven Miller, CFRE


For more information on the Diversity Fellows/Coach program, please contact Mentoring Co-Chairs,
Terrica Ganzy and/or Toni Paz, CFRE