Diversity Fellows


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, 90 chapters received the 2019 Friends of Diversity Designation. 
The Fellows Program offers the opportunity to learn through interaction with peers that have significant fundraising experience (at least five years).  Mentors 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. 

 Diversity Fellows Program 

2019 Fellows 

Adewunmi_Oke.png          Adewunmi Oke 

         Brittany Heath 

         Jamelia Johnson 


         Margot Wielgus 

         Melissa Ehrhardt 

         Olivia Czufin 

         Shan Hayes 

         Shelia Cook 

          Tiffany Scott 

            Jennifer Welborn 

2019 Mentors 

Bryan Vinson 
Randy Gorod 
Christy Eckoff, CFRE
Toni Paz, CFRE
Linda McNay 
Alisa Smallwood, CFRE
Juan McGruder, CFRE
Kym Estis 

Upcoming Events

March 31 - April 2, 2019
*AFP International Conference 

San Antonio, TX 

April 15 - April 19, 2019
*CASE/AADO Conference 

Conrad, IN 

May 17, 2019 
Lunch and Learn
12:00 - 1:15 pm  
"Effective Fundraising with Your Board" 
Location TBD

July 11, 2019 
Lunch and Learn 
12:00 - 1:15 pm 
"Ask the Expert" 

Location TBD 

September 12, 2019 

Lunch and Learn 
12:00 - 1:15 pm 
"Charting Your Development Future"
San Francisco Coffee Roasting Company 

November 14, 2019 
Lunch and Learn 
12:00 - 1:15 pm 
Closing Session 
Location TBD 

December 10, 2019 
AFP Chapter Meeting 
8:00 - 9:00 am 
Program Celebration 

*Please note the AFP International and CASE/AADO Conferences require additional registration fees and are not covered through the 2019 Diversity Fellows Program. Scholarship opportunities are available. 

For more information on the Diversity Fellows / Mentor program, please contact Christian Murphy