The formation of AFP's collegiate chapters is an important way the association is working to foster the next generation of fundraisers. Collegiate chapters will be required annually to assess needs on their campuses and develop projects to address those needs. For these projects, the chapter may collaborate with other professional organizations on campus (e.g. student chapters of the American Marketing Association, Public Relations Society of America, etc.) and with campus fraternities and sororities.
Collegiate chapters must be sponsored by an existing AFP chapter that will work closely with its collegiate partner on a variety of initiatives. AFP is intending that members of the collegiate chapter will get involved with its sponsoring chapter's activities, including National Philanthropy Day®, Youth in Philanthropy and other programs.
In Central Kentucky, AFP Bluegrass has been proud to lead the way by sponsoring the Thoroughbred Chapter, based at the University of Kentucky. Contact Jan Swauger for more information.