I.D.E.A. (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access)
The I.D.E.A. Committee oversees the development of programming which addresses the needs of diverse fundraisers in the profession.  Contact the Chairs! Shenise Foote at, or Daryel Peake at

The Membership Committee is responsible for membership recruitment and retention activities for the AFP Greater Detroit Chapter.  Contact the Chairs! Alexandria Armstrong at, or Michele Hines at

National Philanthropy Day

The National Philanthropy Day Committee is responsible for the planning and coordination of the Chapter’s annual observance of the National Philanthropy Day, and determines the awardees for National Philanthropy Day. Contact the Chairs! Marc Berke at, or Marah Casey at

Education and Programs
The Education & Programs Committee is responsible for developing programs which educate, inform, encourage and provide professional development for Chapter membership as well as non-member professionals. Contact the Chairs! Angie Schmucker, CFRE,, or Avni Thomas, CFRE,

Contact the Chair! Ashley Calhoun at

Fisher Fellows & Mentorship
The Marjorie S. Fisher Fellows program strives to educate and empower the future generation of fundraisers in the region and is supported through the generosity of the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation. The Mentorship Committee is responsible for developing a comprehensive mentoring program. Mentoring is categorically a benefit of membership; therefore only members of the Greater Detroit Chapter may participate in the mentoring program. Contact the Chair! Erin Lin at

Oversees the governance of the chapter, including bylaws, board policies, nominations, recruitment, orientation, board development, board self-evaluation, and structure.  Contact the Chair! Steve Ragan at