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Dear Fellow Members of the AFP NJ, Southern Chapter,

As Nominating Chair of the Executive Team, it is my privilege to share with you the list of volunteers that have been nominated to represent our Chapter for the next term. I offer these names with gratitude for their willingness to serve our proud Chapter. As a member, if you would like to nominate another candidate for any of these positions or the open position, please do so by emailing me (cpolito@ccsfundraising.com) and Julie Fink (julie_fink@comcast.net) by December 30, 2020. The vote will commence on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 via electronic vote and close on Friday January 8, 2021. New Chapter representatives will be announced on Monday January 11, 2021 with their term starting immediately.

Thank you all again for the opportunity to serve our Chapter.

Chris Polito
Chapter President & Nominations Chair

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AFP NJ, Southern Chapter serves Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem counties in the southernmost region of the state. Chartered in August 2008, the NJ Southern Chapter membership includes more than 50 fundraising professionals in healthcare, hospice care, social services, education, non-profit arts and culture, professional consultants and member associations. The AFP New Jersey Southern Chapter is acknowledged as a valuable, collaborative and representative resource by South Jersey’s non-profit community, and serves as a model for thought leadership around philanthropy in a diverse and welcoming environment.

We proudly announce the current slate of candidates for the Chapter Executive Board.

AFP NJ, Southern Chapter Executive Board 2021-2023

Board Positions are for a two-year term unless otherwise noted.

PRESIDENT
(1-year term)

Christopher Polito
Senior Vice President, CCS Fundraising 

PRESIDENT-ELECT
(1-year term, President term to begin 2022)

Julie Fink, CFRE
Director of Development, Jefferson Health Foundation NJ

VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP 
Seth Mirowitz
Executive Vice President, Jewish Community Foundation 

VICE PRESIDENT EDUCATION & ETHICS
Lavinia Awosanya, CFRE
Chief Development Officer, Food Bank South Jersey 

TREASURER 
Ellen Krivchenia 
Director, Legacy & Planned GivingDeborah Hospital Foundation 

COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR 
Valerie Buickerood
Director
 of Engagement & Communications, Hopeworks Camden 

NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY CO-CHAIRS
Julie Fink, CFRE
Director of Development, Jefferson Health Foundation NJ 

Fran Wise
Director of Development
AVANZAR (formerly the Women’s Center)

I.D.E.A. CHAIR (INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND ACCESS)
OPEN POSITION 
The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (I.D.E.A.) chair works to implement and monitor the chapter’s I.D.E.A  goals and objectives and to insure that inclusion, diversity, equity, and access are incorporated into all aspects of the chapter’s operations.  

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AFP NJ, Southern Chapter serves Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem counties in the southern-most region of the state. Chartered in August 2008, the NJ, Southern Chapter membership includes more than 50 fundraising professionals in healthcare, hospice care, social services, education, non-profit arts and culture, professional consultants and member associations. The AFP New Jersey Southern Chapter is acknowledged as a valuable, collaborative and representative resource by South Jersey’s non-profit community, and serves as a model for thought leadership around philanthropy in a diverse and welcoming environment.


We focus on delivering innovative educational programs and events to help you reach your goals. AFP NJ Southern Chapter is your link to professional networking breakfasts; 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. Help make AFP NJ Southern Chapter work for you! Contact us at cpolito@ccsfundraising.com to learn more and get involved!

Please check out our programs, volunteer opportunities and get to know your Chapter leaders. If you're not a member, join today and be connected!

For membership information please contact Julie Fink at (609) 407-2393 or julie.fink@atlanticare.org. Chapter dues are $55.

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  • AFP NJ, Southern Chapter - 2021 Planning

    Jan 21, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (ET)
    We are excited to kick off a new year of meetings, educational programs, and events with our first virtual meeting on January 21, 2021 at 9 a.m. Join us for a virtual roundtable discussion to help plan our year.

    The board of AFP NJ, Southern Chapter recognizes the unique challenges that nonprofits of all sizes and sectors are facing in the fallout of COVID-19. To better serve the membership and to be responsive to your needs, we are requesting your input for our 2021 programming.

    Moderator Chris Polito, Senior Vice President of CCS Fundraising, will lead the discussion and share recent examples of successful pivots from non-profit clients around the country in the areas of fundraising priorities, virtual events, staffing, etc. and will help us identify areas where AFP NJ, Southern Chapter can craft education events to help in the areas that are most important to you.

    Please come prepared to share:

    - One or two key challenges your organization is facing
    - What professional development you need to help navigate these challenges
    - What has worked well for your organization this past year
    - Suggestions for speakers and presenters

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