Welcome to the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Hampton Roads Chapter, We serve communities from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg, the Eastern Shore to the Outer Banks and all points in between. As a member, you are connected directly to 150+ development professionals in our chapter, and united with thousands more around the US and the globe.   

For 50 years, AFP has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising, and our chapter is one of more than 240 AFP chapters throughout the world. As a member of AFP-HR you have the opportunity to network and connect with fellow members who bring the enthusiasm of those new to the profession and the wisdom of those with decades of years of fundraising experience. 

AFP provides a breadth of online educational resources for development professionals. We offer a variety of professional education and networking opportunities in the region including virtual educational programs and member meetings, a Fundraising Leadership Symposium, and professional development opportunities.

Each November, AFP-HR sponsors a National Philanthropy Day (NPD) celebration.  This is a premiere event recognizing philanthropic leaders throughout Hampton Roads who make a difference and impact lives. At NPD, we bring together more than 600 non-profit professionals, philanthropists, volunteers, and guests to celebrate the extraordinary change made possible by philanthropy in our community.

We have been recognized by AFP Global and have received AFP IDEA Champion Designation for our efforts to advance AFP’s Inclusion and Influence Strategic Goal, and our chapter’s successful efforts to perform specific activities designed to increase IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy in all cultures. AFP-HR has also received the Ten Star Award for outstanding achievements and dedication to increasing professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of philanthropy. 

We have amazing educational programs and pop-ups planned throughout 2022. We welcome all chapter members to get involved by joining a committee.  If you are not a member yet, please watch our Facebook page for information and planned activities.  

Please feel free to contact me at info@afp-hr.org if you have any questions about the AFP-Hampton Roads Chapter.

Joy A. Eyrolles, MPA, CFRE
2022 AFP-HR President

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AFP-HR Mission Statement
To be recognized as the premier fundraising resource for professionals to learn, collaborate and grow together for a vibrant Hampton Roads community.

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