Welcome to AFP Maryland Chapter!

AFP Maryland is your source for professional development in Baltimore, Annapolis, and the surrounding counties!

Nearly 400 members and other development professionals meet frequently to learn from AFP-International’s resources and participate in a range of chapter offerings, including: 

Regular programs and events that provide a wide range of education and training and opportunities for networking; roundtables to connect with peers around topics of interest and relevance; mentoring that brings experienced professionals together with those new to fundraising or who want to learn a new skill; a local job bank for job seekers; plus our annual Fundraising Day conference and National Philanthropy Day celebration. Check us out, join our chapter, get involved, and celebrate our profession.

George & Betsy Sherman Selected as 2018 Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year; and the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund Chosen as the 2018 Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation of the Year

True to the meaning of philanthropy, the Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year Award and the Outstanding Foundation of the Year Award both recognize the contribution of money, along with time and skill, to promote the well-being of others and the betterment of the community. Recipients and nominees of these awards exemplify the true spirit of giving. View list of past recipients

AFP Maryland is delighted to announce the selection of George and Betsy Sherman as the 2018 Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year and the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund as the 2018 Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation of the Year. Both will be honored at the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon Celebration in Maryland on Wednesday, November 14.   Tickets to the event will go on sale in August.  

Honor an Outstanding Youth Fundraiser or Unsung Hero!

Each year, AFP Maryland honors community agents of philanthropy at its National Philanthropy Day Celebration.  National Philanthropy Day is celebrated nationally each year as a way of giving special recognition to those in our community who work to improve our world in every possibly way.  We thank Connelly & Assoc. Fundraising, LLC for being the Presenting Sponsor of our event this year. 

Nominees selected to receive an award will be notified in August 2018. Awards winners must be present to accept their award at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Wednesday, November 14, 2018  at the Baltimore Renaissance Harborplace Hotel. 

The deadline for nominations has been extended to July 5

Learn More and Submit Nomination

Fundraising Day in Maryland with Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Luncheon Honoring Ray Daue

Presented By: Connelly & Assoc. Fundraising, LLC

Nearly 100 fundraisers attended the annual Fundraising Day in Maryland Conference on June 4 at the BWI Airport Marriott for professional development.

Ericka Alston-Buck, Chief Strategist at EAB Strategy & Impact and founder of The Kids Safe Zone  kicked off the day with an inspiring morning keynote and special guest, Franklyn Baker, President and CEO of United Way of Central Maryland delivered an insightful luncheon keynote.

Ray Daue was honored as the 2018 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year before a crowd of 350 fundraisers and community leaders.

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