Hello Fellow AFP Maryland Chapter Members!

Wow – the power of women coming together to achieve their goal is extremely energizing this month with the United States women’s national soccer team carrying home the World Cup title.

We recognize that women and men are different in so many ways, and their philanthropic spirit is just one example. Of donors in 2018, 93 percent of high-net-worth women gave money to charity last year, compared to 87 percent of high-net-worth men, according to the 2018 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy. These women are giving to causes focused on women and girls too, including women’s health issues, violence against women, reproductive health and girls’ education and development.

I’ve witnessed this first hand and have some specific observations to share with you. 

  • Boomer women are more confident and strategic in their philanthropy. Boomer women are very traditional in their giving and are hesitant to try new ways to give. 
  • Millennial women are more likely to lead with their heart and take a more social approach to giving. They are more likely to try new forms of giving such as giving circles or crowdsourcing.
  • Women tend to be more spontaneous, engaged and empathetic than their male counterparts. Most women will give in the moment rather than having a giving strategy.

What do you think?  Spark a conversation on the AFP Maryland Chapter LinkedIn page.

Thank you for being a member of the AFP Maryland Chapter! Read below for more timely information from the Chapter. 


Gen Haines
President, AFP Maryland Chapter

AFP Maryland - 3 Things You Need To Know

1. CFRE Alert! Communication Skills to Elevate Your Fundraising - Aug 22

 Bring your marketing and fundraising team members to this interactive session! Ramp up your communication skills to maximize your success in fundraising with AFP Maryland’s upcoming professional development session and earn 3 CFRE points.  The event will be held on Thursday, August 22, from 8:30 a.m. – Noon in Annapolis.

You’ll learn about…

  • The power of networking – Are you making an impression in the one-minute interactions you have that could benefit your organization and development program?
  • Active listening – Are you listening for the cues to move a relationship forward?
  • Storytelling – Do you have a message that will be remembered, a story that tells what makes your organization special in a compelling and concise manner?
  • How do you tap into today’s menu of communication options to get your message out there among a sea of others?

Presenters:  Julie E. Cox, FAHP, CFRE, Vice President and Chief Development Officer; Brian Deffaa, Chief Marketing Officer and Meghan Gonzalez, Social Media Manager from LifeBridge Health.

Register today!

2. Do You Know an Outstanding Youth Fundraiser or Unsung Hero?

Each year, AFP Maryland honors community agents of philanthropy at its National Philanthropy Day Celebration. This year’s celebration is scheduled for Friday, November 22, at the Baltimore Renaissance Harborplace Hotel. 

AFP Maryland is still accepting nominations for two very important awards – Outstanding Youth Fundraiser and Unsung Hero. 

  • The Outstanding Youth Fundraiser award recognizes a young person in Maryland who has done something good for their community.
  • The Unsung Hero award honors those who do so much to enhance philanthropic support in our community who may not otherwise gain recognition.

Nominations must be submitted online by July 31, 2019. Nominees selected to receive an award will be notified in August 2019. Awards winners must be present to accept their award at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon.

Learn more.

3. Introduce Your Colleagues to the AFP Maryland Chapter

Do you have a junior development or fundraising team member who recently joined your organization? If so, please introduce them to AFP. As a Young Professional member of AFP Maryland, we can help connect them to a life-long mentor, provide them with networking opportunities, and offer educational programs.

Don’t let them waste all their hard work and energy going the long way around, share this link with them and discuss ways they can get involved.  

In This Issue...

  1. August 22 Program: Communication Skills
  2. Youth and Unsung Hero Awards Nominations
  3. Young Professionals Membership

Congratulations to Our Newest CFRE's

Congratulations to the following chapter members who recently achieved the CFRE designation:

Kerri Frank
Leonardtown Grants, LLC

Rota Knott
Community Foundation of Harford County

June New and Renewing Members*


Aimee Adashek

Tom Brush
Advancement Designs

Caitlin Delatte

Jack Elsnes
Paul's Place, Inc.

Christine Larsen
The Arc Central Chesapeake Region

Linda McIntyre
Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc

Ashley Pratt
Walters Art Museum


Kim Callari
The Baltimore Station

Lisa Danaczko

Kathleen Elliott, CFRE
Paul's Place, Inc.

Douglas Harbit
Preservation Maryland

Ted R. Hart, CAP
CAF America and CAF Canada

Chip Heaps
Ducks Unlimited

Kerry Johnston
McDonogh School

Rota Knott, CFRE
Community Foundation of Harford County

Kevin Reeds
World Food Program USA

Kiera Roman
The Baltimore Station

Tracey Veihmeyer
Stella Maris

* membership information is provided by AFP Headquarters. Membership inquiries should be sent to [email protected]