President's Message - March 2018

This is a busy spring for the AFP Maryland Chapter!  I am sure everyone is looking forward to spring and the longer warmer days that will be here before we know it!     

If you haven’t done so yet, please know there is still time to register for Trust, Ethics & Public Policy on March 29, 2018.  This is a great opportunity to hear from Jason Lee, AFP International Chief Advocacy and Strategy Officer.   Jason is an engrossing speaker and I know you won’t be disappointed, his experience and expertise in these areas is truly unmatched. Register soon to secure your seat.

Remember too, on April 5, 2018 beginning at 5:00 p.m. there is a Networking/Happy Hour at R House in Remington.  Bring a friend and sample lite fare and a cash bar.  You can register online for this event as well. 

Finally, The Harford County Celebration of Philanthropy is set for April 11, 2018 at the Waters Edge Event Center. This event gives recognition to those who are agents of change in Harford County.  This year’s list of honorees can be found by clicking here

This year’s Presenting Sponsor is The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation and our sincere thanks goes out to them for their support. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.  Contact the chapter office to learn more at

The morning program will surely be informative, dealing with an issue that we all face from time to time Increasing Board Engagement, presented by Jennifer Pelton, CFRE and Director of Development at the Public Justice Center.  Register today so you don’t miss the celebration. 

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, on behalf of the Board and myself, I leave you with an Irish blessing – May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light.  May good luck pursue you each morning and night!  Please know, that each of you makes our Chapter strong and we greatly appreciate all that you do, not only for AFP Maryland but for the community we share!  I look forward to seeing you soon at our upcoming events. 

Gen Haines, President AFP Maryland

Thanks to our New & Renewing Members in February 2018!