Presenting Sponsor: Connelly & Assoc. Fundraising, LLC

Friday, November 17 / Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

 Schedule of Events & Attendee Information*

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.     Coffee, Tea & Conversation

Fundraisers are invited to join AFP Maryland for coffee, tea and conversation.  Network with your peers and learn more about AFP membership and chapter activities.

9:00 a.m. -  10:00 a.m. "The Secret Sauce to Millennial Engagement," MaryBeth Hyland, SparkVision

In 2025, millennials will make up 75% of the nation's workforce.  love them or hate them, it's no secret that they're taking over.  This presentatino will share both strategic and tactical techniques to engage the next generation of leaders, allow you to build a team of advocates for your mission. Learn more

10:15 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.  Fundraiser Panel: "Moving on Up: Advancing Your Career in Development"

Moderated by Rita Walters (MICA), and featuring panelists: Bruce Bartoo, CFRE (MedStar Health), Trishana Bowden (Goucher College), Boi Carpenter (Johns Hopkins University) and Mark Potter (Maryland Science Center).

The entire morning program is included with your luncheon registration, however, seating is limited and RSVP is Required.

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.    Luncheon Check-in

Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. for the luncheon, and the event starts promptly at 12:00 p.m. (noon).  Please stop by the registration desk to confirm your attendance and pick up your name tag. We have over 800 guests joining us for lunch - therefore you are encouraged to arrive early to secure parking and pick up your badge. 

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.    Awards Luncheon

Join us as we honor Mark and Patricia Joseph as Outstanding Philanthropists, and the Kahlert Foundation as the Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation for 2017.  We will also recognize Unsung Heroes , Outstanding Youth Fundraisers and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce Business Philanthropy Awards at this event.  


Parking is available at the PMI garage connected to the hotel at the following rates:

1 Hour Rate: $8.50 /  2 Hour Rate: $14.00 / 3 Hour Rate: $17.00 / 24 Hour Rate: $26.00

Attendees must pay for parking at the PMI Parking Desk located in the hotel's main lobby. Please note that these are public garages used for hotel guests, monthly parkers as well as event attendees, so parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Guests can also book parking in Baltimore quickly and easily online or with the free SpotHero app for on-the-go reservations and purchases made in advance. Search your desired destination to view Baltimore parking rates and locations currently available for the dates and times needed. Visit

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Thank you to the generous sponsors who made this day possible!  View full list of sponsors online.


Questions regarding this event should be directed to the AFP Maryland Chapter office, [email protected], or call 443.640.1047.  

*Please note that due to the overwhelming popularity of this event, registration is closed. 

We are unable to accommodate additional registrations at this time.