AFPNEO

December Professional Development & Annual Meeting Celebrating 30 Years
Be Your Best Fundraising Leader

December 12 | 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Carriage House, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens,
714 N Portage Path, Akron - directions

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4:30 - 5:00 ... Networking
5:00 - 5:30 ... Annual meeting
5:30 - 6:00 ... Program
6:00 - 6:30 ... 30th Anniversary Celebration
6:30 - 9:00 ... Deck the Hall 2019

Year of the MemberMake plans now to attend your AFP Chapter’s Annual Meeting and very special 30th Anniversary Celebration! It’s your opportunity to network with AFPNEO colleagues and former chapter presidents and be motivated by Mike Gallina, VP of Organizational Development and Community Engagement for the AultCare Health Plans.

As a special gift, each attendee will receive one (1) complimentary ticket for Deck the Hall (valid for December 12 only). Feel welcome to tour the manor house following the AFP festivities.  

Be Your Best Fundraising Leader

Mike GalinaPresented by Mike Gallina, Vice President of Organizational Development and Community Engagement for the AultCare Health Plans

 

Are you the best fundraising leader you can be?

  • Do you have relationships above your brand?
  • Do you deliver relationships that are on time, unbroken and trusted?
  • Do you use your unique skills and talents to differentiate you from the typical fundraising delivery model?

Mike Gallina will help you refine your leadership skills so you can be the very best of what you aspire to be.

Click here for more info and to register.

This sessions is not applicable for CFRE credits.

 

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Welcome New Members!

Welcome to the newest AFPNEO Chapter members who joined in October and November:

bulletSheryl Hoffman, Conservancy For
Cuyahoga Valley National Park

bulletKen Muller, Canton Christian Home

bulletJill Patterson, American Red Cross

bulletJesse Pertee, The Ohio Masonic
Home Foundation

bulletErin Siegferth, National Inventors
Hall of Fame

bulletAlana Tarry, Lakeside Association

bulletMelissa Young, Imagine Missions

We look forward to seeing you at future Chapter meetings!

 

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Thank You Renewing Members!

Thank you to everyone who renewed their AFPNEO membership in October and November:

bulletTracy L. Emrick, Cuyahoga Valley
Countryside Conservancy

bulletElizabeth W. Ganocy, Leave A Legacy

bulletShelley Green, CFRE, Summa Health
Foundation

bulletMaria Heege, United Way of Greater
Stark County

bulletPaula Mastroianni, Stark County
District Library

bulletMarci Matthews, BA, Grace Initiative

bulletWendy J. Merkert, CFRE, National
Inventors Hall of Fame

bulletMargaret Pomfret, Ashland University

bulletEmily K. Provance, Stark County MHAR

bulletDonald S. Sedlock, JA Worldwide

We appreciate your commitment to our Chapter!

 

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BE the CAUSE

BE the CAUSE Campaign

Through your support of the BE the CAUSE Campaign, you help determine the future growth and development of the fundraising profession.

AFPNEO manages the BE the CAUSE campaign at the local Chapter level, which allows us to keep more dollars raised from the campaign right here in northeast Ohio, supporting chapter membership and conference scholarships that directly benefit our members.

Remaining dollars will support AFP International's strategic initiatives such as the Ralph E. Chamberlain Scholarship; innovative programs on diversity, youth in philanthropy, and ethics; Fundraising Fundamentals curriculum; and philanthropic research. All of these programs have a positive impact on our local chapter.

You may make your gift to the Campaign today by (1) emailing your pledge to info@afpneo.org (you may pledge now and pay by December 15th); (2) making your gift online at www.afpneo.org/pay.htm; or (3) mailing your check with the pledge form to PO Box 1286, Bath OH 44210.

For a list of the generous contributors so far, click here.

For more information about the BE the CAUSE campaign, click here.

 

 

Slate for 2020 AFPNEO
Board of Directors

The membership of AFPNEO will vote on the slate of 2020 officers and directors at the December membership meeting on December 12, 2019, at Stan Hywet. It is important that we have a quorum for this meeting, so please be sure to register here. More information about the meeting, including the presentation and touring Stan Hywet's Deck the Halls afterward, can be found here.

Please review the enclosed slate and, if you have any questions or comments, please email Vi Leggett, Chair of Directorship, at Vi.Leggett@aultman.com.

The Directorship Committee recommends the following individuals for 2020 Officers:

bulletPresident: Paula Mastroianni
Stark Library

bulletPresident-Elect: Pam Valentine
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio

bulletImmediate Past-President: Vondea
Sheaffer
– The Village of St. Edward

bulletSecretary: Kristie Woods
Refuge of Hope

bulletTreasurer: Vi Leggett – Aultman College

bulletVP of Professional Development:
Dawn Moeglin – Vantage Aging

bulletVP Communications: Wendy Merkert
National Inventors Hall of Fame

bulletVP Membership: Andrea Moore
Coleman Professional Services

The Directorship Committee recommends the following individuals for the Board of Directors:

bulletDan Blakemore – Stan Hywet*

bulletSue Figler, Esq. – Seton School/
Attorney*

bulletSheila Hurley – Community Hospice

bulletSara Lundenberger – Dot Org Solutions

bulletLauri Molnar – Hattie Larlham

bulletDebra Neff-Maurer – Girls on the Run
East Central Ohio*

bulletAngela Palomba – First Tee of Canton

bulletLynn Robie – Cornerstone of Hope*

bulletRenee Scherick – Akron Community
Foundation*

bulletSusan Schweitzer – Ohio Living*

bulletCynthia Sheeks – The University
of Akron

bulletDavid Walker – FORM*

* New member in 2020

 

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Save the Dates

Mark your calendars so that you may join us for AFP's professional development programs and special events:

bulletDecember 12 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Annual Meeting Celebrating 30 Years
Be Your Best Fundraising Leader
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bulletJanuary 9 | 8:00 – 9:45 am
Professional Development Meeting
30 Tips in 60 Minutes
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bulletFebruary 13 | 8:00 – 9:45 am
Professional Development Meeting
Gratitude
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bulletWednesdays, February 19 – March 18 |
8:30 - 10:00 am
Huntington Training Room,  Fairlawn
Collaboration with Leave a Legacy
Summit Portage Medina

Planned Giving Series 2020

bulletMarch 12 | 8:00 – 9:45 am
Professional Development Meeting
Building a Major Gift Program
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bulletApril 24 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
NEW Center, Rootstown
Professional Development Conference
Focus on Philanthropy Conference
(formerly Career Success Institute)
Keynote: Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE
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bulletMay 14 | 8:00 – 9:45 am
Professional Development Meeting
Family/Generational Philanthropy
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bulletJuly 9 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Online Webinar
Young Professionals and Junior
Boards: Beyond the Kids' Table to
Meaningful Engagement

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bulletAugust 13 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Online Webinar
Ethics in the Age of Social Media
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bulletSeptember 10 | 8:00 – 9:45 am
Professional Development Meeting
Working with Your Community
Foundation

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bulletOctober 8 | 8:00 – 9:45 am
Professional Development Meeting
Hard Conversations with Donors
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bulletDecember 10 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Professional Development/
Annual Meeting

Leadership Development
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Current Job Postings

New postings appear in green.

Vice President of Development (Columbus, Ohio), Children's Hunger Alliance - 12/9/2019

Development Manager, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University - 12/13/2019

Director of Development, Akron Urban League - 12/31/2019

Grant Writer, Battered Women's Shelter/ Rape Crisis Center - 12/31/2019

Major Gift Officer, The Village at Marymount - 12/31/2019

Program Manager of School Events, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University - 1/13/2020

Development Coordinator - Part-time, The First Tee of Canton - 1/31/2020


Click here for more information regarding each of these job opportunities or to post new jobs.

 

Thank You for Helping Us Celebrate Philanthropy in Northeast Ohio

NPDNot only did our AFP chapter celebrate 30 years, we also hosted our 30th National Philanthropy Day Luncheon. This year’s luncheon, held at the Akron Fairlawn Marriott was once again a success. The theme of the day, “Change the world with a giving heart,” was exemplified by our eight fantastic award winners:

bulletSmall Business Leadership Award:
Southeast Harley Davidson

bulletCorporate Leadership Award:
Giant Eagle

bulletOutstanding Philanthropist Award:
Dr. Gary & Pamela Williams

bulletOutstanding Professional Fundraiser
Award: Mella A. Castner

bulletSpecial Recognition Award:
Akron Bar Foundation

bulletSpecial Recognition Award:
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Women's Board

bulletYouth in Philanthropy Award:
Massillon Perry High School
Speak Life Committee

More than 350 people celebrated philanthropy in our community. Honorees were given a beautifully designed award from Streets of Manhattan. Special thanks to Josh Branch Video Productions who produced videos showcasing awardees, nominators and their philanthropy story.

National Philanthropy Day is a positive and uplifting event that showcases the amazing work of fundraising professionals and highlights the generous philanthropists in our community.

National Philanthropy Day is a positive and uplifting event that showcases the amazing work of fundraising professionals and highlights the generous philanthropists in our community.

Click here for videos profiling each of the awardees.

Click here to see photos of the event.

Click here to see the program booklet.

 

Thank you to our 2019 Presenting Sponsors:


Akron Children's Hospital

Mella A. Castner
Outstanding Professional Fundraiser Award


Akron Children's Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Women's Board

Special Recognition Award


Akron Children's Hospital

Massillon Perry High School
Speak Life Committee

Youth in Philanthropy Award


Akron Children's Hospital

Gessner Family Foundation
Foundation Leadership Award


Akron Children's Hospital

Dr. Gary & Pamela Williams
Outstanding Philanthropist Award


Stark State College Foundation

Dr. Gary & Pamela Williams
Outstanding Philanthropist Award


 

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Vondea Sheaffer, President
PO Box 1286, Bath OH 44210 | 330-329-2472 | Fax 330-315-0399 | info@AFPneo.org

 

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