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National Philanthropy Day 2016 Nomination Form Available HERE.
Deadline for submission is 6/30/2016.

Check our Chapter calendar HERE for information about  upcoming 2016 sessions, and register to join us (all events through October are "live" for registration).  We will have sessions taking place in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Ocean Counties in 2016.  In the true spirit of cooperation, the AFP Greater Philadelphia Chapter has begun including links to other Chapters' event calendars, including ours.  Please take a moment to view the Greater Philadelphia Chapter's Calendar HERE to see if they are offering any programs that might be of interest to you.

Third Annual Half-Day Educational Seminar
Meet the Funders & Grant Seeking How-To
Was a Sell-out!
 Funders




Funders offered sage words of advice.  Pictured, left to right (along with moderator, far right, Chris Rollins, CFRE, Chief Development Officer, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice):  Lauren Hurtt,
Supervisor, Public Relations,

South Jersey Industries; Sidney Hargro, Executive Director, Community Foundation of South Jersey; and Lois Greco, Senior Vice President of Evaluation, Wells Fargo Regional Foundation.



GrantSeekers







Grant Seeking Professionals offered a fresh (yet experienced) perspective regarding prospecting, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors.  Pictured, left to right:  Deanne Farrell, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, Rowan University; Joanne DiNapoli, Corporate Director, Foundation and Government Grants, Meridian Health Foundation; and Lori Moffa, Director of Consulting, Nonprofit Center, LaSalle University.

 

 

2015 National Philanthropy Day Breaks Chapter Record for Attendance!

2015 NPD Group Cropped

Pictured, Front row: Four students from McKinley Avenue Elelmentary School, Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (Pre-teens); and Chloe Chaet, representing The SamariTeens, Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (Teens).  Second row: Chris Rollins, CFRE, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, Emcee; Kyle Ruffin, Outstanfding Volunteer Board Member; represetative for McKinley Avenue Elementary School; Rae Wardino, Lifetime Achievement for Outstanding Volunteerism; Sharon Wenner, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice; Karen Damon & Marylou Klinke, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers; Samantha Kiley, AtlantiCare, Outstanding Corporation; represetative for AtlantiCare; and James W. Dargusch, CAP, CFRE, President - AFP NJ Southern Chapter. Back row:  represetative for McKinley Avenue Elementary School; represetative for McKinley Avenue Elementary School; Mitchell Gurwicz, Outstanding Philanthropist; Marcy Di Blasio, CFRE, Outstanding Fundraising Professional; Kelly Dun, Executive Director, The Give Something Back Foundation, Outstanding Foundation; represetative for McKinley Avenue Elementary School; and represetative for AtlantiCare. Photo courtesty of Carla Tisdale-Walker

 

Lifetime Achievement for Outstanding Volunteerism Wardino

Rae Wardino

(Nominated by Margaret Guellich, CFRE)

 

AtlantiCareOutstanding Corporation

AtlantiCare

(Nominated by John Emge, of United Way of Greater Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey)

 

Outstanding FoundationGive

Give Something Back Foundation

(Nominated by Dr. Ali A. Houshmand, of Rowan University)

 

DiBlasioOutstanding Fundraising Professional

Marcy Di Blasio, CFRE

(Nominated by Robin Todd, CFRE, of Rutgers School of Law-Camden)

 

Outstanding PhilanthropistGurwicz

Mitchell Gurwicz

(Nominated by Beth Joseph, of Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)

 

RuffinOutstanding Volunteer Board Member

Kyle Ruffin

(Nominated by Sidney Hargro, of the Community Foundation of South Jersey)

 

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers Damon

Karen Damon & Marylou Klinke

(Nominated by Liz McLaughlin, of Robins’ Nest, Inc.)

 

MckinleyOutstanding Youth in Philanthropy (Pre-teen Category)

McKinley Avenue Elementary School

(Nominated by Deb Allen, CFRE, of Southern Ocean Medical Center)

 

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (Teen Category)Samaritan

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice’s SamariTeens

(Nominated by T. Christian Rollins, MBA, CFRE, of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice)

 

 

   About the AFP New Jersey Southern Chapter

AFP NJ, Southern Chapter logoAFP NJ, Southern Chapter serves Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem counties in the southern-most region of the state. Chartered in August 2008, the NJ, Southern Chapter membership includes more than 50 fundraising professionals in healthcare, hospice care, social services, education, non-profit arts and culture, professional consultants and member associations. The AFP New Jersey Southern Chapter is acknowledged as a valuable, collaborative and representative resource by South Jersey’s non-profit community, and serves as a model for thought leadership around philanthropy in a diverse and welcoming environment.


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