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Chapter Announcements

2018 National Philanthropy Day Nominations are now open!

Nominations are due by 6 p.m., EST, Monday, April 30, 2018. 

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Mark Your Calendar for 2018 AFP Lowcountry
membership meetings!

All AFP Lowcountry membership meetings will take place from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at 

The Schoolhouse, unless otherwise noted.

  • Thurs, January 18th - Finding Your Best Prospects & Effective Pipeline Management, Libby Davis & Lisa Ukuku, The Citadel Foundation
  • Thurs, February 15th - Cultivating Mid-Level Donors, Jim Bush, The Winkler Group
  • Thurs, March 15th - Diversity and Inclusion in Fundraising, Birgit Smith Burton, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Thurs, April 19th - Webinar: Accepting Gifts from Pablo Escobar and Other Ethical Dilemmas, Robbe Healey, Simpson Senior Services
  • Thurs, May 17th - Navigating Your Fundraising Career Path Panel Discussion


Nancy Appel, Director of Development, Coastal Conservation League  

Laurie Soenen, Director, Annual Giving Programs, College of Charleston  

Terry Stanley, Associate Dean for Development, MUSC College of Medicine


Courtenay Fain, Senior Consultant, The Winkler Group


  • Thurs, June 21st (location TBD)
  • Fri, August 24th TENTATIVE **collaborative program with SC Planned Giving Council**
  • Thurs, September 20th
  • Thurs, October 18th
  • Thurs, December 6th - Annual Meeting (Time and Location TBD)

Contact 2018 AFP Lowcountry Education Chair Helen Wolfe

Congratulations to our 2017 National Philanthropy Day winners!

See videos for:

Voices of Philanthropy

Hank and Laurel Greer, Outstanding Individual Philanthropists

Ingevity, Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist

Grace Church Cathedral Tea Room, Outstanding Community Organization

Germain Jenkins, Outstanding Community Volunteer

AFP Quick Poll


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