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October 2017 President's Message


Now is the time to register for National Philanthropy Day! National Philanthropy Day in Maryland celebrates the great contributions of philanthropy and those people active in our philanthropic community here in Maryland.  Through this annual event, we encourage all people to rededicate themselves to the principle of giving.

Presented by Connelly and Associates Fundraising, LLC, National Philanthropy Day in Maryland will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront on Friday, November 17, 2017.  

National Philanthropy Day will kick off with coffee, tea and conversation, followed by two morning programs. The first program, “The Secret Sauce to Millennial Engagement,” begins at 9 am and will be presented by MaryBeth Hyland, founder of SparkVision. The second program, a fundraising panel entitled "Moving on Up: Advancing Your Career in Development," begins at 10:15 am. Moderated by Rita Walters (MICA), the panel includes Bruce Bartoo, CFRE (MedStar Health), Trishana Bowden (Goucher College), Boi Carpenter (Johns Hopkins University) and Mark Potter (Maryland Science Center). RSVP is required for both morning programs.

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

Sponsorship opportunities are still available! This is a great venue to showcase your business or organization to fundraisers and philanthropists from across the metropolitan region. Visit the AFP Maryland website to learn more.

And – while you are registering for National Philanthropy Day, be sure to register for the October program, Board Members Don’t Have Magic Wands Either, with Jennifer Pelton, CFRE, on October 12th.

We look forward to seeing you next week, and on November 17th!

 All the best,

Tamara W. Zavislan
President, AFP Maryland

Thanks to our new and renewing members in September 2017