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Welcome to the AFP Connecticut Chapter

AFP Connecticut Chapter has more than 200 members and is part of the International Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) representing more than 30,000 members in 230 chapters throughout the world. AFP members work to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. They foster development and growth of fundraising professionals and promote high ethical standards in the profession.





  • Registration: 8:15-8:30 am
  • Program: 8:30-10:30 am
  • Location: Sheraton Hartford South, 100 Capital Blvd., Rocky Hill, CT


  • Speaker: Pegeen Sullivan, Vice President of Community Life - Seabury
  • Panel: Theresa Pilz, Institutional Giving Manager - New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Donor diversity. What are you doing...or not reach a broader base of support?  Join us for this very important workshop on Diversity and Inclusion to hear how to develop strategies to engage our diverse donor population.


  • AFP Member - Register Online $20  
  • AFP Member - Walk-In $25 
  • Non Member - Register Online $30
  • Non Member - Walk-In $35



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