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2016 National Philanthropy Day Honorees

Congratulations to all those who were honored on November 17, 2016 at AFP New Jersey Southern Chapter's 8th Annual Breakfast Awards ceremony!  Thank you to all who attended, sponsored our event, or nominated a worthy recipient. 


(first row, L-R):  Chris Rollins, CFRE, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, AFP New Jersey Southern Chapter Program Chair and Emcee;  Outstanding Foundation - Kathleen Woodring, Schultz Hill Foundation, nominated by Precision NPO Solutions and MDA; Outstanding Philanthropist - Benjamin Zeltner, nominated by AtlantiCare Foundation; Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (age 5 – 14) - Xander Matik, nominated by Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties; Outstanding Fundraising Professional - Valerie Brown Traore, Food Bank of South Jersey, nominated by AFP New Jersey Southern Chapter; and Outstanding Organization - Jack Higgins, Camden Home for Children & SPCC, nominated by Robins’ Nest.  (second row, L-R): Ellen Krivchenia, Deborah Hospital Foundation, incoming 2017/2018 President, AFP New Jersey Southern Chapter; Calum Kennedy, The Arc of Atlantic County, accepting for their Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (age 14 -21) nominee/honoree, Cedar Creek High School; Lifetime Achievement for Volunteer Fundraising - Cliff Mancine and Roy Fazio, nominated by Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice; Outstanding Volunteer - Michael Pohlman, nominated by YMCA Camp Ockanickon, Inc.; and James Dargusch, CAP, CFRE, outgoing President, AFP New Jersey Southern Chapter.

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

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.


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, Outstanding Volunteer Board Member; representative 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; representative for AtlantiCare; and James W. Dargusch, CAP, CFRE, President - AFP NJ Southern Chapter. Back row:  representative for McKinley Avenue Elementary School; representative 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; representative for McKinley Avenue Elementary School; and representative for AtlantiCare. Photo courtesy of Carla Tisdale-Walker

   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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