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President's Message

Teri Amerine

Serving as your 2017 President of the California Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is an honor and a privilege. As fundraisers we are charged with making our communities a better place to live for our families, friends, neighbors and citizens. It's a tall order, but I have found that those who choose this profession are up to the challenge!

AFP is here to help develop professionals by providing the necessary tools and resources to build your career and expand your knowledge. Our goal is to promote philanthropy through programs and networking opportunities. Monthly meetings offer a wide variety of subjects, many of which deliver excellent ideas and platforms to improve and enhance your current fundraising strategies. You will meet professionals that are both new to the field of philanthropy or have served over 30 years fundraising for non-profits. Both ends of the spectrum will provide insight and growth opportunities.

AFP is an international organization, with more than 30,000 members in 230 chapters across North America. Join the movement as a new member - get inspired! Find a way to get involved and make a difference in the profession that most likely chose YOU! Opportunities are knocking and it is a great time to listen. You never know where they may take you.

If you would like to join or have an interest in serving on the Board or on a committee, please contact any of our 2017 Board Members. I look forward to meeting you at our monthly luncheons – we have a fantastic year planned for you!

Teri L. Amerine
2017 AFP California Valley Chapter President
Vice President, Saint Agnes Medical Center Foundation & Volunteer Services