President's Message

I believe that every fundraiser needs a mentor.

Throughout my career I have been blessed by great mentors. The person I would consider my first mentor was one of my first supervisors who was also the CEO of the organization. Although I was fresh out of college, with limited experience, he took the time to mentor and coach me. He not only took an interest in my professional success but cared about me personally as well.  In fact, he volunteered with his wife to help my family move. (You know your boss truly cares about you when he is willing to help lift a washing machine up your basement stairs on a Saturday). To this day I credit much of my fundraising knowledge to him.

Fifteen years later, I still have mentors in my life. When most people think about having a mentor they think about helping young adults or college students, but having a mentor doesn’t need to stop when you become a seasoned professional. Here are 5 reasons why every professional needs a mentor: Click here to keep reading...

Chapter News

Congratulations to the 2020 AFP Board!

  • PresidentAaron Javener, CFRE, Virtual Fundraising Consultants
  • Past PresidentMary Kay Martinez, CFRE, Children's Hospital of San Antonio Foundation
  • President-Elect 2021 - Laura Leach, CFRE, San Antonio Life Academy
  • VP Membership - Wendy Wickham, Animal Defense League                  
  • VP Programs - Amy Nieto, The Atonement Academy
  • VP Philanthropy - Jennifer Berglund, Hallmark University
  • VP Marketing and Communications - Cassandra Ottmer, Winston School 
  • Treasurer - Genny Slater, Pay it Forward Foundation                           
  • Secretary - Allison Salinas, Friends of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Foundation                    
  • Board Member at Large - Audra Atzger, Hope Hospice
  • Board Member at Large - Celeste Eggert, Haven for Hope
  • Board Member at Large - Elizabeth Egula Robinson, Project Quest, Inc.


AFP San Antonio Monthly Programming

January 16

January Program & New Member Orientation

February 14

National Philanthropy Awards Luncheon

March 19

March Program

April 16

April Program

May 2

May 21

CFRE Refresher Course

May Program

June 18

June Program


Summer Social




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