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Announcing our December 2017

Lunch Meeting.


December 7, 2017: Yosemite Chapter Holiday Networking Party & Annual Meeting


Come join AFP members old and new for some holiday cheer and networking! We will also be teasing our 2018 luncheon topics. We will be bidding farewell to outgoing AFP Yosemite President, Amber Flores and welcoming incoming AFP Yosemite President, Karen Williams as well as introducing our 2018 Board!


Dress in your festive attire and be ready to celebrate the spirit of philanthropy in our area!



AFP membership not required!  Come have lunch with us and see what we’re all about!

Register below using PayPal or send an email to

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.


LOCATION: Skewers Kabob House, 906 J Street , Modesto, CA, in the Elements Room. (Parking on street or in the City Lot.)


Please enter the Elements Room from the J Street entrance.


AFP Members: $15.00; Non-Members: $20.00, includes lunch.


Deadline: Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 4:00 PM


Register today!

Association of Fundraising Professionals,
Yosemite Chapter






October 2017



Save the Date


Throughout the year, AFP Yosemite Chapter offers a variety of education sessions to help its members grow as fundraising professionals. Check out these upcoming events and mark your calendars! Learn more...


Our first meeting of the 2018 - Speed Networking! January 11, 2018 

Scholarships Available


AFP Diversty Scholarships (3 Available)


Would you like to become one of the newest members of AFP Yosemite Chapter?


Apply today! 


AFP Yosemite Chapter is offering membership scholarships for the upcoming year. If you've never been a member; you're young; old; culturally diverse; male; female, or even just new to fundraising - we have membership opportunities for you! We are currently accepting Diversity Scholarship Applications. If you're one of three selected from the application pool, AFP Yosemite Chapter will pay your 2018 Membership dues.


Applications can be found here.


Applications must be submitted by December 19, 2017.

Members Only 



Current AFP members (only!) have access to a variety of helpful articles and resources on the AFP International website. Check out the links below to learn more about major gifts, benchmarks, and prospect research. You may need to login to get full access to these articles and more! Want to be a member? Click here!


Members Only - If you have'nt already, please take a moment to vote on the 2018 AFP Yosemite Chapter Board Slate. Thank you!



Would you like to become one of the newest members of AFP Yosemite Chapter?


If you're new to fundraising, younger, older, culturally blessed,

male or female - we have membership opportunities for you! We are currently accepting Diversity Scholarship Applications. If you're one of the three selected, AFP Yosemite Chapter will pay your 2018 membership dues! Applications are due December 19, 2017. 


Apply today! 


Chamberlain Scholarship Winner Announced


Congratulations go out to Tamra Losinski of Modesto Family Promise for winning the Chamberlain Scholarship program for the 2018 AFP International Fundraising Conference. Tamra will be going to to be held April 15-17, 2018 in New Orleans, LA.  to attend the conference. 


The Foundation offers every AFP Chapter in Accord each year one Chamberlain Scholarship, which covers the recipient’s conference registration fee, minus a $10 processing fee, to the AFP International Fundraising Conference on Philanthropy. Are you a member who'd like to go to the conference? Look for the announcement for next year's application in October. 



For questions, please contact Amber Flores at 



Know Your Network


Wondering how many of your friends and associates are members of AFP? Want to know which organizations find AFP membership an important part of their fundraising efforts?  Find out here.


AFP Yosemite Chapter welcomes Michael Goodman - Modesto Sypmhony Orchestra, and Alan Charles Zacharias - Alan Zacharias Associates LLC as its newest members. 


Renewing members are Tammy Menezes - St. Joseph's Catholic Church; Courtney Fernandes - United Samaritans Foundation; Celise Krick - United Cerebral Palsy of Stanislaus County; Judy Piscitello - Stanislaus Partners in Education; Becky Crow, BS - Veterans Foundation of Stanislaus County; Amber Flores - Gallo Center for the Arts; and Carolyn Teixeira Gomes - Society for disABILITIES.




Be the Cause


Have you made a gift to AFP Foundation's Be The Cause yetPlease consider giving now!


AFP Foundation is how AFP helps us with scholaships and makes other learning oppotunities available. Use the link below to




Job Postings


AFP Yosemite Chapter occasionally is informed of job openings that we have agreed to post on our website. Our Chapter includes members from Stanislaus, Merced and San Joaquin Counties.


There are no current job postings. Do you have an opening you need to fill?


Ask us about Job Posting!

About AFP 


The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in nearly 200 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. For more information,






AFP Yosemite Chapter Contact Information:


By mail:

P.O. Box 1168

Modesto, CA 95354


By Email:


Visit our website:


 Community Events


Check out AFP Yosemite Chapter’s calendar to view upcoming community events. Do you have an upcoming event that you would like us to include? Please send your event information to and we’ll post it! Click here to view the event calendar.


Sierra Vista Child & Family Services invites you to:
5th Annual Regional Mentoring Summit
Join us for a day of workshop sessions, keynote speakers, guest presenters, and networking opportunities to explore and advance the transformative impact mentoring has on youth and communities.
January 26, 2018
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Registration begins at 7:15 am
Martin G. Petersen Event Center
720 12th Street
Modesto, California 95354
Mentoring Summit Cost 
All Day: Adult: $50, Student: $25, Senior (65+): $25
Breakfast Program Only: Adult: $25, Student: $10, Senior (65+): $10