Board


Board of Directors 2021

AFP Charlotte is always looking for talented fundraisers to lead the chapter and serve the mission of the chapter. Serving on the board is a great way to give back to the profession and work side by side with your fellow fundraising professionals.

Our board is made up individuals from different organizations and backgrounds. Most have served on a committee leading up to their nomination, though this is not a requirement. Special consideration is given to candidates who have obtained their CFRE.


Click to fill out the online nomination form.

 

President
Caitlin Donley, CFRE
Chief Advancement & Finance Officer
Safe Alliance

 

Past President
Penny Hawkins, CFRE
Senior Director of Development
Strategic Planning & Gifts
UNC Charlotte
 

 

President-Elect
Robert Touchstone, CFRE
Vice President of Philanthropy
Arts & Science Council

 

Secretary
Sarah Lanners Avinger, CFRE
Chief Philanthropy Officer
YWCA Central Carolinas

 

Treasurer
Mike Blackwelder, CFRE
Chief Administrative Officer 
Smart Start of Mecklenburg County

 

VP, Special Initiatives with IDEA 
Holly Whitfield
Executive Director 
Shepherd's Center of Charlotte

 
VP, Programming
Lori Avery
Chief Development Officer
Pat's Place

 

 

VP, Outreach
Nick Stewart
Philanthropy Manager
The Relatives
 

 

VP, Membership and Scholarships
Brittany Jenkins
Manager of Leadership Gifts
Charlotte Rescue Mission
 


 

Membership 
Erica Ellis
Director of Development NC
Youth Villages

 

Mentoring
April Harley 
Executive Director
LEAD NC
 

 

NC Conference
Allison Morton 
Individual Giving Manager
Girl Scouts Hornets' Nest Council
 

           
 

Sponsorships
Alicia Morris Rudd 
Executive Director 
Jimmie Johnson Foundation

 

CFRE and Senior Forum
Alexandra Reardon, CFRE
VP of Advancement
Girl Scouts, Hornet's Nest Council

 
Affinity Groups
Jane Freeman
Director, Executive Operations & Governance
Communities In Schools
 
 

Higher Education
Autumn Keck 
Principal    
Scribe, LLC    
 
 
National Philanthropy Day Chair
Sydney Hammond
Director of Annual Giving & Stewardship
Safe Alliance
 
National Philanthropy Day Co-Chair
Megan Mitcham, CFRE
Annual Fund Manager
Thompson Child & Family Focus
 
  Community Impact
Heather Moeller, CFRE
Regional Director of Philanthropy
Children's Home Society of NC
 
  Communications and Marketing
Katie Sutton
Latin Fund Director
Charlotte Latin School

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