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AFP Welcomes Five New Chapters

(April 14, 2009) AFP has recently added to its ranks five new chapters, including two collegiate chapters, located in several states across the U.S.

“We are excited by the creation of these new chapters,” said Paulette V. Maehara, CFRE, CAE, president and CEO of AFP. “They represent the continued growth of our association and the great value that exists in coming together to foster ethical and effective fundraising. I wish our new chapters all the best as they build a lasting presence in their communities. Welcome!”

The AFP FL, Nature Coast Chapter serving the New Port Richey area
Sponsored by the AFP FL, Suncoast Chapter
First chapter president: Craig McCart

The AFP MN, Central and Southwestern Chapter serving Paynesville and surrounding areas
Sponsored by the AFP MN, Minnesota Chapter
First chapter president: Jennifer Shinn

The AFP IN, Northwest Chapter serving Lake, Porter and La Porte counties
Sponsored by the AFP IN, Michiana Chapter
First chapter president: Joe Goepfrich, CFRE

The AFP TX, University of Houston Collegiate Chapter serving the University of Houston campus
Sponsored by the AFP TX, Houston Chapter
First chapter president: Sara Arabi

The AFP TN, Vandy Collegiate Chapter serving the Vanderbilt campus
Sponsored by the AFP TN, Nashville Chapter
First chapter president: Mary Clark

“I am thrilled that we chartered five new chapters and applaud the volunteers that made this possible,” said Alice L. Ferris, CFRE, partner, GoalBusters in Flagstaff Ariz. and vice-chair of the Membership Services Division at AFP. “These new chapters are a testament to the continued importance of local networking and education that our chapters provide. I look forward to supporting these chapters and their leaders in the future!”

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