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The mission of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapter is to advance philanthropy and ethical fundraising.

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Friday, April 3
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Carolyn Winter

Carolyn Winter, Chief Development Officer
Providence Health and Services 

2014 AFP Philanthropy Awards Allan Price Award Winner 

A Conversation with Carolyn Winter: What does it take to be a successful fundraising professional?

Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program from noon to 1 p.m.

Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon Street, 97205.

The cost for the event is $35 for AFP members, $25 for AFP Young Professional members and $50 for nonmembers and guests.
Register online. 

NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED MARCH 1 - APRIL 15 for the 2015 Philanthropy Awards presented at the annual luncheon on November 9, 2015. 

The Philanthropy Awards are presented to Oregonians and Southwest Washingtonians whose generosity has made a significant impact on the lives of the people in our region. As the list of past recipients (below) indicates, the Philanthropy Awards have recognized many deserving individuals, businesses, foundations and "innovative" donors for their good works. 

Please consider the people you know who are generous with their resources and talent and nominate them for the appropriate award. Click here for your Philanthropy Awards Nomination Form.



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