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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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Our Community in 3D
(Diversity, Demographic and Demand)

Friday, May 2, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

University Club
1225 SW Sixth Street | Portland OR 97204 

Definition of Diversity: The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences.  These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.  It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. It is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual. 

AFP is committed to helping to create and sustain a "dynamic community" - A "dynamic community" is one in which members have to navigate difference.  Please join us for a compelling conversation about diversity at our monthly meeting. 

Rekah Strong

Rekah Strong, Vice President, Organizational Development/Culture United Way Columbia Willamettte, has developed a world-class, diverse and inclusive culture for the organization. In addition to her experience leading diversity and inclusion efforts, Strong has broad experience with organizational development, executive coaching, training and HR management. Rekah will be discussing how critical it is to distribute funds equitably, how United Way ensures services are available to a diverse population and why it is necessary for businesses to have a diverse workforce and the economic benefits to our community.                                                                                              

Gerald Deloney                                                             Gerald Deloney, Co-Chair of The Coalition of Communities of Color, is a lifelong Portland native and a 20 year employee of SEI. Gerald's responsibility is to strengthen the voice and influence of the communities of color in Multnomah County, Oregon.  Its mission follows:  to address the socioeconomic disparities, institutional racism, and inequity of services experienced by our families, children and communities; and to organize our communities for collective action resulting in social change to obtain self-determination, wellness, justice and prosperity. Gerald will discuss how critical it is to have a diverse community and representation of this to ensure growth in a community

Sara Aujero

Sarah Aujero is an attorney and business consultant specializing in entertainment and media law, music clearances, and licensing for all media. She will be discussing recent facts and figures along with personal experiences on diversity in the legal industry. 

Prior to moving back to her homestate of Oregon, she worked as in-house counsel in the Business & Legal Affairs department at Warner Music Group in Burbank, California. She also worked for the Century City, California law firm, King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner, one of the most successful music business and intellectual property law firms in the world with clients such as Metallica, Dr. Dre, Pearl Jam, and Beck. She gained her "claim to fame" tweeting as the fictional voice of a real California black bear named "Meatball" @TheGlendaleBear. Law enforcement authorities had planned to exterminate the nuisance bear but decided to send it to an animal sanctuary when her Twitter account went viral and helped to fundraise for the cause. She is an Oregon State University alum and graduate of Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California. She is currently licensed to practice in Washington State.

REGISTRATION FEES for the meeting, luncheon, and program:

AFP Members   $35
Nonmembers    $50
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Newcomers' Luncheon 

Wednesday, May 14     
noon - 1:30 p.m.  

Pazzo Ristaurante
627 SW Washington Street | Portland, OR 97205-3522

This no host luncheon is an opportunity for new and prospective members to meet current AFP members and other colleagues in an informal social setting, and to learn more about what AFP has to offer senior fundraising professionals in our community. There is no cost to attend but space is very limited and registration is necessary to reserve your spot.

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