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Volunteer Opportunities

Join an AFP St. Louis Regional Chapter Committee!

As a member of a Board Committee, you can play an active role in shaping the future of AFP St. Louis. From brainstorming programming ideas to helping us grow our base of support, you will have the unique oppritunity expand your professional network and be an integral part of the team.

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Join a committee today by filling out this form or feel free to directly contact the appropriate committee chair.

Marketing & Communications

Implements and reviews all communications activities for the chapter, including public relations, website updates, and electronic communications.  Contact: Christian Wargo at [email protected]

2020 Annual Conference

Plans and organizes the one-day professional conference featuring multiple education tracks and speakers.  Identifies topics, secures speakers, and works on communications and logistics.
Contact: Sarah Barone at [email protected] or Jon Porter at [email protected]   

Fellows & Scholarship

Implements the chapter’s Fellowship and scholarship programs.  Solicits new applicants.  Selects awardees and provides networking opportunities.
Contact: Wendy Schlesinger at [email protected]


Helps recruit, retain, and orient members through interaction, events and other activities.
Contact: Alex Fruth at [email protected]


Identifies mentors, and matches mentees, communicate regularly with current mentor/mentee pairs.
Contact: Rebecca McBride at [email protected]

National Philanthropy Day

Implements all activities for National Philanthropy Day, including selection of recipients for the chapter’s annual Awards for Philanthropy and invitations, speakers, logistics for the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon held each November.
Contact: Rachel D’Souza Siebert at [email protected]


Plans and implements the monthly programs for luncheon presentations, including selection of topics and recruitment of speakers.  Implements extended educational sessions 1-2 times per year.  Implements three series of fundraising seminars each year, including selection of topics, recruitment of speakers, and marketing of programs. 
Contact: Jackie Hamilton, CFRE at [email protected] or Amie Bossi, CFRE at [email protected]

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA)

Develop and implement initiatives and programs within the chapter that explore and promote diversity within the philanthropic community.
Contact: Lori Becker at [email protected]

Advanced Professionals

Promotes the involvement of experienced professionals in the chapter and ensures programming is in place to fulfill the needs of this constituency. 
Contact: Dawn Miller, CFRE at [email protected]


Solicits support for underwriting of the chapter’s programs and activities.  Implements donor recognition. Contact: Jackie Bode at [email protected]

Young Professionals

Plans and implements programming geared to young professionals and those new to the field of fundraising.  Contact: Amy Lewandowski at [email protected]

Thank you for your interest in serving on an AFP St. Louis committee.