Upcoming events

    • June 15, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Centre Club AND Zoom
    • 67
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    Lessons Learned from the Pandemic & Moving Forward

    Panel Discussion

    IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL

    JL Bielon, Executive Director Foundation - Lions Eye Institute

    Julie Perrelli, Vice President of Adancement - Pinellas Education Foundation

    Sherry Silk, Chief Executive Officer - Humane Society of Tampa Bay Kathy Rabon, Chief

    Philanthropy & Marketing Officer - Suncoast Hospice Foundation

    MODERATOR

    Tuesday - June 15, 2021

     IN-PERSON

    11:30 a.m. Registration & Networking

    11:45 a.m. Welcome & Lunch Service

    Noon Program

    AFP Member - $30.00

    Guest - $40.00

    Centre Club - 123 S West Shore Blvd. 8th Floor, Tampa FL 33609

     VIRTUAL

    11:45 a.m. Welcome & Virtual Networking

    Noon Program

    AFP Member - $10.00

    AFP Member - COVID Hardship - FREE

    Guest - $15.00

    Zoom Information will be sent to all registrations via email confirmation.


    Menu Options

    SALAD: Seasonal Greens, Cherry Tomatoes, Spiral Carrots, Cucumber, Grated White Cheddar and Crispy Onions served with White Balsamic Vinaigrette, Ranch or Bleu Cheese

    REGULAR: Three Cheese Chicken Stuffed with a  Blend of Cheeses and Hatch Chile - Chef's Selection of Starch & Vegetable

    VEGETARIAN/GLUTEN FREE: Sesame Peanut Sweet Potato Noodles (Vegan), Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Carrot & Scallionos

    Guidelines

    We are excited to return to in-person meetings and our top priority is your health. Several protocols have been put in place for your safety. Please take a moment to read the guidelines below and confirm on your registration that you agree to comply.

    Guidelines:

    • Guests are required to wear face coverings when entering the building and in all common areas. Face masks can be removed once inside the meeting room. The CDC  recommends if you are not yet fully vaccinated to keep your face mask on except for when eating or drinking.
    • Meeting room capacity will be limited to 60 members, which is 50% of normal capacity.
    • Meeting room will have no more than 12 tables with half of the tables accommodating 6 guests and the other half of the tables accommodating 4 guests. Guests will seat themselves where they feel most comfortable.
    • Tables will be set 6ft apart.
    • Social distance of 6ft is strongly encouraged at all times.
    • Hand sanitizer will be provided, and restrooms are located nearby for hand washing.
    • Pre-registration is required. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins.
    • Both doors into meeting room will be open to avoid crowding.
    • Nametags will be on table for guests and will be collected after event and properly sanitized before storage.
    • We trust one another to exercise appropriate behavior when networking. Please be respectful of others comfort level that may differ from yours.

    Please choose the virtual option IF: 

    • You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
    • You have been recently exposed to someone with COVID-19.  
    • You are waiting on COVID-19 test results. 
    • You feel you may be becoming sick, running a fever, or experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19 such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath. See a full list of symptoms here.

    Applied for 1 Hour CFRE Credit


    Speaker Bios

    JL Bielon, CFRE is the Executive Director of the Foundation at Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research (LEITR). LEITR is one of the largest combined eye banks and ocular research centers in the world with a special focus in pediatric vision programs, and a commitment to restoring sight to over 10,000 individuals a year. JL is a fundraising veteran who has been working in the industry since 1998; she was the Director of Development at Tampa Theatre for 15 years and previously worked as the Associate Director of University Relations at the University of South Florida. She has served in many roles during her tenure on the board of AFP Tampa Bay and is currently the Immediate Past-President. JL is a member of Leadership Tampa Alumni (Class of 2016), a sustainer of the Junior League of Tampa, and resides in Westchase with her husband, children, and geriatric dog.

    Julie Perrelli is the Vice President of Advancement at the Pinellas Education Foundation and has more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector.

    Julie began her career at Girl Scouts of West Central Florida working in marketing, membership, programmatic and grant writing roles, and eventually was promoted to Director of Development. 

    After more than a decade at Girl Scouts, Julie accepted a position as a Major Gift Officer at USF St. Petersburg where she led the fundraising efforts for the College of Arts & Sciences, the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library and the Military & Veterans Success Center. 

    In September 2018, she accepted her current role as the Vice President of Advancement at the Pinellas Education Foundation.  She is passionate about education and philanthropy and enjoys connecting the community to the work of the Foundation and supporting Pinellas County students and teachers. 

    Julie is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin – an organization in which she was active for more than 10 years and primarily served in community-focused roles including Community Vice President and chair of the league’s Public Affairs Committee.  She also served as an At-Large Board member and received the league’s Community Impact Award for her leadership of community projects benefitting teens aging out of the foster care system.

    Julie served on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals from 2016-2018 while  serving as the organization’s Program Chair.  Julie has also served on the boards of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Pinellas and currently serves on the AchieveHERs committee for AMPLIFY Clearwater.

    Julie is a Pinellas County native and a graduate of the University of Florida. She has been married to her husband, Pete, for 10 years, and they live in Clearwater with their rescue pup, Annie.

    Kathy Rabon, CFRE, CFRM has served the Tampa Bay community as a not for profit fundraising professional for over 23 years.  She is currently Chief Philanthropy and Marketing Officer where she serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Team and oversees a staff of 26.  She has served in a variety of other community positions including Executive Director of the Performing Arts Center Foundation at Ruth Eckerd Hall; Deputy Director of Development for the Salvador Dali Museum; Vice President of Development and Communications for the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA; Chief Development Officer for the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida and President/CEO of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce.  Kathy is a Certified Fundraising Executive from the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has been re-certified three times.  She also holds her Certification in Fundraising Management from the Lily Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University and Certification in Organizational Development from the University of Georgia.

    Kathy is a past board member of the Association of Fundraising International Board of Directors and is one of 5 professional women selected by AFP to serve as mentors as part of the Women’s Impact Initiative, is currently chair of the WII Mentor Program, and serves as President-Elect of AFP Tampa Bay.  She served on the Association of Junior Leagues, International (AJLI) Board of Directors for nine years and held the positions of Secretary (two terms); Nominating Chair; Nominating Vice-Chair; Board Member At-Large; and member of the Executive Committee.  In addition she has served in many local volunteer positions including past president, Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin; past president Leadership Pinellas; board member, Leadership Tampa Bay; United Nations Association Board of Directors; St. Petersburg College Board of Advisors; Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation; Clearwater Marine Aquarium Board of Directors; Suncoast Family YMCA Governance Board and many others.

    Community honors include:  National Association of Community Leadership’s Distinguished Leader Award; Soroptimist International Women Honoring Women; JLCD Volunteer of the Year, Community Volunteer of the Year and Sustainer of the Year; Leadership Pinellas Outstanding Alumni Award; Who’s Who in American Business; International Who’s Who of Public Service; YWCA Tribute to Women in Tampa Bay; and was honored to carry the Olympic Torch in recognition of her community service on its journey to the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996.

    Kathy has been married to Bruce for 43 years and is the proud mother of Chad and Casey and grandmother of Corbyn, Cooper and Kennedy. 

    Sherry Silk has worked in animal welfare for over 35 years. Prior to becoming the CEO of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, she was the Operations Manager for the Michigan Humane Society in Detroit for most of her career.  She has also worked for the ASPCA as a Manager providing assistance, guidance and grants to animal welfare organizations.

    She served on the board of the Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations (FAAWO), a state wide coalition of animal welfare and protection agencies.   She also served on the HSUS Companion Animal Advisory Council representing the State of Florida.

    She shares her home with two terrier mixes and two cats which were all adopted from a shelter. 

    • June 28, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • June 30, 2021
    • (EDT)

    So much has changed in the past year. You know what hasn't?

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and AFP ICON is still here to give you all the fundraising training, trends, and meaningful connections you need to make more impact.

    AFP ICON VIRTUAL will return June 28-30, 2021, no matter what. And we’re planning to safely hold an in-person conference because we know how valuable and powerful that experience can be.

    Get ready for three unforgettable days, together as one fundraising community.

    Visit afpicon.com for more information!

    • June 29, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    New Member?

    Interested in joining?

    Please join us for a Membership Orientation on June 29, 2021 at noon to learn more about the perks of being an AFP of Tampa Bay member.         


     

    • July 20, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
    • 112

     Tuesday, July 20, 2021

    Membership Meeting

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    • August 17, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
    • 112

     Tuesday, August 17, 2021

    Planned Giving Symposium

    • September 21, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
    • 112

     Tuesday, September 21, 2021

    AFP Tampa Bay Conference

    • October 19, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
    • 112

     Tuesday, October 19, 2021

    Membership Meeting

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    • November 15, 2021
    • (EST)
    • November 19, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week Sponsorship Opportunities

    $7,500 Celebration Patron Sponsorship

    • Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunity
    • Speaking role at the TBPW Cocktail Syle Celebration and exclusive signage with your logo.
    • Six tickets to the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week Cocktail Style Celebration
    • Opportunity to participate in a long form podcast style interview on the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week Podcast. The episode can feature a philanthropist or volunteer or be centered on your organization. 2020 TBPW Podcast episodes were listened to 170 times.
    • Opportunity to include a photo of a philanthropist, volunteer, or fundraiser and text about them on the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week Facebook event page and on AFP Tampa Bay's social media feeds in boosted posts. Social Media Posts related to Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week receiver over 80,000 views in 2020.
    • Opportunity to include a photo of a philanthropist or volunteer on the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week Heart of the Community Gallery. In 2020, the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week website was viewed over 3,000 times.
    • Thank You Video from AFP Tampa Bay President posted on AFP Tampa Bay's social media.

    $5,000 Love of Humankind Sponsor

    • Four tickets to the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week Cocktail Style Celebration.
    • Opportunity to participate in a long-form podcast style interview on the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week Podcast. The episode can feature a philanthropist or volunteer or be centered on your organization. 2020 TBPW Podcast episodes were listened to 170 times.
    • Name appears in all pre- and post-event marketing materials.
    • Opportunity to include a photo of a philanthropist, volunteer, or fundraiser and text about them on the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week Facebook event page and on AFP Tampa Bay’s social media feeds in boosted posts. Social Media Posts related to Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week received over 80,000 views in 2020.
    • Opportunity to include a photo of a philanthropist or volunteer on the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week Heart of the Community Gallery. In 2020, the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week website was viewed over 3,000 times.
    • Thank You Video from AFP Tampa Bay President posted on AFP Tampa Bay’s social media.
    • Logo or name included on Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week website, Facebook event page, and AFP Tampa Bay social media feeds.

    $2,500 Catalyst for Change Sponsor

    • Two tickets to the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week Cocktail Style Celebration.
    • Opportunity to participate in a short-form podcast style interview on the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week Podcast. The episode can feature a philanthropist or volunteer or be centered on your organization. 2020 TBPW Podcast episodes were listened to 170 times.
    • Name appears in all pre- and post-event marketing materials.
    • Opportunity to include a photo of a philanthropist, volunteer, or fundraiser and text about them on the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week Facebook event page and on AFP Tampa Bay’s social media feeds in boosted posts. Social Media Posts related to Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week received over 80,000 views in 2020.
    • Opportunity to include a photo of a philanthropist or volunteer on the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week Heart of the Community Gallery. In 2020, the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week website was viewed over 3,000 times.
    • Thank You Video from AFP Tampa Bay President posted on AFP Tampa Bay’s social media.
    • Logo or name included on Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week website, Facebook event page, and AFP Tampa Bay social media feeds.

     $1,000 Community Altruist Sponsor

    • One ticket to the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week Cocktail Style Celebration.
    • Opportunity to participate in a short-form podcast style interview on the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week Podcast. The episode can feature a philanthropist or volunteer or be centered on your organization. 2020 TBPW Podcast episodes were listened to 170 times.
    • Opportunity to include a photo of a philanthropist, volunteer, or fundraiser and text about them on the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week Facebook event page and on AFP Tampa Bay’s social media feeds in boosted posts. Social Media Posts related to Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week received over 80,000 views in 2020.
    • Opportunity to include a photo of a philanthropist or volunteer on the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week Heart of the Community Gallery. In 2020, the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week website was viewed over 3,000 times.
    • Logo or name included on Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week website, Facebook event page, and AFP Tampa Bay social media feeds.

    $500 Heart of the Community Sponsor

    • Opportunity to include a photo of a philanthropist or volunteer on the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week Heart of the Community Gallery. In 2020, the Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week website was viewed over 3,000 times.
    • Logo or name included on Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week website, Facebook event page, and AFP Tampa Bay social media feeds.

    $250 Gratitude Ads

    • Logo or name included on Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week website and Facebook event page with a message of gratitude.

    Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week Patrons:

    Presenting Patron:

    Catalyst for Change Patron:

    Community Altruist Patrons:

       
       

    Heart of the Community Patrons:

    Gratitude Patrons:


                   


    • December 14, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • TBD
    • 112

     Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    Membership Meeting

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Past events

June 06, 2021 2021 Planet Philanthropy
May 25, 2021 AFP Tampa Bay Membership Orientation
May 18, 2021 How to Fundraise in a Crisis & Delight Donors in Virtual World
May 11, 2021 How to Become a CFRE - MEMBERS ONLY
April 20, 2021 Listening To and Talking With Donors: Applying Research to Reality - April 20th
April 06, 2021 AFP Tampa Bay Membership Committee Meeting
March 30, 2021 AFP Tampa Bay Membership Orientation
March 23, 2021 New in the Profession Roundtable
March 16, 2021 Managing Our Virtual Work - March 16th
March 03, 2021 Financial Planning on a Non-Profit Salary - MEMBERS ONLY
February 23, 2021 AFP Tampa Bay Membership Orientation
February 16, 2021 Managing the Ask...Essential Steps When Soliciting Major Donors - February 16th
February 02, 2021 AFP Tampa Bay Membership Committee Meeting
January 19, 2021 January 19th - Jason Lewis - Half Day
December 15, 2020 Apply Design Thinking for Fundraising ~ Elevate the Donor Experience
November 18, 2020 How COVID-19 is Changing the Hiring Process - MEMBERS ONLY
November 12, 2020 TBPW Story Submissions
November 09, 2020 Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week Sponsorship Opportunities
October 27, 2020 AFP Tampa Bay Membership Orientation
October 20, 2020 10/20/2020 - Everything You Wanted to Know and Were Too Afraid to Ask About Ethics-Virtual Membership Meeting
October 07, 2020 AFP Tampa Bay Conference
September 29, 2020 AFP Tampa Bay Membership Orientation
September 15, 2020 September 15th - Virtual Conversation with a Philanthropist - Lorna Taylor of Premier Eye Care
September 04, 2020 AFP New in the Profession Coffee Hour with Kecia Carroll
August 18, 2020 August 18th - 2020 Virtual Planned Giving Symposium ~ The Art and Science of Planned Giving
July 21, 2020 July 21, 2020 - Zoom - Who the Heck "CARES" & What Do We Need to Know?
June 18, 2020 Virtual Coffee Hour with AFP- New in the Profession
June 16, 2020 June 16, 2020 - Advancing in your Career
June 07, 2020 POSTPONED - 2020 Planet Philanthropy
May 19, 2020 May 19th - Zoom - Navigating Through Covid-19 - A Panel Discussion
May 07, 2020 AFP’s New in the Profession: Happy Hour
April 21, 2020 April 21st -Session 2 Video Webinar - COMMUNICATING IN A TIME OF CRISIS: SOLID ADVICE FOR NONPROFITS
March 31, 2020 March 31st -Session 1 Video Webinar - COMMUNICATING IN A TIME OF CRISIS: SOLID ADVICE FOR NONPROFITS
March 17, 2020 POSTPONED: March 17th - Jason Lewis - Special Session & Lunch
February 18, 2020 February 18, 2020 - Diverse Perspectives on Philanthropy: A Conversation on Cross-Cultural Community Impact
January 21, 2020 January 21, 2020 Meeting - Click or Skip? What Words Work Best with Donors in Planned Giving Marketing? Presented by Claudine A. Donikian
January 14, 2020 January 14, 2020 - AFP Member Value Live Webinar-Florida Caucus
December 17, 2019 December 17, 2019 J. Lloyd Horton Award
November 15, 2019 National Philanthropy Day 2019
October 15, 2019 October 15th - Family Foundations & Trusts: Navigating Opportunities and Challenges
October 03, 2019 AFP Member Social
October 03, 2019 AFP Emerging Leaders Conference
September 17, 2019 September 17, 2019 - The In’s and Out’s of Corporate Funding
August 22, 2019 August 22 & 23 - CFRE Two Day Course - Janet Ginn, CFRE
August 20, 2019 August 20, 2019 - Planned Giving 101 & 201
July 16, 2019 July 16, 2019 - Ethics and Research: Get Worried...If You're NOT Doing Research!
June 16, 2019 2019 Planet Philanthropy
June 11, 2019 June 11, 2019 - Secrets of the 2nd Gift – the Key to Donor Retention
May 21, 2019 May 21- Conversation with a Philanthropist - Frank Morsani
April 16, 2019 April 16 - How Generation Z will Impact Your Fundraising
March 12, 2019 The Planned Giving Study: New Insights from Data on Planned Gifts
February 19, 2019 February 19 - AFP CEO Mike Geiger - AFP’s Statement Regarding Sexual Harassment in the Fundraising Profession
February 19, 2019 Young Professionals Conversation with Mike Geiger, President & CEO of AFP
January 15, 2019 Karen Osborne - January Special Session & Luncheon
December 18, 2018 December 18th Major Gifts Panel
November 14, 2018 National Philanthropy Day 2018
October 16, 2018 October 16th - Female Philanthropists: Leaders and Deciders
September 20, 2018 Mix and Mingle - Florida CraftArt Gallery
September 18, 2018 Fundraising Ethics: Are You Playing a Game of Jeopardy with Your Organization's Reputation?
August 24, 2018 Planned Giving Symposium - 2018
July 17, 2018 The Art and Science of Retaining Digital Donors
June 19, 2018 The 2018 Tax Act, Were You Trumped or Blowing the Trumpets?
June 17, 2018 2018 Planet Philanthropy
May 15, 2018 Conversation with a Philanthropist: Richard Gonzmart
April 27, 2018 Pop Up Networking at our Coffee Chat
April 17, 2018 The Realizing Potential Campaign for NSU
March 20, 2018 Philanthropy in the World of Sports
February 20, 2018 Using Giving Circles to Raise Unrestrited Cash & Identify Major Donors
January 25, 2018 Pop Up Networking & Coffee Chat
January 16, 2018 Karen Osborne - January Special Session & Luncheon
December 19, 2017 Lloyd Horton Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree Celebration
December 15, 2017 ATF: Alcohol, Tobacco & Fundraising ~ Ethical Challenges of Special Events ~ Lunch & Learn
November 15, 2017 National Philanthropy Day 2017
October 17, 2017 Why Don't Board Members Do What They're Supposed to Do?
September 19, 2017 September 2017 Meeting
August 30, 2017 Pop-Up Networking at our Coffee Chat - August
August 25, 2017 Planned Giving Symposium - 2017
August 17, 2017 Young Professionals Coffee & Chat - August
July 18, 2017 Use Your Accounting Team to Increase Your Fundraising
May 31, 2017 Pop-Up Networking at our Coffee Chat
May 16, 2017 Take the Fear Out of Asking for Major Gifts
April 18, 2017 Maximizing Fundraising Event Fundamentals: A Necessary Evil
April 04, 2017 Pop-Up Networking at our Coffee Chat
March 21, 2017 The Holistic Relationship begins with YOU
February 21, 2017 Major Gifts Panel
January 17, 2017 Lynne Wester - January Special Session & Luncheon
January 11, 2017 Mix and Mingle - Cooking Demo & Lunch
December 14, 2016 Jingle Jingle Let's Mingle
December 13, 2016 Keeping Off Santa’s Naughty List: What You Need to Know About Fundraising Ethics
November 15, 2016 National Philanthropy Day 2016
October 18, 2016 October Membership Meeting
October 18, 2016 INVITATION ONLY - Developing Your Fundraising Plan
September 20, 2016 Six Steps to Influence and Impact! Developing Your Own Leader Self-Identity - Leader P.O.V.
August 31, 2016 Planned Giving Symposium - 2016
July 19, 2016 Understanding the Powerful Tools Available to the Philanthropist
June 21, 2016 How to Approach Funders
May 17, 2016 Creating Engagement
April 19, 2016 What Your Data is Doing (or Not Doing) for You
March 15, 2016 Fundraising Marketing, Communications & Social Media
March 10, 2016 Professional Development Series
February 16, 2016 Five Secrets to Building a Fabulous Fundraising Board
January 19, 2016 Lynne Wester - January Special Session & Luncheon
December 15, 2015 Member Meeting
November 12, 2015 National Philanthropy Day 2015
October 20, 2015 Philanthropy in Diverse Communities
October 16, 2015 Ethics in Fundraising Workshop
September 15, 2015 Say `Yes' to Advocacy
August 06, 2015 Planned Giving Symposium - 2015
July 21, 2015 July Member Meeting
June 16, 2015 June Member Meeting
June 10, 2015 Mix & Mingle
May 19, 2015 Ten Keys to Success in Creating Sustainable Funding
April 21, 2015 Off the Field & Giving Back
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