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The Collier-Lee Chapter (formerly Everglades Chapter) of The Association of Fundraising Professionals was formed in 1994. We serve AFP members as well as professionals working in fundraising in the local community by providing monthly continuing education and/ or networking programs.


Our current board members are:


Z. Allen Abbott, Cypress Cove

Jane Badger, Boys and Girls Club of Collier County

Tracy Connelly, Guadalupe Center

Eileen Connolly-Keesler, Community Foundation of Collier County

Tiffany Heck, Artis-Naples

Niccole Howard, Collier Child Care Resources

Charles Kerwood, Waller Financial

Aaron Lapp, Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Bryan Lee, Children's Advocacy Center

Jeff Muddell, Lee Health

Miriam Pereira, Harry Chapin Food Bank

John Riley, Riley Philanthropy

Steve Sanderson, United Way of Collier County

Susan L. Suarez, Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida

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