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About AFP Collier-Lee (formerly Everglades)

What We Do

Founded in 1994, The Collier-Lee Chapter (formerly Everglades Chapter) serves Collier and Lee Counties in Southwest Florida.

We collaborate with local organizations including the Greater Naples Area Planned Giving Council (GNAPGC), the Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Hodges University, and the Community Foundation of Collier County to offer professional development programs for fundraising professionals.

We offer approximately 8 programs each year, including a half-day symposium with the GNAPGC on planned giving each June.  These programs are open to both AFP members, GNAPGC membes and non-members.

We sponsor a National Philanthropy Day celebration in November.

See our Event Calendar for details on our programs for the coming months. The calendar is updated regularly. To receive email notification of upcoming events, please contact with your email address.

Benefits of Membership

There are many benefits of membership, including attending our educationa sessions at no-cost, access to members-only free resources on the AFP website, reduced pricing for the state-wide AFP Annual Conference "Planet Philanthropy" and reduced pricing for the AFP International Conference. See the main AFP website for more information about benefits of membership. Members can also be involved in our Chapter committees to plan our activities.

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AFP Collier-Lee Board of Directors 2018


President: Aaron Lapp, Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Immediate Past President: Susan L. Suarez, Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida

Secretary: Bryan Lee, Children's Advocacy Council

Treasurer: Charles Kerwood, Waller Financial



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

Jeff Muddell, Lee Health

Miriam Pereira, Harry Chapin Food Bank

John Riley, Riley Philanthropy

Steve Sanderson, United Way of Collier County



Past Chapter Presidents

Susan L. Suarez 

Paul Seifert

Elizabeth Morano

Connie Dillon

Cyndi Fields

Dr. Barbara Tarka-Leonard

Dr. Louis Traina

C. Ronald McSwiney


For More Information

If you need more information, please contact: Aaron Lapp, President.

Our mailing address is:

AFP Everglades Chapter
P.O. Box 110411
Naples, FL 34108