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Association of Fundraising Professionals: Southern Arizona Chapter

Making Your AFP Membership Count!!

Come be part of determining how your membership works for you!  Our July program will give AFPSOAZ members and friends a chance to discuss the role of membership in our local AFP chapter and how membership and programming can be more engaging in the future. This program will be a facilitated open discussion to help the Membership Committee gather data and guide the development of programs and activities going forward.  We hope you will come…all who attend will have a chance to win one free registration** to the 2017 Statewide Conference in July.  Don’t miss this one-time opportunity!

**The fine print:  If you win and have already paid for your conference registration you may use the free registration to bring another person (e.g. board member, volunteer, staff member, supervisor or another person interested in learning more about philanthropy!  The conference is a great opportunity to showcase what AFP is about.

Speaker Bios: 

John-Peter Wilhite has served as the Director of Donor Relations for YWCA Southern Arizona since September 2016. Prior to this position he was the Executive Director of Sonoran Glass School and was with the school for over four years.  John-Peter has worked in the non-profit world for a little over 30 years and has spent much of his career with agencies which advocate for disenfranchised individuals.  He has a BFA from Pratt Institute in Fashion Merchandising and an MA in Human Communication from Texas State University. He has a great appreciation for art and loves the time he gets to spend with his Italian Greyhound.

Emilie Doleshel has over 12 years of experience as a professional fundraiser. She started her career with the American Cancer Society, worked in fundraising roles for both elementary and higher education institutions in the San Francisco Bay area, and as the Development Officer at the Notre Dame ACE Academies of Tucson. She is currently the Philanthropic Engagement Manger with the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona.  Emilie has a master’s of science in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame. She earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive credentials in 2016.


Julie Ragland has served as the Development Director at the Rialto Theatre Foundation since April of 2016. A lover of the arts, animals, and nature, she’s been proud to serve many Tucson non-profits including the Center for Biological Diversity, Tohono Chul Park, Fox Tucson Theatre, El Rio’s Birth & Women’s Health Center, and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. She holds a BA in Anthropology and Portuguese from the University of Arizona. She also enjoys teaching kids Capoeira classes at Studio Axé, and spending time with her husband, son, and menagerie of small animals.


Members - $26.05

Nonmembers - $36.35