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MARTIN COUNTY -- Local fundraising professionals plan to gather on June 27 to discuss ways that capital campaigns can actually build an annual giving program and vice-versa.
Guest speaker Craig Chindemi, CFRE, Vice President and Chief Philanthropic Officer of Martin Health Foundation, will address this issue with members and guests of The Association of Fund Raising Professionals bi-monthly luncheon meeting, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on June 27 at Manero's Restaurant, located at 2851 S.W. High Meadows Ave. in Palm City.
In this discussion, Mr. Chindemi plans to discuss the fundamental principles that ensure an organization is positioned favorably post-campaign from a revenue perspective.
Mr. Chindemi was named vice president and chief philanthropic officer for Martin Health System in December 2012. He brought more than 25 years of experience in fundraising for health care, higher education and national social service agencies to Martin Health Foundation.
Most recently, he served as vice president for institutional advancement at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. A member of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals since 1987, Mr. Chindemi has served a wide variety of organizations, including the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Community Counseling Services, Nova Southeastern University and St. Thomas University in Miami.
The luncheon and presentation is open to any fundraising professional, executive director, board member or any other individual interested in charitable giving.
Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 11:30 a.m. for an opportunity to network with other area professionals. The cost for the lunch is $15 for AFP members or $25 for non-members. Reservations may be made online at www.afptreasurecoast.org or by calling Suzanne Horstman at (772) 285-3468.
AFP is the largest association of fundraisers in the world and represents nearly 30,000 fundraising practitioners across the globe. The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy supports programs and initiatives that help train fundraisers and increase knowledge and awareness of ethical fundraising. AFP Treasure Coast is the local chapter for fundraising professionals in Martin and St. Lucie counties.
For more information, visit www.afptreasurecoast.org.