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Please see the discount coupon for the AFP anniversary in June.  This coupon is for $50.00 off the Professional or Associate membership categories dues of $250.00 and is applicable to new members only.  Members will be able to join online and enter the discount code of JUNE16 to receive the reduced dues.  Members will also be able to mail in the coupon with the membership application.  The coupon expires June 30 2016 so please feel free to share this coupon now.

Ann Wolf, Central Iowa AFP Membership Chair

Each year AFP offers a $50 discount off a new Professional or Associate member in honor of National Philanthropy Day®.  This coupon is good from now until November 30, 2016.  New members can use it by mailing it in or by joining online and inserting the discount code NPD2016.

Ann Wolf, Central Iowa AFP Membership Chair



September 12, 2016 Luncheon

11:45am - 1pm

Phil Was Here – Creating a Culture of Philanthropy

Registration is now open for the AFP September Luncheon.

Luncheon Location:
Plymouth Congregational Church, Waveland Room
4126 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, Iowa

Presented by:  Courtney Blind, Associate Director, Campus Philanthropy at University of Iowa Foundation
AFP of Central Iowa members and guests will learn tips and tricks to creating a culture of philanthropy, using strategies developed by the team at the University of Iowa and the Phil Was Here campaign.
Phil Was Here® is part of the University of Iowa Foundation’s Campus Philanthropy Initiative (CPI). Launched in 2007, the initiative is as an important part of what UI Foundation President and CEO Lynette Marshall calls “building a culture of philanthropy” at the University of Iowa. The purpose is to build awareness among students about the importance of private support in enhancing their educational experience at Iowa, and to actively engage current UI students in all aspects of philanthropy. In 2009, the foundation formed the Student Philanthropy Group to help spread the word about the impact philanthropy has on campus, and the concept of Phil was born. Since then, the program has expanded to include a faculty/staff campaign (aimed at participation), and a summer development internship program, to name a few.
Bio: Courtney Blind has built a career around student engagement at the University of Iowa. After graduating from the UI in 2007, Courtney founded the Dance Marathon Alumni Group while working on the membership team at the University of Iowa Alumni Association. She then spent three years as the Advisor for UI Dance Marathon, a year-round student philanthropy raising money for pediatric cancer patients and their families at UI Children’s Hospital. Under Courtney’s leadership, the organization’s fundraising grew nearly 50%. After serving as the Director for Alumni Relations for the Tippie College of Business, Courtney now oversees the Campus Philanthropy Initiative at the UI Foundation. The Williams Development Fellow, Phil Was Here® marketing, the faculty/staff campaign, Phil’s Day, and summer internship program all fall under her purview.
Courtney is driven to shape students’ involvement with and awareness of philanthropy while on campus at the University of Iowa. She is highly networked across campus to provide positive experiences for a highly diverse student body.

Join us Monday, September 12, 2016 for our next AFP Chapter meeting.

We look forward to seeing you! And remember, as an AFP member, you may bring a guest annually FREE OF CHARGE to an AFP monthly lunch meeting.

NOTE: If you prefer to pay by check you will still need to complete the online registration and either send in payment or bring it to the meeting. Also, if you plan to bring a guest, you must do this manually by emailing AFP Chapter Administrator Suzanne Hull at

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