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Celebrate Philanthropy at the 26th Annual National Philanthropy Day Dinner!


Thursday, November 9, 2017 
at The Henry in Dearborn

National Philanthropy Day is the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Detroit Chapter's premier event to celebrate and honor the passion, commitment and leadership of Southeastern Michigan's philanthropists, distinguished volunteers and those in the fundraising profession. 

Individual tickets: $125

Table of 10: $1250

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We invite you to partner with AFP Greater Detroit to honor and recognize the awardees! For more information on how you can become a sponsor of National Philanthropy Day, click here.  Confirm your commitment by completing our online sponsorship form here.   

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Upcoming Events

Diversity Day Diversity Day hands

October 19, 8:00 - 9:30 AM

“Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.” Verna Myers

This panel discussion will focus on the meaning of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  The discussion will be an open dialogue on how to reach and relate to the differences of others, while being inclusive of their thoughts, ideas, and perspectives.  Panelists will relate discussion to our roles in development.
8:00 - 8:30 AM Breakfast & Networking8:30 - 9:30 AM 60-Minute Program 

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Lawrence Technological University
Engineering Building, 21000 W. Ten Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075

Member Price $25; Non-Member Price $40

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Annual Member Appreciation Event: Tacos at Techtown

October 5, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Join us for complimentary beer, wine, and refreshments as well as a chance to network with other AFP members in Detroit's coolest entrepreneurship hub.

This is an exclusive membership appreciation event for AFP GDC members only! 

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Techtown Detroit
440 Burroughs St. 
Detroit, MI 48202

This is a free member only event!

Welcome to the Greater Detroit Chapter

Mission: The Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Detroit Chapter is the premiere resource for fundraisers in Southeast Michigan as Detroit’s main driver of philanthropy in our community. 

AFP Greater Detroit, seeks to foster the professional development and growth of fundraising professionals, to preserve and enhance philanthropy and volunteerism, and to promote the highest ethical standards in the fundraising profession worldwide.

AFP Greater Detroit believes that diversity and inclusion create a strong, vital and unified force for the effective pursuit of an organization's mission and achieving philanthropic success.  Through it's educational programs, AFP Greater Detroit acts as a resource to fundraising and nonprofit professionals throughout Southeastern Michigan.  AFP Greater Detroit offers the best networking opportunities, an unwavering commitment to the highest ethical standards, and the most exciting and cutting edge educational and professional advancement opportunities. Learn how you can get involved and join AFP today!


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