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Take a Tropical Dive into Gift Planning

September 20, 2017

11:30 am- 1 pm

BP Energy Center

Moderated by Harry W. Need, MPA, CFRE, Senior Director of Philanthropic Services at the UA Foundation.

Development is a team sport, especially when it comes to charitable estate planning. As fundraisers, we sit on a deep bench of professional advisors that look after our donor's legal, tax, income and legacy concerns. Join us for a gift planning luncheon where we can dive into this experience. 

We’ll look at a brief case study of Phil N. Tropic, his family and business, and discuss his considerations from multiple perspectives with local expert professionals from the legal, tax, financial and development sectors.

The case study will be made available to all registrants before the luncheon.

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Pitch.Click.Give by AFP + AMA!

Our AFP Alaska Chapter joins together with the American Marketing Association's Alaska Chapter for some fun nonprofit marketing planning of the upcoming Pick.Click.Give campaign!

Don't miss it on Friday, September 22

Pitch.Click.Give. applications are now available

Looking to step up your Pick.Click.Give. campaign for 2018, but not sure how?  Pitch.Click.Give. is your chance to work with a team of designers and marketing professional to develop a creative, innovative campaign strategy designed specifically for your nonprofit.   

On Friday, September 22, 8 nonprofits will join community members and marketers to create a Pick.Click.Give. campaign for the 2017-2018 season. Teams will then present their pitches to a panel of judges in competition for first and second place prize. Last year, the combined first and second place prizes totaled over $30,000 in-kind marketing support including $1,000 cash from AFP. 

Learn more here!


The Association of Fundraising Professionals Alaska Chapter is proud to honor the following Alaskans for their commitment to bring about lasting community change at the 30th annual Alaska Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon.


We announce and congratulate the following awardees! 

•  Outstanding Business or Foundation in Philanthropy:


•  Outstanding Small Business in Philanthropy:

Design Alaska

•  Outstanding Volunteer in Philanthropy:

Pete Pinney

•  Outstanding Individual or Family Philanthropist:

Jack and Carol Wilbur

•  Outstanding Youth or Youth Group in Philanthropy:

Rebekah and Victoriah Haakenson

•  Outstanding Professional in Philanthropy:

Megan Riebe, CFRE


And, this year we are very pleased to honor:

•  Eugene R. Wilson Lifetime Achievement Award:

Gov. William Sheffield


The individuals and organizations selected will receive their honors at the Association of Fundraising Professionals Alaska Chapter’s Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 17, 2016 at the Dena’ina Center. Please save the date!


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