October 17 , 2006
The West Michigan chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will celebrate philanthropy on Thursday, November 9 at Calvin College as part of a series of events around the country designed to recognize giving.
The West Michigan event comes six days ahead of National Philanthropy Day, to be marked this year on November 15.
The West Michigan AFP chapter has planned a full day for the 8 am to 4:15 pm conference at Calvin. The celebration begins with opening plenary speaker William T. Sturtevant, the vice president for principal gifts at the University of Illinois Foundation, and ends with Penelope Burk, president of Cygnus Applied Research Inc. In between will be a noon awards banquet and a half dozen educational sessions.
Nearly 250 individuals are expected to attend the 19th annual AFP-West Michigan Chapter National Philanthropy Day event."