October 2017  

Upcoming Monthly Meetings

Creating a Culture of Fundraising Leaders

October 25, 2017
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Hurstbourne Country Club
9000 Hurstbourne Club Lane
Louisville, KY 40222

In 2006, there was a vision to elevate the culture of philanthropy across the organization at Norton Healthcare and in the community. Within the Norton system, two fundraising teams integrated into one, CFRE certifications and volunteerism in AFP were encouraged and supported by staff, institutional culture and training became the norm, and a grateful patient and stewardship program was implemented to focus on the elevation of clinical relationships and deeper alignment of donors’ intentions.   What was evolving within the Norton Healthcare team was also shared within the community of fundraisers through volunteerism, mentorship, hosting training, and sponsorships, to name a few, with the sole purpose of sharing resources with all fundraisers so that “all boats can rise with the rising tide”.

In 2015, the next step in the process resulted in cross-cultural training which included everyone in the office meeting donors where they were and more seamlessly integrating mission and vision of programs and services into all roles.    For this to happen, many internal processes required change. Employees needed to feel empowered to lead their areas, in a way become their own CEOs, by building strategies, forming teams, making their own decisions, communicating with others, and being accountable for their outcomes. This presentation is a look at what it takes to change a culture, build trust among the team, have courageous conversations, allow for mistakes, and create an environment for everyone to be successful individually and through team fundraising.

Traci Simonsen, CFRE and LCSW, is the Executive Director of Major Gifts for the Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Norton Healthcare Foundation. In that role, she leads the Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Grant Writing, and Gift Processing team. Under the leadership of Lynnie Meyer, Chief Development Officer, the foundations raise more than $20 million annually in support of Norton Healthcare’s mission. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Hawaii and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Louisville. She was a Dale Carnegie instructor for over 20 years. She currently serves on local community nonprofit boards and is a past recipient of the Bertha Capen Award for Social Consciousness, the Women’s Business Professional Award, and the Presentation Academy Tower Award.

Heather Singleton, CFRE, is Executive Director of Events and Community Outreach for Norton Healthcare’s foundation offices: the Norton Healthcare Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Foundation.  In this role, she manages the events, special projects and donor relations team, raising around $3.2 million annually.

In addition to her work at the foundations, Singleton is actively involved in other philanthropic efforts including serving as President-Elect for the Greater Louisville chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).  She also serves on the board of directors for Camp MARC, a summer camp in Western Kentucky for mentally and physically handicapped adults.  She is a past recipient of the NFocus New Faces of Philanthropy award, as well as a graduate of Leadership Louisville’s Focus Louisville and Ignite Louisville programs.

Singleton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from Western Kentucky University and a Master of Science degree in Business Communications from Spalding University.  


$20.00 Member Ticket
$25.00 after 12:00 am October 21

$40.00 Guest Ticket
$45.00 after 12:00 am October 21

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Scholarship Opportunities!

Scholarship Opportunities!

Apply for a Scholarship to the 2018 International AFP Conference!
October 13th is the deadline for submitting a scholarship application for the international AFP conference in April 2018 in New Orleans!  For more information, visit
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National Philanthropy Day

2017 NPD - Register Today!

Register Now

November 17, 2017
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Galt House East
140 N 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202

We are honored to recognize the following award recipients:

  • JC Campbell - Young Philanthropist of the Year
  • Cathy Galante - Frank W. Penick Founder's Award
  • Andrew Klem and Jack Schrepferman - Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
  • Richard A. Lechleiter - Philanthropist of the Year/Individual
  • James (Jim) R. Ryan - Baylor Landrum, Jr. Leave a Legacy Award
  • Sam Swope Family Foundation - Philanthropist of the Year/Organization
  • Margaret Schneider - Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers

Please consider becoming a sponsor of National Philanthropy Day® The National Philanthropy Day luncheon is the one venue where all of the nonprofits in our community come together and celebrate everything about philanthropy. Your support is appreciated and is an important part of this year's celebration. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the NPD Sponsorship Chair, Julie Torzewski via email at


$5,000.00 Speaker Sponsor

$3,500.00 Media Sponsor

$2,500.00 Major Sponsor

$2,500.00 Scholarship Sponsor
$2,700.00 after 11:45 pm November 1

$1,000.00 Sustaining Sponsor
$1,200.00 after 11:45 pm November 1

$480.00 Table Patron
$550.00 after 11:45 pm November 1

$55.00 Individual Ticket
$75.00 after 11:45 pm November 1

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Membership Corner


Welcome to New Members:

Elizabeth P. Clingaman, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, Sacred Heart Schools

Membership Special! 

New members can receive $50 off in the professional and associate categories when they join from October 1-Nov. 31 using code NPD2017.

Congratulations to everyone with a new position or promotion:

    • Congratulations to the following members of the Children’s Hospital Foundation and Norton Healthcare Foundation on their recent promotions!

      o   Anne Cannon, Director of Events & Donor Relations

      o   Jennifer Clark, Manager of Special Events & Volunteers

      o   Amanda Current, Director of Events & Internal Relations

      o   Courtney Gatti, Manager of Special Events

    • Beth Gaddie Hobson is now the Fundraising Campaign Director for Hosparus Health
    • Sommer Lally is now the Director of Development at Alzheimer's Association Greater Kentucky & Southern Indiana
    • Pam Carter is now the Director of Development at USA Cares

Celebration Corner: 

Let us celebrate YOU in 2017!

Please submit your career milestones, years of service, new job, promotion, or other exciting news in your life as a fundraiser - Self-report or give another colleague a shout out! Send all news to monthly. We'll need your news by the 1st of the month to be included in the next newsletter. Anything received later may be added to the next month's news.

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Job Listings

Classified Job Listing

To submit job listings, please send a document (.pdf or .doc format) that includes: (a) information about the position (such as a job description) AND (b) directions for applying to the position to Please also let us know a date when you would like us to remove the posting (if not notified otherwise the position will remain listed for 30 days).  Current job listings are also included in the monthly e-newsletter, and on the AFP Greater Louisville Chapter Facebook Page.  

Effective April 2014, the price for a job listing is $25 if the hiring organization has an employee who is an AFP member in good standing.  The price for a job listing is $50 if the hiring organization does not have an employee who is an AFP member in good standing.  The fee is due at the time of the listing request.  

 AFP Greater Louisville reserves the right to refuse any job listing deemed inappropriate. 

Director of Philanthropy

Neighborhood House

Job Posting
Aug. 25, 2017


Job Posting
Sep. 15, 2017


Kentucky State Director

Best Buddies Kentucky

Job Posting
Sep. 20, 2017


Job Posting
Sep. 21, 2017


Community Engagement Director

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Job Posting
Sep. 25, 2017


Director of Development

Louisville Free Public Library Foundation

Job Posting
Sep. 25, 2017


Job Posting
Oct. 2, 2017


Development Assistant

Louisville Orchestra

Job Posting
Oct. 5, 2017


Director of Philanthropy

Christian Appalachian Project

Job Posting
Oct. 9, 2017


Development Director

Kentucky Waterways Alliance

Job Posting
Oct. 9, 2017


Director of Mission Advancement

Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

Job Posting
Oct. 11, 2017

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