President's Message

Welcome to the Fairfield County Chapter of the
Association of Fundraising Professionals!

The Mission of AFP is to:

                                                      Advance Philanthropy
                                                      Foster Professional Development
                                                      Promote Ethical Fundraising Practices

At the AFP Fairfield County Chapter, we strive to provide you with the tools you need for ethical and effective fundraising. We have monthly meetings at different times of the day to allow everyone and all schedules to attend. We also hold several webinars and social events throughout the year as well as members-only roundtable discussions. Our programs, activities, and networking opportunities are designed to provide you with the education, connections, mentoring, and latest news and ideas to be successful and meet the challenges we face as development professionals.

                       Being a Fundraiser Means More than just Raising Funds.

Fundraisers are the connection between donors and causes, the catalyst that makes philanthropy happen. No two fundraisers are alike, just as no two causes or fundraising campaigns are alike. It’s a hard job and AFP Fairfield County is here to help you through your challenges and celebrate your successes.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call contact me at (203) 416-1479 or email

Please contact our Chapter Administrator, Kathy Hoile, at  to receive advance notices of the monthly meeting program speakers and topics, or if you would like information about joining the AFP Fairfield Chapter.

I hope to meet you at our next monthly meeting, webinar, or social!

Pam Rittman
AFP Fairfield County Chapter