AFP Vancouver Island News & Events

Annual General Meeting Recap

& Board Elections

Thank you to all our members who were able to attend–in person and online–our 2022 AGM. We had the pleasure of listening to an excellent educational session on trust-based philanthropy and donor engagement, from our Victoria Foundation guest speakers, Tracy

Cullen and Jessica Doll. 

Thank you, Jessica and Tracy, for sharing your knowledge, passion and experience!


Please join us in welcoming the 2022/2023 AFP Vancouver Island Board:


Julia Keenan


IDEA Chair

Danielle Mulligan


Charlene Smith


Communications Co-Chairs

Steven Seltzer

Zoe Lauckner


Education Chair

Marsha Guthrie

Every Member Campaign Chair

Ashleigh Gulkiewich

Government Relations Chair

Cora LaRussa

Membership Chair

Cheryl Hebb 

Mentorship Chair  

Jennifer Sandmaier 

Scholarship Chair 

Kathy Baan 

Members at Large 

Signy Madden (IDEA & Education Committee)

Nicole Pointon (Communications Committee) 

Annie Taal (Every Member Campaign Committee) 

Vacant Board Roles 

National Philanthropy Day Chair 

Sponsorship Chair 


In addition to welcoming the 2022-2023 Board, we bid the fondest of farewells to our outgoing President, Amanda Taylor.

Amanda has served on the AFP Vancouver Board for nearly a decade, bringing her extensive fundraising knowledge and commitment to the betterment of the Vancouver Island community to every role she’s held. She’s adapted to ongoing change and adversity–including becoming President at the end of her parental leave, in the middle of a pandemic with an almost entirely new board–while remaining available and open to all those who needed her.

SO many of the past, present and future successes of AFP Vancouver Island are a direct result of Amanda’s tireless work and passion for fundraising.

Thank you for being you, Amanda! The woman with all the skills and the biggest heart!

With that, we move into summer and a brief hiatus from this newsletter. We hope you all have a wonderful July and August and look forward to sharing more about the direction of AFP VI, professional development opportunities, membership benefits and new ways to get involved in September.

That said, please keep an eye out this summer for details and the nomination process for National Philanthropy Day 2022.


Julia Keenan


AFP Vancouver Island

P.S. Should you have any suggestions, questions or would like to join the AFP VI board, please do reach out.

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