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AFP Southern Colorado Proudly Announces

The 16th Annual Summit on Philanthropy

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AFP Southern Colorado's Summit on Philanthropy

Annual Conference followed by the 2022 Award Reception

September 23, 2022
Berger Hall on the UCCS Campus
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM In-Person Education Sessions & Networking
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Awards Reception 

Your registration includes:

Two outstanding morning speakers
Two relevant afternoon breakout sessions
Impactful Southern Colorado exhibitors
Networking opportunities
Light breakfast and buffet lunch
Celebration of THREE Southern Colorado Philanthropy National Philanthropy Day Awards!
Chance to earn FREE AFP SOCO Membership and one of FIVE gift baskets

After two years of waiting to come back together in person, join us for AFP Southern Colorado's 16th Annual Summit on Philanthropy!  We hope to see you for this day of professional development, networking with new and familiar peers, and the celebration of outstanding fundraising professionals and philanthropic organizations. This event is approved for 3.5 CE credits.




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Keynote Speaker

David Dahlin

Vice President Philanthropic Services
Pikes Peak Community Foundation

Conquering Challenges and Finding Meaning in Fundraising

David joined the Foundation in 2021. He brings over 30 years of social sector experience to help clients achieve their philanthropic goals. David has deep expertise in social impact strategies and is an advocate for the sector and the role that it plays in creating vibrant and healthy society. David has lived in the Pikes Peak Region for many years. He spent much of his career with one of the world’s largest child-focused charities, Compassion International. He then served as CEO of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. David led Geneva Global, an international philanthropic consultancy and founded LiveWell GiveWell, a private philanthropic advisory practice.

David earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from St. Olaf College. He studied theology at Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary and earned his master’s degree in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas.

Opening Speaker

Chef Brother Luck

Southern Colorado Celebrity Chef 
Chef, Entrepreneur, and Owner of Four by Brother Luck & Lucky Dumpling

No Lucks Given, Life Is Hard but There Is Hope

Chef Brother Luck is an award-winning chef, entrepreneur, and advocate for the pursuit of self-discovery. With a childhood marked by humble beginnings, Brother is on a mission to prove to others that while our past is forever a part of who we are, it does not determine the people that we become. Today, Brother has earned a reputation as a celebrity chef through appearances on Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay, and Top Chef, and also as a successful business owner with the establishment of his restaurants Four by Brother Luck and Lucky Dumpling, both located in his home of Colorado Springs. This fall, Brother Luck will release his memoir

No Lucks Given, taking off the white chef's coat and going beyond the kitchen to relive his own turbulent life story with the goal of teaching readers that even when life gets hard, there is hope.


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Breakout Session #1

Zuleika Johnson

Founder and CEO of Luna Philanthropy, LLC &
Associate Director of Development at University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Strategies for Diversifying Your Donor Pipelines

Development shops have begun strategic efforts to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy and increase engagement with historically minoritized communities. You likely know that it’s important to build upon this strategy, but you may not know where to begin.

Join Zuleika Johnson for a discussion on how to identify areas where you can make improvements as it relates to diversifying your development staff, engaging communities of color, and diversifying your donor pipelines. You will walk away from this breakout session with an understanding of diversity in philanthropy trends and how you can reach the goals you seek for the diversity, equity, and inclusivity of your development shops.

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Breakout Session #2

Amanda Graham, MPA

Owner of AG Philanthropy

Engaging Youth in Philanthropy

Come join Amanda Graham as she leads a discussion on how we, as development professionals, can lead and mentor the next generation of donors in philanthropy. Together, we will explore useful tips, trends, and proven practices on the subject.

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Amanda Graham, MPA

Full participation in this program is applicable for 3.5 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Top Reasons for Attending the Summit on Philanthropy

Grow your fundraising knowledge and skills

Network with other fundraising professionals

Honor local fundraising professionals.

Exhibitor/Sponsor Opportunities

Join the Summit on Philanthropy as a Premier Sponsor!
Top 3 Reasons Your Organization Should be Involved.

Has your organization considered sponsorship opportunities for the 16th Annual Summit on Philanthropy? The 2022 event takes place Friday, September 23rd. 

The Summit on Philanthropy is AFP SOCO’s peak professional development event of the fundraising year and remains one of the largest gathering of fundraisers in Southern Colorado. Attended by a wide variety of fundraising professionals – including Executive Directors, Philanthropy Directors, Marketing /Donor Relations, and front-line fundraisers – the Summit is an excellent engagement point with the nonprofit sector. Supporting the conference through sponsorship and exhibiting provides a unique opportunity to showcase to our influential market.

Check out the top three reasons you and your organization should be interested in sponsorship:
  1. Promote your organization, company, brand, and services or products to the fundraising community of Southern Colorado
  2. Connect directly with over 100 philanthropy professionals from across Southern Colorado.
  3. Make change by supporting philanthropy. The Summit on Philanthropy is the culminating time that we support and engage fundraisers, as well as celebrate their year-long dedication and accomplishments, which enhance our local communities.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and supporting the Summit on Philanthropy, please contact AFP SOCO Summit Committee, at


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