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YOUNG Fundraising Professional Award

Rising Professional

About This Award

The AFP Southern Colorado Chapter has initiated this award to recognize a fundraising professional in the emerging phase of his or her career who exemplifies the best traits and characteristics of our profession. The Inaugural Award was presented in 2009.

2022 Winner

Diane Stine, Development Director, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

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Diane oversees the fundraising and marketing efforts of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Diane graduated with a B.A. in History from Florida State University and an M.A. in Museum Studies from George Washington University. Diane has fundraising experience for several institutions including the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and Ford’s Theatre Society. In 2022, Diane was selected as a “Rising Star” by the Colorado Springs Business Journal.

Awards are sponsored by Incentive Marketing


 2022 winner: Diane Stine, Development Director, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
 2021 winner: Paige Dubman, Development Officer, The PLACE
 2020 winner: Zuleika Johnson, Associate Director of Development, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
 2019 winner: Rebekah Gans , Development Director, Early Connections Learning Centers
 2017 winner: Michelle Reich , Annual Giving & Special Events Coordinator, UCHealth Memorial Hospital Foundation
 2016 winner: Erica Oakley-Courage, Development Director, Palmer Land Trust
 2015 winner: Kelly Shelton, Manager of Philanthropy, Space Foundation
 2014 winner: Lori Jarvis-Steinwert, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness
 2013 winner: Donna Gibson, Director of Individual Giving, Care and Share Food Bank
 2012 winner: Monica Carruth, Development Officer, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) - Pueblo
 2011 winner: Christi-Marie Butler, Director of Development, Colorado College
 2010 winner: Kristen McGee, Director of Communications and Development, Northern Churches Cares
2009 winner: 
Erin Taylor, Director of Development, Partners In Housing

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