Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee plans and organizes educational, training and networking opportunities throughout the year for AFP Vancouver Chapter members and others working in the fundraising sector. We focus on offering events that address current issues in fundraising as well as issues that affect the local fundraising community in particular. Membership has its benefits as all events offer a discount rate to members and some events are members only. For a listing of our professional development activities, please view our Events Calendar.


Victoria Caros, Annual Giving & Community Relations Officer, St. John’s School

  • Deb Abma-Sluggett, Past Chair, Director of Philanthropy & Government Relations, Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation
  • Charlotte Fox, Business Systems Coordinator, Vancouver Foundation
  • James Bacon, Manager, Corporate Partnerships, Variety - The Children's Charity of BC
  • Larissa Hayes, Manager of Philanthropy, Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation
  • Luigi Ronchi, Philanthropy Professional
  • Nav Nagra, Communications and Events Manager, Vantage Point
  • Shirley Loi, Community Engagement Manager, Traction On Demand
  • Tracey-Lee Barr, Consultant