The Charlotte and Triangle chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will receive the Friends of Diversity Designation from the association.
The designation, to be presented at the AFP International Conference in Baltimore on April 11, indicates the chapters serve as a model for all chapters to emulate in reaching diversity-related goals set by AFP and chapter leaders.
Dee Blake, president of the board of the Triangle chapter and director of development at Duke HomeCare & Hospice, says the designation represents work over the past year of planning and implementation to “ensure our chapter reflects the depth and richness of the members, clients, volunteers and donors who interact with us.”
That effort was led by Oshana M. Watkins, 2009 diversity chair for the chapter and director of human resources and public relations at Wake Enterprises.
Kishshana Palmer Teele, chair of the Charlotte chapter’s diversity committee and managing partner at Infinite Solutions Group, has been selected to serve on the AFP National Diversity Committee.