AFP Florida Caucus

Connecting AFP Members across Florida!

About Us

About the Association of Fundraising Professionals

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in over 229 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. For more information or to join the largest association of development professionals, visit AFP at

About the Florida Caucus

The AFP Florida Caucus is a coalition of the 18 AFP Florida Chapters and the Puerto Rico Chapter. The AFP Florida Caucus is dedicated to advancing philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising through education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing and advocacy; and under an informal joint relationship, convene as a group to conduct statewide business of interest to the chapters as well as sponsor and conduct a statewide educational event Planet Philanthropy.

The Nonprofit Sector in Florida:
• Is the fourth largest employer among Florida industries
• Between Nonprofits and Foundations, it holds assets exceeding $91 billion
• Generates more than $48 billion in total revenue, expending over $44 billion
• Generates more than $61 billion in total economic activity

Contact us: 


AFP Florida Caucus Board of Directors

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Lisa Blackwelder
Executive Director
Lawrence E. White Family Foundation
625 Waltham Avenue
Orlando, FL 32809
Phone (407) 855-1136
Central Florida Chapter

Vice President/President Elect

Meredith Ray Feder, CFRE
Associate Director of Advancement
Gulliver Schools
1500 San Remo Ave, Suite 420
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Phone (786)709-4076
Ft. Lauderdale/Broward Chapter


Aida Matic, CFRE
Vice President, Philanthropy
5955 Rand Blvd
Sarasota, Florida  34238
Phone (941) 552-7551
Southwest Chapter


Lisa A. Maldonado, MSA
Director of Operations
Florida State College Foundation
501 W. State Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone (904) 357-8894
First Coast Chapter

Immediate Past President

Heather R. Corey, CFRE
Director of Development
Friends of ElderSource
10688 Old St. Augustine Rd.
Jacksonville, FL
Phone (904) 391-6679
First Coast Chapter

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Planet Philanthropy is the annual statewide conference presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Florida Caucus. The event will be June 7-9, 2015 at The Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, Florida. 

PP15 Chairs

Planet Philanthropy Chairs:

Conference Chair
Joshua Zmroczek, CFRE
Director of Development
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
126 W. Adams Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone (904) 356-8371 x314

Conference Co-Chair
Daniel Samuels
Director of Development
Devereux Florida
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 400
Orlando, FL 32822
Office: 407-362-9243

AFP Regional Representative

Val Lay
9420 Tyler Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
Phone: (614) 266-9918

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