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Inside the DC Chapter

As one of the nation’s largest and most active AFP Chapters, our members represent local, regional, and national nonprofits of all sizes throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia.  Members please contact us with your professional news and accomplishments.


Member News and Accomplishments

September 13, 2013
Dereck Woodward, beloved husband of fundraising professional and longtime AFP member Sue Woodward, passed away on August 28 in Arlington, VA. He and Sue moved back to this area on July 1. Dereck bravely battled mesothelioma for 2/12 years.  Retired from the Royal Air Force, Dereck was an avid cyclist, a leader in Aero Modeling, a columnist for 25 years in Radio Modeler and Quiet and Electric Flight International  and a partner in Woodward Associates.  Sue, active in AFP, DMA and DMAW for many years.  Dereck enjoyed accompanying Sue to industry events and was the hit of many our social gatherings. Sue was on the committee of the first Bridge Conference and Dereck’s photographs of that event were published on the DMAW/AFP website.  A celebration of Dereck’s life will be held Saturday, November 2 at the Irish Inn at Glen Echo, Glen Echo, MD at 3:00 pm.  Memorial contributions can be made to Capital Caring @


March 1, 2012
Congratulations to AFP DC Board Member Lisa Maska, CFRE on being named the 2011 Direct Marketer of the Year by the Direct Marketing Fundraising Association.  Ms. Maska, a partner with Lautman Maska Neill & Company, is serving her fifth and final term on the Chapter’s Board.  

January 1, 2012

Congratulations to AFP DC Member, Sharon Gleason, ACFRE on her election to the CFRE International Board of Directors.  Ms. Gleason is currently the director of development for the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital and has been a CFRE since 2004, and an ACFRE (Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive) since 2011.  Her three-year term began in January 2012.


Chapter Partner News

January 19, 2012
Campbell & Company
, a leading national nonprofit fundraising consulting and executive search firm headquartered in Chicago and an AFP DC Chapter Partner, expands its D.C. office with the addition of Dirk Sellers, Vice President.

The addition of Dirk Sellers is part of Campbell & Company’s long-range strategic plan to strengthen its ability to deliver quality fundraising, communications and executive search services nationwide.

“Dirk’s wealth of management and fundraising experience as a consultant and practitioner further strengthens our ability to provide valuable services to the nonprofits we serve,” says Peter Fissinger, President of Campbell & Company. “With our commitment to providing the deepest insights and strongest solutions for our clients, we are delighted to welcome him to our team.”