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.


Tracey Barr, Events, Fundraising and People Management Professional

Deb Abma-Sluggett, Manager of Philanthropy & Government Relations at Take A Hike Foundation 


  • Victoria Caros, Advancement Services and Stewardship Officer, St. John's School
  • Charlotte Jones, Business System Coordinator, Vancouver Foundation
  • James Bacon, Manager, Corporate Partnerships, Variety - The Children's Charity of BC
  • Shirley Loi, Community Engagement Manager, Traction for Good
  • Larissa Hayes, Community Partnership Manager, Vantage Point Strategies Society