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Each year, philanthropic leaders from around our region come together for the South Sound Philanthropy Summit, hosted by two volunteer-led organizations, AFP South Sound (AFPSS) and South Sound Planned Giving Council (SSPGC), with the goal of bringing together development professionals, allied professionals and philanthropists for a day of education and networking.

We come together to learn, share and grow as a community. Together, we do more, go farther, are more strategic, make a more profound and lasting impact. At the Philanthropy Summit, we “unite to unleash the power of philanthropy.”

Contact us at ssphilanthropysummit@gmail.com



Jennifer Li Dotson
Fundraise Up

Robin Callahan
The Callahan Collaborative
President & Founder


Association of Fundraising Professionals

AFP South Sound is the area’s top place for education and networking for Fundraising professionals. We are continuing to host relevant online events that speak to the changing environment. Check out our website today:

South Sound Planned Giving Council

SSPGC exists advance the education and professional expertise of our field and to encourage interdisciplinary interaction of members and other allied professionals. Consider joining today!

Subcommittee: Sponsorship

Rick Oldenburg, Chair
Oldenburg & Associates, Owner

Emily Mendez-Bryant
Tacoma Community College Foundation, Executive Director

George Zeno
New Creole, Principal

Kari Young
Degrees of Change, Senior Director of Development

Stacey Guadnola, CAP
GTCF, Chief Philanthropy Officer

Subcommittee: Program

Emily Happy, Co-Chair
The Philanthropy Collective, Principal

Douglas Page, Co-Chair
Pacific Lutheran University,
Executive Director of Gift Planning

Diane Lyons, CFRE
Orion Industries, Director of Development

Kaarin Austin
KNKX, Director of Major and Planned Giving

Subcommittee: Outreach

Todd Blodgett, Chair
Eisenhower Carlson PLLC,
Attorney At Law, Partner

Marion Sharp
Nourish Pierce County,
Interim Director of Development

Juel Lugo, CDMP, PCM
LILT Design & Marketing, Principal

Shelley J. Buck
FLS Financial Group
Client Services Manager

Support Team:

Mary Davidson, MBA
EP Events LLC, Owner / Event Manager

Caitlin King
EP Events LLC, Event Manager

Bethany Maines
LILT Design & Marketing, Principal

Juel Lugo, CDMP, PCM
LILT Design & Marketing, Principal

Jenn TerMaat
AFP South Sound, Chapter Administrator

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