The Collier-Lee Chapter (formerly Everglades Chapter) of The Association of Fundraising Professionals was formed in 1994. We serve AFP members as well as professionals working in fundraising in the local community by providing continuing education and/ or networking programs.  



Tuesday, April 23, 2024


8:30 – 9:00 am Registration & Networking
9:00 – 10:00 am Presentation with Q&A


The Shelter for Abused Women & Children (Naples)
The location will be sent upon RSVP confirmation.


Members: Free
Future Members: $10.00


Creating a mid- and major-level giving program is critical to developing a sustainable fundraising model for your organization. Our panelists will discuss how to define who are mid- and major-level donors and how to build a donor-centered fundraising program that will build your non-profit’s revenue streams.  


Maria Bustamante, director of donor relations, Guadalupe Center

Maria Bustamante is a proud alumna of Florida Gulf Coast University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology. As the Director of Donor Relations for Guadalupe Center, Maria brings a unique perspective to her role as a beneficiary of the organization’s programs. With a diverse background spanning the public and nonprofit sectors, she developed a deep passion for fostering equitable access to high-quality education.

In May of 2024, Maria will further her academic journey by obtaining a dual master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and Public Administration from the University of Central Florida. She received the Association of Fundraising Professional’s 2023 Outstanding Emerging Leader award. Maria also volunteers with the Immokalee Foundation, where she has served as a mentor for the past three years.

Anne Frazier, system director of development, Lee Health Foundation

Anne Frazier is a results-driven community nonprofit leader with over 25 years building relationships with local and global communities with the goal of improving the quality of life for men, women and particularly children.

Since July 2016, she has served as senior director of development for Lee Health Foundation and was promoted to System Director of Development in 2022. She leads the outreach and fundraising efforts in Naples and South Lee County and manages a team of dedicated professionals. She helped carry the momentum of the $100 million capital campaign to build Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and is the foundation representative for Kids’ Minds Matter, the pediatric mental and behavioral health fund, for the Golisano Children’s Health Center in Naples and Lee Health – Coconut Point.

Her vital role ensures philanthropic support for patient care, programs, and services through Lee Health, particularly for Naples and Bonita Springs.

Mara Hammond, chief impact officer, NCH

Mara Hammond joined NCH as Chief Impact Officer in October 2023. She focuses on developing and implementing fundraising initiatives that maximize the effectiveness, sustainability, growth, and ultimate impact of NCH. She is responsible for translating big ideas into actionable plans that donors can help bring to life.

Prior to joining NCH, Mara served nonprofit hospitals across the country as a senior consultant with CCS Fundraising. Her work allowed organizations to maximize their resources, infrastructure, and networks to advance their missions through philanthropy. Key clients included Stanford University and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Denver Health, and NCH.

Before CCS, Mara spent five years with Human Rights Watch which provided her with a comprehensive view of managing a global organization.  Mara is a certified yoga teacher and serves as Co-Chair of the Young Professionals Board for Exhale to Inhale, a nonprofit organization that empowers those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault through the healing practice of trauma-informed yoga. She also serves as an advisor to the Institute for Domestic and International Affairs at Rutgers University.

Florida Gulf Coast University
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MAI Capital Management, Inc.
NPD Leader Sponsor

Collier Community Foundation
NPD Inspirer Sponsor
Harry Chapin Food Bank
NPD Inspirer Sponsor
Lee Health
NPD Inspirer Sponsor

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Mid and Major Level Giving Programs

DATE: April 23, 2024
TIME: 8:30 – 10:00 am
LOCATION: The Shelter for Abused Women and Children

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