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Association of Fundraising Professionals, Indiana Chapter Records

Identifier: MSS028

Scope and Contents

The records of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Indiana Chapter, contain meeting minutes, awards records, financial statements, publications, and a few photographs.

The AFP-IN records are divided into the following series: administrative files, board of directors, committee records, financial records, publications, awards, conference/seminar records, meeting records, and photographs and artifacts. Folders within series are organized alphabetically and then chronologically when appropriate.


  • 1978 - 1997


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright material.

Extensive publication of documents will require written premission from AFP-IN.

Biographical / Historical

The Indiana Chapter of the Association for Fundraising Professionals (formerly the Indiana Chapter of the National Society for Fund Raising Executives, or ICNSFRE) began in Indianapolis in 1978 when, with encouragement from the Lilly Endowment, a small group of Indiana professional fundraisers met to share experiences and sponsor continuing education programs. They invited a more comprehensive group of fundraising officers to join them and formed the Central Indiana Council of Fund Raising Executives (CICFRE). Polly Jontz was elected its first president in 1979.

The organization represented the needs of professional fundraisers in Central Indiana. CICFRE developed ethical standards, monitored changes in legislation relating to philanthropy, provided a network for its members, and offered professional development opportunities.

In 1979, NSFRE (now AFP) contacted CICFRE to join the national organization. Local membership saw no benefit of becoming a chapter of the NSFRE, so they voted against NSFRE's request. Again in 1981 NSFRE put forth a petition. Under the leadership of presidents Lynn Kandel, Dan Nicoson, Marilyn Burger, and other officers, the general membership voted to become a chapter of NSFRE in 1982. The organization became the Indiaan Council of Fund Raising Exectuives (ICFRE), the Indiana Chapter of NSFRE.

The chapter continues to be active, with a strong internet presence and continuing professional development opportunities.

Past Presidents of the ICNSFRE, 1979-1995

Polly Jontz, Executive Director of Connor Prairie
Dan Nicoson, Special Assistant to the President of Development, Marian College
Lynn Kandel, President of Lynn E. Kandel and Associates
Wendy Boyle, Ketchum, Inc.
Marilyn Burger, Director of Development, Hoosier Capital Girl Scout Council
James Gillespie, Director of Development, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Rugh, Executive Director, United Way of Indiana
Christine Carlson, Director of Development, Butler University
Richard Skooglund, Vice President for Development, Butler University
Marita Scherer
Indiana University Foundation
Eugene F. Shulstad, Master Software Corporation
Hugh J. Baker, III, President, Independent Colleges of Indiana Foundation
Laura Hansen Dean, President, Laura Hansen Dean and Associates
Duke Haddad, Director of Development, St. Vincent Hospital Foundation


4 Cubic Feet (4 record cartons)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by the Indiana Chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives in 1994. A94-19.


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Association of Fundraising Professionals, Indiana Chapter Records, 1978-1997
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IUPUI University Library
755 W. Michigan St.
Room 0133
Indianapolis IN 46202 USA