In Support of Justice

Dear AFP Members and Friends,

I reach out today with a heavy heart, but also to stand in solidarity with our community seeking justice following the inexcusable deaths of George Floyd and countless Black Americans.

AFP Greater Madison supports those seeking to build a better future for all in our communities and holds zero tolerance for the racist actions taking place. Now, more than ever, we are here to listen, learn, connect, and support.

AFP Greater Madison is not just a professional organization for fundraisers. We are a community of those who advocate for the causes we believe in and lift each other in difficult times. We acknowledge that philanthropy is a structure that does not exist in a vacuum, it too is part of the fabric of our community.

While we are not able to be together in-person now, there are many ways we can stay united and informed. UW Foundation & Alumni Association colleagues have shared this Anti-Racism Resource Guide to be helpful as we explore ways to advance this movement individually and together.

Looking ahead, the AFP Greater Madison Board pledges to review our practices and make changes to ensure that we are partners in creating a more equitable world. If you have ideas to share, please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you’d like to discuss anything. My door is always open.

Be well,

Janie Winston

AFP Greater Madison Chapter President