The EAFC meets the second Wednesday of January, February, March, April, May, September, October and November.

Meetings begin with networking at 8:00 a.m. and a presentation begins at 8:15 a.m.  All regular meetings are held at the United Way of Southwestern Indiana at 501 NW 4th Street in downtown Evansville.

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Please refer to the monthly listing below for meeting locations and speaker topics.

Programs & Events


Speaker: Trent Engbers

Topic: Why give to charity? A philosophical, research based examination of donor motivation, including social giving, associations, altruism


Speaker: Kathleen Lapekas

Topic "Having Delicate Conversations"

The Fund Raising School and the Evansville Area Fundraising Council are pleased to present Planned Giving: Getting the Proper Start on Monday, November 5, through Wednesday, November 7, 2018 in Evansville, Indiana at the special rate of $349 to EAFC members. Normal tuition for this course is $1,295 and combined with travel, hotel and per diem your costs will exceed $1,700. You are saving over $1,300 by taking the course through EAFC. This course does count towards the Certificate in Fund Raising Management. More information about the course can be found at, including the course schedule.

If you would like to attend Planned Giving: Getting the Proper Start on November 5 – November 7, 2018 in Evansville at the special rate of $349 (no refunds), please complete the registration form (see below) and send it with your payment no later than September 21, 2018. This special rate is exclusively for members of EAFC. If you aren’t a member a membership form is attached (please note that your $50 payment for EAFC membership needs to be separate from your payment for The Fund Raising School). This course is limited to 30 participants and you don’t want to miss out on this tremendous opportunity! Because we anticipate many people in this area will want to take advantage of the course, we request you send an email Andrea Gentry (, EAFC board member, as soon as possible informing us you plan to attend. Once we have your name we will expect payment and the attached registration form by September 21. If we have not received payment by then your course seat will be released.

The Fund Raising School, a program of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and annually helps hundreds of fundraising professionals around the world achieve new levels of success. The Fund Raising School teaches the historical and philanthropic context, current issues, and the art and science of fundraising and philanthropy. Through its courses a person gains the knowledge needed to build resources for their organization with confidence and success in an ever changing society.

The Fund Raising School began offering six of its primary courses in Evansville in November 2010 and will continue to offer a course each year through 2021. This means that for the development professional who is serious about obtaining a certificate from the nation’s only fundraising school the opportunity exists at a very small cost to you or your organization. To receive The Fund Raising School’s Certificate in Fund Raising Management (CFRM), you must take the Principles and Techniques of Fundraising course and any three of the remaining courses (specific order of courses not required) for a total of four courses to complete the certificate.


The Fundraising School Registration Form  |  EAFC Membership Form