Very sad news, as I found out earlier this week that Leslie Brown, CFRE, an AFP member for more than 30 years, passed away on July 28. She served for six years on the board of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and chaired both its Committee on Directorship and the Chapter Fundraising Committee.
Leslie was a founding member of the AFP Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter and received the chapter’s Outstanding Fundraising Executive award in 1996. She helped spearhead the chapter’s Fundamentals of Fundraising Course, and to honor her extraordinary service, the chapter has voted to rename that program the Leslie Brown, CFRE, Fundamentals of Fundraising Course.
Leslie was a tremendous fundraiser and a huge supporter of AFP both locally and on the international level. On behalf of the boards of AFP and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, I send my condolences to her family and her friends and colleagues at the Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter.