Date: November 25
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre - 255 Front St. W. (map)
Cynthia Qugley has served in her role at the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter for an amazing 25 years and has been an extraordinary staff lead during this time. Cynthia has been committed to making this Chapter the success that it is today from the time she started in 1994 – working to run the event logistics for the Chapter’s first Fundraising Day. After being introduced to AFP by friend and fundraiser, Paul Moore, Cynthia was hired to coordinate the Chapter’s conferences as part of her work with her own event planning company, Kane & Able. Several Fundraising Days and Congresses later, Cynthia was offered the full-time position of Chapter Administrator. Since then she has served AFP with enthusiasm, pride and a commitment to the Association, going over and above in all aspects of her work.
Over the years, she has built many positive relationships with members. In fact, in 2015 an endowment in Cynthia’s name was established to honour her commitment to AFP. Chapter members came together to raise an incredible $25,000 to benefit those who otherwise would not be able to attend Congress. This is a testament to Cynthia’s close relationships with our members, and it is through this endowment that Cynthia leaves a lasting legacy, benefitting many of her fellow AFP members for years to come.
Through her hard work and dedication, Cynthia has successfully grown the Chapter from a small, local community of members to the largest AFP Chapter in the world. With an eye for details and numbers, the Chapter is now in an excellent position to implement new initiatives that will benefit our members in ways like never before.
It is bittersweet to announce Cynthia’s retirement, but we are all excited for what the future holds for her (and for those who know Cynthia, you can guess that this will involve many rounds of golf with her husband Steve, trips to visit family in Windsor, curling games, tennis, bridge, and of course wine nights with the girls).
She leaves an indelible mark on AFP and a great legacy with the Chapter that will be missed. On behalf of the Board of Directors, AFP staff and volunteers, we wish her nothing but the very best.
Join us in celebrating Cynthia at #AFPCongress2019.
Thank you Cynthia and congratulations!