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Central Missouri Chapter Board

Your AFP Chapter Board and Committees are working hard to bring you the most relevant and up-to-date meetings to help professionals network, grow and advance in their field. 


2017 Board:

Cat Comley Adams

Catherine Comley Adams, MPA, CFRE, President 
 University of Missouri Extension
Chief Development Officer

Cat Comley Adams is the chief development officer for MU Extension. Her 13-year fundraising career spans the sectors of higher education, human services, and zoos & aquariums. Cat is currently pursuing a doctoral degree researching philanthropy theory and strategic fundraising.  She currently holds credentials as a master of nonprofit management and organizational change (MPA), and international certification as a fundraising executive (CFRE). 

Severin Roberts
Severin Roberts, Treasurer
University of Missouri
Director of Advancement

Severin M. Roberts is the director of development for The State Historical Society of Missouri. Building on over a century of history as a membership organization, she is expanding the development program into sustained annual giving, major giving, and planned gifts as the organization prepares for a second century. Starting her career as a marketing research consultant with primarily nonprofit organizations, she became a full time fundraiser in 2003. Severin holds a B.A. and M.A. in Geography. 

Monica Watkins Collins

Monica Collins Watkins, CFRE, Secretary
University of Missouri
Engineering Advancement

Monica has over 20 years in non-profit and philanthropy work. Raising money to support her music programs as a K-12 music teacher began her foray into philanthropic fundraising. She has worked with the San Diego Padres, San Diego Winds, Musicate the Mind, Cal State University San Marcos and Synergized Solutions. Monica is an Advancement Officer in the College of Education at Mizzou. She has extensive experience in donor relations, fund acquisition, strategic planning, building communication plans, and event management. 

Lori Benson

Lori A. Benson, Past President and National Philanthropy Day Commitee Chair
The Salvation Army Midland Division
Planned Giving Counselor

With over ten years of fundraising, public relations and marketing, Lori is currently a Planned Giving Counselor for The Salvation Army Midland Division in St. Louis serving Northern and Central Missouri. In 2014 she brought in 1.1 million in estate gifts. She works one on one with both donors and professionals, helping to navigate the most effective planned giving vehicle for donors and The Salvation Army.

Kellie Ann CoatsKellie Ann Coats, Co-Chair VP Membership
MU Health Care
Director of Advancement

Bio Coming Soon

Leigh Ann Haun
Leigh Anne Haun, Co-Chair VP Membership
Director of Development

Bio Coming Soon

Ava CornAva Corn, Co-Chair VP Programs
University of Missouri Advancement
Talent Acquisition Specialist

Bio Coming Soon


Kirchhoff  Julie Kirchhoff, Marketing Chair
  Masonic Home of Missouri
  Annual Giving Officer

  Bio Coming Soon

Diane B. LudwigDiane B. Ludwig, CFRE, Mentor Program
DBL Development Services

Diane B. Ludwig, CFRE, is president of DBL Development Services and is currently the Executive Director for the Fulton Public Schools Foundation.  She brings 32 years of fundraising and development experience to her work.