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.
Catherine Comley Adams, MPA, CFRE, President University of Missouri ExtensionChief 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).
Lori A. Benson, Treasurer, Past President and National Philanthropy Day Commitee ChairThe Salvation Army Midland DivisionPlanned 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.
Monica Collins Watkins, CFRE, SecretaryUniversity of MissouriEngineering 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.
Julie Kirchhoff, Marketing Chair Masonic Home of Missouri Annual Giving Officer
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Diane B. Ludwig, CFRE, Mentor ProgramDBL Development ServicesPresident
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.