Engaging Donors Thru Events - August - AFP Tampa Bay

  • August 15, 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Maggiano's Little Italy Tampa, 203 Westshore Plaza Tampa, FL 33609


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Engaging Donors Thru Events

Take fundraising to the next level and learn the techniques to Engage “Major Gift Donors” to your organization through Cultivating Events. How to bridge the gap between your prospects passion and your organizations work. Cultivating a winning mindset that is Donor Centered and Goal Oriented by embarking on the 3 pillars to getting inside a donor’s head and gleaning an understanding of how to capture their support. Learning the Seven Faces of Philanthropy to establish your donor’s values and motivations to ultimately influence their attitudes, decisions and actions.


August 15, 2023 AFP Tampa Bay Meeting

11:30 am Networking

12:00 pm Program & Lunch Service


Approved for 1 hour CFRE Credit


AFP Tampa Bay aims to be accessible and inclusive to all of our members and guests. If you require special accommodations, please let us know via email so we can plan to make adjustments to the program


Program Fee

AFP Member - $35.00

Guest - $45.00

The program fee is the same in-person or virtual. Please indicate when registering your attendance choice for meal planning purposes.


Meal Choices

1. Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti Marinara

2.Salmon, Lemon & Herb

3. Four-Cheese Ravioli, Pesto Alfredo Sauce† (Vegetarian Option) (Contains nuts)


Speaker Bios

CL22 Designs & Productions is an Event Design and Production Company that creates compelling designs that engages audiences in WOW moments that inspire! We help companies Elevate Engagement by connecting brands and people through our events, heightening Brand Awareness and Social Media Influence by theatrically innovative and unforgettable guest experiences. We have helped companies elevate their events and achieve their brand goals from DIRECTV1s Celebrity Beach Bowl Super Bowl Events Tampa-Miami & Beyond, to IMAX SPECTRE Premiere to LA Lakers Youth Foundation to the American Cancer Society.

The CL22 Team has worked with an endless list of talent, with over 20 years’ experience in the entertainment arena of Hollywood, Los Angeles, New York and across the Country. We have been blessed to have contributed to the success of highly publicized Premieres, Charities, Filmed Events, Corporate Functions, Weddings, and Social Gatherings. CL22 has a unique service in the market with a theatrically trained design team, by utilizing our background and understanding of the theatre into the drama of our designs and the experience of our events. We are incorporating nontraditional focuses on set design, lighting design, experiential aspects which brings heightened expertise to an unforgettable theatrically innovative guest experience.

With Cynthia Lopell at the helm, she has developed a company with a passion for supporting the community and the many nonprofits that service the needs of the people who help our towns thrive. She has dedicated a quarter of the business to champion non-profits through techniques and cultivating events to take their fundraising to the next level. Creating events that capture the heart of the potential donor to embrace the mission and cause of the organization helping them develop a quality donor base with major giving potential.

Cynthia is remarkably active in the community and has been involved on a variety of Boards and Philanthropic Organizations throughout her career, but more recently she sits on the Board of Directors as VP for the Community Food Back an arm of Feeding Tampa Bay, Business Women’s Alliance on the Scholarship Committee with the mission of providing financial scholarships to young women seeking a college education; other affiliations include memberships & certifications in NAWBO, WBENC, WISE and WOSB to name a few.

Cynthia and the CL22 Team have been honored to have garnered multiple National Design Awards & Press: March 2016, CL22 Productions was the International Event Solutions’ “SPOTLIGHT Award Winner” for “Event Company of the Year”; May 2016 voted “Entrepreneur of the Year” by SBA, BBA & Los Angeles LDC; January 2017 the Special Events Magazine’s “Gala Award Winner” for “Best Décor”; March 2018 the “ACE Award Winner” for Best Event and Décor; October 2018, BIZBASH National, "Event Style Award Winner" for “Best Event Décor”; September 2019, The BIZBASH National, in the “Top 1000 Event Designers & Producers in the US Event Industry”.

We Don’t Just Plan Events – We Create Experiences!

Design with Inspiration

Lead with Integrity

Inspire Play


Meeting Guidelines

AFP Tampa Bay recognizes the importance of personal connection, but your health is our priority. We continue to monitor the community level for our area and follow CDC recommendations.

We ask that you not attend if:

  • You have recently tested positive for COVID-19. Use the self-evaluation tool HERE to determine when you may return to in-person meetings after testing positive.
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