Abbie J. von Chlegell, CFRE, has been in the development field for over 40 years, as a consultant with several national firms for half of her career and as a senior development officer with four institutions. She has special expertise in women's philanthropy.
She heads her own advancement consulting firm, which she founded in 2007. In 2013, Abbie was names a Board Source Certified Governance Trainer.
In March 2018, AFP announced Abbie J. von Schlegell as a Distinguished Fellow in the 2018 Class. The Distinguished Fellows program and Honoray Fellows program (for those who are not member of AFP) spotlights individuals who have made significant leadership contributions to the philanthropic and fundraising professions, and who will continue to advance AFP's mission and vision through their volunteer and advisory work.