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National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day 2018:

SAVE THE DATE! On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 more than 400 people from across Western New York will come together at Salvatore's Italian Gardens to help the AFP-WNY Chapter recognize our 31st year of celebrating National Philanthropy Day.

Click here to read all about this special annual event, reserve your seats, tables, sponsorships and program book ads for the 2018 celebration.


2018 National Philanthropy Day celebration is presented by Russell J. Salvatore

Russell's and Salvatore's Grand Hotel

2018 Networking and Fundraising Conference

Thank you to the 100 people that joined us on Wednesday, June 13th at Niagara University for our annual conference! We jam-packed the day with speakers, sessions and topics that we hoped would leave you feeling engaged, enriched and empowered to do your best work.

See a recap of the full-day event HERE

Thank you again to all our sponsors:

Cause + Effect    CCS Fundraising
Manning & Napier   Marketing Tech

onecause   |   Greater Giving

Progressive Direct Marketing   |   North Coast Consulting

Gifts From The Heart: Stories of Giving in Western

Missed Gifts from the Heart when it aired on WBBZ?

You can watch it anytime, HERE.


Welcome to our newest Chapter members:


Kaitlyn Brown, SUNY Alfred State

Kaitlin Brunner, Hunter's Hope Foundation

Andrew Dickson, Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care

Karrie Gebhardt, Family & Children's Service of Niagara

Angela Goldberg, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

Thomas Graber, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Rodney Grabowski, University At Buffalo

Robert Hoak, The Augustus Group

Christian Holdridge, Buffalo Museum of Science

Christine Howard, E. B. Howard Consulting

Jessica Kelly, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Tracy Leblanc, Bestself Behavioral Health

Liz Lucas, Food Bank of WNY

Frances McGuire, WNED | WBFO

Seeta Persaud, Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc.

Heather Reed, Girl Scouts of Western New York

Megan Smith, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Catherine Stephenson, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Lauren Van Osten, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Michael Weidrich, Young Audiences of Western New York

Kirk Windus, Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation

David Zapfel, Gerard Place


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