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Welcome to the Western New York Chapter!

Thank you to everyone that joined us at our Annual Giving Symposium on June 8th!

Your energy and input shaped a day full of valuable ideas and conversations that will guide

us all to be more effective and happier fundraisers.


Please join us at these upcoming AFP WNY Chapter Events:


Save the date: July 13


Join us on July 14, 2016 for this AFP webinar


Join us for National Philanthropy Day, November 15

Welcome to our newest members:

Cate Bearss - Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Sawrie Becker - Westminster Presbyterian Church

Annmarie Dean - WNED

Rita Greis - March of Dimes

Jenna McArdle - Jericho Road Community Health Center

Courtney Papaj - Canisius College

Rachael Pollinger - Catholic Health

Tracy Reed - Hearts & Hands - Faith in Action

Clara Spas - Catholic Charities of Buffalo

Jesselyn Zailac - Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Mark Zirnheld - St. Vincent de Paul Society


Banner Photography by James Klein     


$10 - Members

$20 - Non-Members

$30 - Reserve your seat for all four webinars and save! (Members Only)


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Jun 28 - Chapter Boards Lead by Example in Achieving 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
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