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Welcome to the Western New York Chapter!

Current Chapter Member Organizations AFP Donor Bill of Rights

The 2018 Mentoring Partnership Program is Open

New to the local fundraising landscape? Have years of experience to share?

the AFP WNY Chapter is committed to creating a pipeline of well-trained and highly competent development professionals who help our local non-profit industry thrive. The annual Mentoring Partnership Program is a key part of our strategy to achieve that goal.

This Member-Exclusive program needs both seasoned professionals to be mentors and newer development professionals looking for insight, support and guidance.

Check out full details and download your application to submit by Friday, April 6, 2018.

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.


National Philanthropy Day 2018:

Nomination Period Opens Soon!

National Philanthropy Day 2017

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.


Award categories include:

Outstanding Philanthropist

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation

Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation

Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business

Outstanding Philanthropic Media

Outstanding Young Philanthropist (18 years of age or younger)

The Earle Hannel Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional


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

Russell's and Salvatore's Grand Hotel


Welcome to our newest Chapter members:

John Alduino - Kidney Foundation of Western New York

Timothy Boling - Compeer

Elizabeth Cardamone - Empower

Maryellen Carlo - Career Partners

Elaine Duquette

Kaelyn Gates - American Lung Association

Bryanna Gwitt - Hunter's Hope Foundation

Quinn Moeller - Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Devon Pettygrove - Cradle Beach

Michael Pietkiewicz - Erie Community College Foundation

Ezra Rich - ENR Consulting

Kelly Sheldon - WNED | WBFO

Lindsay Thomas - WNED | WBFO


Banner Photography by James Klein     

AFP Quick Poll


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Apr 12 - Development Manager
The Development Manager is responsible for donor recruitment, development, cultivation, and activation, leading assigned fundraising events, and meeting fundraising objectives of the March of Dimes in the assigned market. Principle roles and responsibilities include revenue development and volunteer leadership development. ... more >
Apr 11 - UPDATE: AFP Canada Board
Wonder what your AFP Canada Board has been up to? Board Chair Scott Decksheimer, CFRE provides you with an update. ... more >
Apr 10 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of April 11, 2018): Should You Be on Facebook, Underlining Text, Greetings and Salutations & More!
(April 11, 2018) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Apr 9 - Celebrate Your Charity's Impact in The Globe and Mail Philanthropy Supplement
Celebrate your organization's contribution to the community. ... more >