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2018 Networking and Fundraising Conference

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
Niagara University

AFP WNY Chapter presents another full-day conference with dual keynotes, breakout sessions of your choice, and the popular "Meet The Execs" speed-networking session with fundraising executives, all hosted this year on the beautiful campus of Niagara University.

Keynote Speaker: 
Anne B. Freedman, Founder and President, Speakout, Inc.

Anne B. Freedman is an international presentation coach, communication expert, author and app developer who has trained and worked with hundreds of executives and businesses, non-profits, and community-based organizations worldwide.

Don't miss Anne's two dynamic keynotes:

Morning: "Perfecting Public Speaking to Attract & Retain Supporters and Volunteers"

Afternoon: "Networking to Connect: Creating a Memorable, Powerful Elevator Pitch"

The Full-day Program Includes:

  • Special Guest Speaker, Vern Snyder, ACFRE

  • Breakout Sessions

  • Presenting sponsors and vendors

  • Speed-networking session with local fundraising executives

  • Catered breakfast, coffee, lunch and breaks

  • Raffle prizes and take-aways

Early Bird Rates available through June 1, 2018 - REGISTER TODAY 


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 Open Now!

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.

AFP WNY Chapter Members may submit nominations in any of the 2018 award categories. Online forms can be accessed at these links:

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

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

Russell's and Salvatore's Grand Hotel


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


Banner Photography by James Klein     

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