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International Conference Scholarships

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The next AFP International Fundraising Conference is taking place March 31 to April 2, 2019, in San Antonio, TX.

Because we are dedicated to the professional advancement of fundraisers, the AFP WNY Chapter, along with the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, offer TWO scholarship opportunities to help you attend the annual AFP International Fundraising Conference, now "AFP ICON".


CHAMBERLAIN SCHOLARSHIP

AFP WNY (along with the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy) offers the Chamberlain Scholarship annually to help a first-time conference attendee join international fundraising leaders at AFP ICON. This scholarship is open to current AFP WNY Chapter Members who have been members for at least 1 year.

AFPWNY selects a development professional from Western New York who has a commitment to the profession, and to our chapter, to receive the Chamberlain Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship (conference registration and some travel expenses) is intended to help a first-time attendee defray costs associated with attending ICON. It is a wonderful opportunity for a member to enhance their skills, and to do the best job possible for their organization.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 5th, 2018
Selected candidates will be notified by October 26, 2018.

Download the Chamberlain Scholarship Criteria and Application

 DIVERSE COMMUNITIES SCHOLARSHIP

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy offers the Diverse Communities Scholarship program for members of diverse communities to attend ICON 2019. This scholarship opportunity is open to AFP members and nonmembers.

$1,500 scholarships ($799 conference registration fee + some travel expenses) are offered in each of the currently identified AFP diverse communities: African-American/Black, Asian, People with Disabilities, Faith-based, LGBTQ, Hispanic, Jewish, Rural, or another underrepresented community.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 31, 2018
Selected candidates will be notified by email by December 1, 2018.

Apply online for the Diverse Communities Scholarship

 From a 2017 Chamberlain Scholarship Recipient:
"The AFP International Conference gave me a greater insight into best practices of fundraising. There were a wide range of sessions to choose from, which allowed me to tailor the experience to my personal needs and interests. I found that the content provided value at both a beginner and advanced level, and was delivered by talented speakers who really kept me engaged."

- Jaclyn Rossi, Director, Alumni and Government Relations, Niagara University

 From a 2018 Chamberlain Scholarship Recipient:
"I had the privilege of attending the International Conference in New Orleans, LA as a Chamberlain Scholarship recipient. I had an amazing experience and truly enjoyed all the educational sessions, networking opportunities, and the chance to meet with other cultural fundraisers from all over the country. As a long-time AFP Member, the experience was invigorating and I have new energy and ideas that I will apply to my fundraising efforts at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens. I am truly grateful."

- Brittany Zandi, Director of Development, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc.

'19 AFP International Fundraising Conference, San Antonio
"There's nothing like being a part of nearly 4,000 fundraisers, gathered together for three days of networking, sharing and learning. I love when our community comes together. It's a time for innovation, exploration, inspiration and participating. I look forward to seeing everyone and celebrating the profession and everything that we make possible. You'll leave inspired and reinvigorated about your place in the fundraising community and the work you do every day that makes such a difference in the world."

- Jason Lee, JD, former interim President and CEO, Association of Fundraising Professionals

About the AFP Chamberlain Scholarship Program
The Chamberlain Scholarship Program honors Ralph Chamberlain, CFRE, a long-time fundraiser and supporter of AFP. Mr. Chamberlain helped to form one of the organization's first chapters, the Greater New York Chapter, and served as both chair of the association and the AFP Foundation. Because of his long-time support of the Foundation for Philanthropy, the AFP Board of Directors renamed the Conference Scholar Program in 2000 to honor Mr. Chamberlain's memory and commitment to the fundraising profession.

CHAMBERLAIN SCHOLARSHIP
AFP WNY (along with with the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy) offers the Chamberlain Scholarship annually to help a first-time conference attendee join international fundraising leaders at AFP ICON. This scholarship is open to current AFP WNY Chapter Members who have been members for at least 1 year.
AFPWNY selects a development professional from Western New York who has a commitment to the profession, and to our chapter, to receive the Chamberlain Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship (conference registration and some travel expenses) is intended to help a first-time attendee defray costs associated with attending ICON. It is a wonderful opportunity for a member to enhance their skills, and to do the best job possible for their organization.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 5th, 2018
Selected candidates will be notified by by October 26, 2018.