Welcome to the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter!

Founded in 1986, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter (formally the Eastern PA Chapter) is a regional professional association whose membership is comprised of persons involved in development, public relations, non-profit management, and fundraising consulting. It is a chapter of the international organization, Association of Fundraising Professionals. The majority of chapter members represent organizations in Lehigh and Northampton counties. The Chapter currently has a membership of approximately 160 fundraising professionals.  

The Chapter's Board of Directors and Executive Director strive to present programs that foster professional development at all career levels and provide educational opportunities for all non-profit constituencies, including board members, donors, youth and funders. The Chapter encourages involvement by all members to maximize the benefits of Chapter membership.

Local Chapter dues are $45. 

For more information contact our Chapter Manager at Director@afpglv.org

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