On behalf of the chapter board and the members of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, welcome to our website. Throughout 2022, we will continue providing opportunities for fundraising professionals across our region to learn from each other and network. As the coronavirus pandemic has reminded us, the nonprofit sector is nimble and the work of securing the necessary funds to keep our organizations thriving requires us all to be even more nimble.


We all hope that you find the resources here to be helpful in your work.


We look forward to seeing you – virtually or in person – sometime soon.


With warmest regards,


Dan Blakemore, CFRE



P.S. If you are not currently a chapter member, please consider joining today!

Daniel Blakemore, CFRE
President: Daniel Blakemore, CFRE
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Pamela Valentine
Immediate Past-President:

Pam Valentine

VP Professional Development
Renee Scherick, CFRE
Kent State University

Wendy Merkert
Wendy Merkert, CFRE 
National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc.

Assistant Treasurer
Candace Harmon
Jobs for Ohio's Graduates

Chair, Focus on Philanthropy Conference
Great Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America

Sara Lundenberger
VP Communications:
Sara Lundenberger
 Dot Org Solutions

VP Membership:
Susan Schweitzer 
Ohio Living Foundation

Paula Mastroianni
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Paula Mastroianni

Chair, IDEA
IBH Addiction Recovery Center
Chair, Mentoring
Susan Kosco
Leadership Akron
Chair, National Philanthropy Day
Leslie Genovese
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Chair, Scholarships
Debra Neff-Maurer
Girls on the Run East Central Ohio
Member at Large,
The Village of St. Edward
Member at Large
The University of Akron
Member at Large
Doreen Thorne
Junior Achivement
Member At Large
Dawn Moeglin
Full-Circle Fundraising
Who We Are - Just Jennifer, LLCChapter Administrator
Jennifer Hamilton
Just Jennifer, LLC