On behalf of the chapter board and members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Northeast Ohio chapter, we extend a warm welcome to our site!

As we step into the exciting year of 2024, our focus is on fostering continued growth, meaningful networking, mentorship, and the cherished friendships we have cultivated. Through this year, we are committed to providing valuable professional development opportunities, enabling you to earn CFRE credits, fostering connections with fellow fundraising professionals in Northeast Ohio, and actively contributing to our community’s celebration and advancement of philanthropy.

We highly value our chapter members and extend a warm invitation to all professionals at all stages of their careers to join us and actively engage. We trust that the resources we offer will prove instrumental in your important work within the community. Our commitment extends to each member of our leadership board, dedicated to serving you in their respective roles. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, as we are here to connect and support. Additional information can be found below, and we look forward to your participation in our upcoming educational events, FOCUS on Philanthropy, and National Philanthropy Day (NPD). We look forward to seeing you!


Doreen Thorne


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

Doreen Thorne
A Blessed Path, Inc.

President Elect & VP Professional Development
Marion Drake, CFRE
Walsh Jesuit High School

VP Membership & Chair, Mentoring
Dawn Moeglin
Full-Circle Fundraising
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

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

Immediate Past President
Renee Scherick, CFRE
Kent State University
Chair, Be The Cause
Susan Kosco
Dobrada Consulting
Chair, Focus on Philanthropy & IDEA
Amy Crawford
Young Life
Co-Chair, Focus on Philanthropy
David Walker
Christian Children's Home of Ohio
Chair, National Philanthropy Day
Leslie Genovese
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Co-Chair, National Philanthropy Day
David Lee
National First Ladies Library & Museum

Sara Lundenberger
Chair, Scholarships
Sara Lundenberger
 Dot Org Solutions

Daniel Blakemore, CFREMember At Large
Daniel Blakemore, CFRE
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Member At Large
Angela Barnes, MBA, CFRE
Indiana University East

Member At Large
Susan Schweitzer 
Ohio Living Foundation

Pamela ValentineMember At Large
Pam Valentine

Who We Are - Just Jennifer, LLCChapter Administrator
Jennifer Hamilton
Just Jennifer, LLC