On behalf of the chapter board and the members of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, welcome to our site! As we move into 2023, we look forward to a year full of activities, continued and renewed. Throughout the year, we will continue to provide professional development and networking opportunities for fundraising professionals in Northeast Ohio, as well as to serve the community through celebration and advancement of philanthropy. We value our chapter members and welcome professionals at all stages of their careers to join us and get involved.

We hope that you find these resources valuable to the important work you do in the community. Each of us who serve on the leadership board are dedicated to serving you in our respective roles, so please reach out with questions or inquiries to connect. More information can be found below.

We look forward to seeing you at our various education and fundraising events this year.

With warmest regards,

Renee Scherick, CFRE


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

Kent State University

Daniel Blakemore, CFREImmediate Past President and Chair, Directorship
Daniel Blakemore, CFRE
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

President Elect
Doreen Thorne
Hospice of the Western Reserve

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

Assistant Treasurer
Co-Chair, Mentoring

Candace Harmon
Case Western Reserve University

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
VP Communications
Chair, IDEA
IBH Addiction Recovery Center

VP Membership
Susan Schweitzer 
Ohio Living Foundation

VP Professional Development
Marion Drake, CFRE
Walsh Jesuit High School

Chair, Be The Cause
Susan Kosco
Leadership Akron
Chair, Focus on Philanthropy
Amy Crawford
Young Life
Chair, Mentorship
Dawn Moeglin
Full-Circle Fundraising
Chair, National Philanthropy Day
Leslie Genovese
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Co-Chair, National Philanthropy Day
The University of Akron
Chair, Scholarships
Vondea Sheaffer, CFRE
Village of St. Edward's


Sara Lundenberger
Member at Large
Sara Lundenberger
 Dot Org Solutions

Pamela ValentineMember At Large
Pam Valentine

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