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!

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
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
Debra Neff-Maurer
Girls on the Run East Central Ohio

Sara Lundenberger
Member at Large
Sara Lundenberger
 Dot Org Solutions

Member at Large,
The Village of St. Edward

Pamela ValentineMember At Large
Pam Valentine

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