AFP-NJ Chapter Leadership

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), which represents more than 31,000 members in 240 chapters throughout the world, advances philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. AFP fosters the professional development of fundraising professionals and promotes ethical standards in the fundraising profession. For additional information you can visit the AFP website.

The New Jersey Chapter of AFP (AFP NJ), one of the largest chapters, is an individual member association that advances philanthropy through education, training, and advocacy across the state. We base our programs and services on research, experience and the highest code of ethical principles and standards of professional practice. Please contact us for more information.

Please visit AFP for information regarding the association’s Ethical Standards and Practices.

Mission


AFP New Jersey, an association of professionals throughout NJ and the NY Metro area, advances philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising. The core activities through which AFP NJ fulfills this mission include education, training, mentoring, and advocacy.

Vision

Fundraising is viewed as a credible and respected profession for civic betterment throughout the world.

Leadership

If you can spare some time, we would welcome your involvement. Our chapter can always use a capable pair of hands and the insight of professionals at all levels in the nonprofit sector. If you are interested in serving on or chairing a committee, or serving on the board, send us an email and someone will reach out to you.

Officers



President

Gwen Paxon, MA, CFRE
Catapult Fundraising


President-Elect
Lara E. Tilley-Bouez
CCS Fundraising


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Ray Brush, MBA
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County


VP of Membership Services
Marianne E. Balazs, MBA
The Arc of Bergen and Passaic Counties, Inc.



VP of Professional Advancement
Kate Hughes
The Angeletti Group


VP of Resource Development
Natalie R. Krauser, CFRE
AIChE


Secretary

Treasurer
Jacqueline Brendel, CFRE
George Street Playhouse


View our Past Presidents Here

Committee Chairs



Conference on Philanthropy
Elizabeth Bennett
YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy


Emerging Professionals
Danny DeLiberato, CFRE
IEEE Foundation

Excellence in Philanthropy Awards
John V. Carney, MBA
Consult Carney LLC


I.D.E.A.
Lara E. Tilley-Bouez
CCS Fundraising


Government Relations & Advocacy
Brett R. Harris, Esq.
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.




Members



Ericia Antoine
Volunteers of America - Greater New York


Geoffrey Close, CAPTM, CIMA®, CLTC®, CPWA®, CWS®



Rena Jordan
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and
Children’s Hospital of New Jersey


Glenn Miller
RWJBarnabas Health


David E. Munshine
The Munshine Group, LLC


Steven Pomerantz
Steven Pomerantz Nonprofit Consulting