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

Immediate Past President
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
Jennifer M. Vriens, CFRE
YWCA Union County

Treasurer
Jacqueline Brendel, CFRE
George Street Playhouse


View our Past Presidents Here

Committee Chairs


Awards Celebration


Conference on Philanthropy

Emerging Professionals
Danny DeLiberato, CFRE
IEEE Foundation


I.D.E.A.
Lara E. Tilley-Bouez & Caitlin Olson
CCS Fundraising

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

Marketing





Members


Ericia Antoine
Volunteers of America - Greater New York

John V. Carney, MBA
Consult Carney

Geoffrey S. Close, CIMA, CPWA, CAP
Morgan Stanley

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