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


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.


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


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.



Gwen Paxon, MA, CFRE
Catapult Fundraising

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


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

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

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

Lara E. Tilley-Bouez
CCS Fundraising

Kotsinis, Lou
Lou Kotsinis
BCS Interactive


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