The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Central New York Chapter is pleased to offer scholarships for Fundraising Day, Membership, and AFP ICON (also known as the Chamberlain Scholarship), and other as needed. These scholarships are to encourage participation in further education opportunities and to help individuals serving not for profit organizations develop their knowledge and skills in fundraising.

Please note that scholarships are nontransferable and in accepting a scholarship, the recipient agrees that if they do not attend a program for which they received a scholarship, they will be responsible for reimbursing the Chapter. The Chapter reserves the right to adjust the amount, frequency, and focus of scholarships offered based on the chapter’s financial position and planned events. Other scholarships may be considered on an as needed basis.

Fundraising Day Scholarship

The Fundraising Day scholarship will cover all registration fees for two eligible members to attend the Chapter’s largest education event of the year. Any chapter member in good standing is eligible and encouraged to apply. Scholarship announcements will be made in advance of the event. Scholarship will cover all fees for attendance.  

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Applications are due: February 25, 2022

Membership Scholarship 

AFP-CNY is excited to launch its 2022 membership scholarship program, which will provide up to 10 membership scholarships. A membership scholarship will cover the cost of membership in full for fundraisers seeking membership in the Professional, Young Professional, Associate, or Small Organization categories. 

AFP-CNY is committed to promoting Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access, and we encourage members of diverse backgrounds, communities, and non-profit sectors to apply. Individuals meeting the international requirements for membership are eligible. All scholarship recipients are required to serve on a board committee for at least one year. 

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

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Chamberlain Scholarship

AFP ICON 2022 will be held in Las Vegas, NV from May 2-4, 2022 and is a wonderful opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in fundraising. For more information about the conference, please visit

The AFP Foundation and the AFP-CNY Chapter are excited to offer one (1) Chamberlain Scholarship to the 2022 International Conference on Fundraising.  The Chamberlain scholarship covers the recipient’s conference registration, minus a $10 processing fee. In addition the AFP-CNY Chapter is proud to offer the recipient a $500 travel stipend. 

This scholarship is available to individuals who have never attended AFP ICON, and who are current AFP-CNY chapter members in good standing.  AFP-CNY is committed to promoting Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access, and we encourage members of diverse backgrounds, communities, and non-profit sectors to apply.

Applications are due: 2022 deadline will be announced

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The Chamberlain Scholarship program honors Ralph E. Chamberlain, CFRE. Mr. Chamberlain had a long and distinguished career of service to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), beginning in the 1960s when the organization was formed as the National Society of Fund Raisers (NSFR), through the late 1970s when the name was changed to the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE), and until his death in 1999. Mr. Chamberlain’s dedication to the organization we now know as AFP never faltered in his long volunteer career with the Association. Because of his long-time support of the Foundation’s annual fund and generous planned gift, the AFP Board of Directors renamed their Conference Scholar Program in 2000 to honor Mr. Chamberlain’s memory and commitment to the Association.

For more information about AFP-CNY’s scholarship program, please contact Michael Nortman, Chair of the Scholarship Committee at, or the Chapter Administrator at