Welcome to the AFP Central New York Chapter!

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), which represents more than 27,000 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 Global website.

Founded in 1984, the Central New York Chapter of AFP (AFP-CNY), is an individual member association that advances philanthropy through education, training, and advocacy across the Central New York region. AFP CNY serves Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oswego, Oneida, Onondaga, and St. Lawrence counties. Please contact us for more information.

Diversity Statement
Just as you are.
We strive to value each of you just as you are. Our diversity is our strength. No matter your race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, size, physical or mental abilities, we will work to ensure that you feel included and welcome. Your input is important in helping us reach and understand the diverse communities that we serve.


  • Join us for a Holiday Party!

  • Register for Think Outside The Tee Box

    AFP of Central NY members and fellow fundraising enthusiasts, are you ready to explore the highs and lows of fundraising? 

    During this enlightening virtual program, "Think Outside The Tee Box," presenters will dissect the challenges, strategies that hit the mark, and pitfalls to avoid when navigating three distinctive fundraising avenues:

    • Golf Outing Fundraiser presented by Laura Serway
    • Awards Dinner Fundraiser presented by Christine Corbett
    • 5K Race Fundraiser presented by Joanna Jewett

    Our featured guests will share their invaluable insights into successful fundraisers. Together, they bring a wealth of wisdom, sharing their firsthand experiences and candid assessments of these fundraising approaches. 

  • Join us for an unforgettable morning!

    National Philanthropy Day Breakfast | A Morning to Remember

    Join us on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at Drumlins Country Club in Syracuse, NY from 8:00am-10:30am as we celebrate this year's honorees.

    • Registration starting at 8:00am
    • Event program and breakfast 8:30am-10:30am

    Tickets: $50/person

    The deadline to purchase tickets online is Friday, November 3, 2023.

    Congratulations to the 2023 National Philanthropy Day Honorees! We are proud to honor:

    • Outstanding Fundraising Professional: Kate Houck
    • Outstanding Philanthropist: Pierre Morrisseau
    • Outstanding Corporation: Northland Communications
    • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers: Ozzie and Dede Crisalli
    • Outstanding Foundation: The Gifford Foundation

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