The Association of Fundraising Professionals of Central New York (AFP-CNY) 
is a professional association for individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of nonprofit, charitable organizations. Our Chapter offers networking, education, and other professional development opportunities for our members. 
AFP advances philanthropy in society by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising. The core activities through which AFP fulfills this mission include education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing, and advocacy. AFP members and affiliates enable people and organizations to better serve diverse communities and the Association as a whole. We welcome fundraisers from the counties of Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Onondaga, and Cayuga to join us as members or affiliates. We also welcome fundraisers from Chenango, Cortland and St. Lawrence as well as all contiguous counties who are seeking to join the Association of Fundraising Professionals and find our chapter best serves their needs. 

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.


  • Congratulations to the 2022 National Philanthropy Day Honorees

    Congratulations to the 2022 National Philanthropy Day Honorees! We are proud to honor:

    • Outstanding Corporation: Berkshire Bank
    • Outstanding Fundraising Professional: Ashlea Schad, MBA, CFRE
    • Outstanding Philanthropist: Dean Ripley
    • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers: Dennis and Judith Hebert

    This year, AFP CNY will join chapters across the country and around the world on November 15 to celebrate National Philanthropy Day 2022 in person to honor individuals, organizations, and businesses in the Central New York Area who generously give their time, talents, and resources for the enrichment and benefit of our communities.
  • Diversity Celebration

    We are excited to come together to create an opportunity for change. Join us to hear from speakers Dr. Juhanna Rogers, Marissa Saunders, and Matt Seubert with AccessCNY on how to advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) concepts within your organization while celebrating IDEA champions in our community.

    Network and connect with the following IDEA Champions: CenterState CEO, Central New York Community Foundation, the Gifford Foundation, and Essential Conceptions Consulting.

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