Community Announcements

  • Congratulations to the 2019 Philanthropy Award Winners!

    AFP WNY Chapter is proud to announce the
    2019 Philanthropy Award Winners.
    The following awardees will be honored at our annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon,
    presented by Russell J. Salvatore,
    on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Salvatore's Italian Gardens.  

    2019 AFP WNY Chapter Rising Star:
    Kelly Campbell

    Outstanding Philanthropist:
    Wayne Wisbaum, Esq.,posthumous
    Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser:
    Dr. John Bodkin
    Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation:
    Patrick P. Lee Foundation
    Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation:
    BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
    Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business:
    (25 employees or less)
    26 Shirts
    Outstanding Philanthropic Media:
    Buffalo Spree
    Outstanding Young Philanthropist:
    (18 years of age or younger)
    Olivia Larson

    Please join us on Wednesday, November 13th as 
    the AFP WNY Chapter recognizes our 32nd year 
    of celebrating National Philanthropy Day!
  • Welcome Emily Knapic, Chapter Manager

    We are pleased to welcome new Chapter Manager Emily Knapic to the AFP WNY Chapter team. You'll see her welcoming members at upcoming chapter events, and we encourage you to say hello and introduce yourself.

    Welcome Emily!
  • National Philanthropy Day, 2019: Nomination Deadline Extended!

    The deadline to submit NPD Nominations has been extended through Monday, June 17th!

    Do you see exemplary philanthropic work being done in Western New York? AFP WNY Chapter Members can help us recognize these exceptional efforts with your nominations for:

    • Outstanding Philanthropist
    • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
    • Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation
    • Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation
    • Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business
    • Outstanding Philanthropic Media
    • Outstanding Young Philanthropist
    • Rising Star Professional Fundraiser

    Awardees will be honored at the 2019 National Philanthropy Day luncheon celebration on November 13.
  • Annual Conference Gets 5.25 CFRE points

    It's official - our Annual Conference has been approved for 5.25 CFRE points! Reserve your spot to join us on Wednesday, June 12th at Buffalo State College for a full day of learning alongside your colleagues. Early Bird rates end May 31st.
  • Seeking Mentors - Apply by 5/10

    We're still seeking mentors to participate in the 2019-2010 cycle of our Mentoring Partnership Program. Share your expertise with a WNY Chapter Member who is newer to the fundraising world. Enrich our chapter and create added value for your fellow members.
  • Welcome to our newest Chapter Members!

    Nancy Webb

    Andrea Moran, Susan G. Komen Upstate New York

    Sallyann Ieraci, Center For Elder Law & Justice, Inc.

    Stephanie McGrath, Community Services For Every1

    Kathleen Crosby, MSW, University At Buffalo

    Jason Diffenderfer, University At Buffalo

    Judith Mackey, University at Buffalo

    Kristin Manhardt, University At Buffalo

    Julia Harvey, Roswell Park Alliance Foundation

    Evan Gallagher, Buffalo and Erie County
    Botanical Gardens

    Rachel Mathews, Bairs Foundation

    Suzanne D'Amico, Kids Escaping Drugs

    Amanda Sutter, Kaleida Health

    Elizabeth Schiavoni, Hamburg Natural History
  • Guest Blog: Lori L. Jacobwith, 2019 Conference Keynote Presenter

    On June 12, 2019, Lori L. Jacobwith, founder of Ignited Fundraising will present dual keynotes and a breakout session at the AFP WNY Chapter's 2019 Annual Fundraising & Networking Conference. Named one of America’s Top 25 Fundraising Experts, Lori is an internationally-recognized master storyteller and fundraising culture change expert. She has more than 30 years’ experience helping nonprofit organizations raise $300 million dollars from individual donors - and counting.
  • Registration OPEN! Annual Conference

    AFP WNY Chapter's 2019 Annual Fundraising & Networking Conference is Wednesday, June 12th.

    Our keynote speaker is Lori L. Jacobwith, named one of America’s Top 25 Fundraising Experts.

    Registration is now open, with Early Bird Rates available through May 31st.

  • Webinar Breakfast Series Starts 3/28

    AFPWNY has announced the line-up for our 2019 Webinar Breakfast series, and registration for the first event on March 28th is open now!

    Save these Webinar Series dates:

    • March 28
    • July 25
    • September 26
    • December 12

    Engaging your Board is the focus on 3/28; guide your Board to enthusiastic, dedicated and skillful involvement and fundraising.
  • NEW! Micro-Learning Videos from AFP

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ global web site recently added a series called Micro-Learning Videos. These are short 3-4 minute videos power-packed with great information on fundraising and leadership. The newest feature is from right here in Buffalo, NY! Check out Chapter President Pamela Witter, CFRE, as she shares her trademarked “T.I.M. Principle” with audiences throughout the world.