Community Announcements

  • 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.
  • Welcome to our newest Chapter Members

    Nicole Cooke, Western New York Book Arts Center

    AnneMarie Cucci, Ed.D., D'Youville College

    Breanne Flynn, Mount Mercy Academy

    Adrienne Hill, Coalition For Economic Justice

    Kara Lee, Buffalo Zoo

    Jessie McKay, Mercy Flight

    Adrianne Morton, Blue Lotus Consulting, LLC

    Erin Robideau, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper
  • New Chapter Website Launches

    The Western New York Chapter has a new website! We invite you to explore the site as we continue to build and add to it - filling in resources, events and opportunities. Let us know what you think - share your feedback here.
  • Welcome to our newest Chapter Members

    Jodie Antoniadis, American Red Cross

    Shatorah Donovan, Center for Elder Law and Justice

    Megan Hahin, Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

    Amy Johnson, Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences

    Christine Melchiorre, Headway of WNY Inc

    Jeremy Morlock, Kidney Foundation of WNY

    Siddiiqa Mujaffar-Karim, The Center For Hospice & Palliative Care

    Michael Oliver, Compu-Mail

    Hanna O'Neill, Friends of Reinstein Woods

    Juliana Teibel, Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County

    Donna Visone, Christian Central Academy