AFP ICON & Chamberlain Scholarship

AFP ICON 2019 
will take place in San Antonio, TX March 31 - April 2, 2019
Join us in the Lone Star State for the world’s largest conference for professional fundraisers. More than 100 education sessions, thousands of fellow fundraisers, a massive marketplace, and an unforgettable experience await you.
Click here to learn more or register for ICON 2019.

"There's nothing like being a part of nearly 4,000 fundraisers, gathered together for three days of networking, sharing and learning. I love when our community comes together. It's a time for innovation, exploration, inspiration and participating. I look forward to seeing everyone and celebrating the profession and everything that we make possible. You'll leave inspired and reinvigorated about your place in the fundraising community and the work you do every day that makes such a difference in the world."

Jason Lee, JD, Association of Fundraising Professionals

Chamberlain Scholarship
The AFP WNY Chapter, along with the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, offers the Chamberlain Scholarship annually to help a first-time conference attendee join international fundraising leaders at the AFP International Fundraising Conference.

Dedication to the professional advancement of our members

Each year AFP WNY selects a development professional member from Western New York who has a commitment to the profession, and to our chapter, to receive the Chamberlain Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is intended to help a first-time attendee defer costs associated with attending the annual International Conference. It is a wonderful opportunity for fundraisers to enhance their skills to do the best job possible for the organizations they represent.

jaclyn_rossi.jpg "The AFP International Conference gave me a greater insight into best practices of fundraising. There were a wide range of sessions to choose from, which allowed me to tailor the experience to my personal needs and interests. I found that the content provided value at both a beginner and advanced level, and was delivered by talented speakers who really kept me engaged."

Jaclyn Rossi, Niagara University, Chamberlain Scholarship awardee for the May 2017 conference

The scholarship application window for the ICON 2019 in San Antonio, TX is now closed.
The application period for the Chamberlain Scholarship to attend ICON 2020 (planned for March 29-31 in Baltimore, MD) will open in September of 2019.

About the AFP Chamberlain Scholarship Program
The Chamberlain Scholarship Program honors Ralph Chamberlain, CFRE, a long-time fundraiser and supporter of AFP. Mr. Chamberlain helped to form one of the organization's first chapters, the Greater New York Chapter, and served as both chair of the association and the AFP Foundation. Because of his long-time support of the Foundation for Philanthropy, the AFP Board of Directors renamed the Conference Scholar Program in 2000 to honor Mr. Chamberlain's memory and commitment to the fundraising profession.