Association of Fundraising Professionals accepting professionals for Chamberlain Scholarship

VERO BEACH — The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Indian River Chapter will be participating in the Chamberlain Scholarship Program for the AFP International Conference, which will take place in Vancouver, BC, Canada April 1-3, 2012

Sponsored by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, the Chamberlain Scholarship honors the memory of Ralph E. Chamberlain, CFRE, a founding member of the Greater New York Chapter and a longtime supporter of the Foundation.

The scholarship program is a joint effort of the chapter and International AFP. The recipient will receive a $500.00 scholarship to cover the costs of registration at the early bird conference rate.

Applicants may submit a letter expressing their interest to receive the scholarship. Candidate must be able to meet the following criteria:

• Candidate is employed as a fundraising professional or, if candidate is an executive director, a substantial amount of time must be devoted to fundraising.

• Candidate has never attended an AFP or NSFRE International Conference on Fundraising as a registered participant (unless as a member of the Conference Host Committee).

• Candidate must agree to complete an online evaluation form about his or her experience at International Conference.

• Only one individual from any local organization or institution may be selected.

The deadline for applying for the scholarship is October 15, 2011 and you will be notified by October 31, 2011.

Past AFP-IR Recipients Include:

Cynthia Falardeau, The Education Foundation of IRC

Mary-Ruth Foley, McKee Botanical Garden

Shelly Ferger, Dogs for Life

Peggy Gibbs, Indian River Habitat for Humanity

Katie Kowanic – Mental Health Association of Indian River County

For more information about this opportunity for AFP-IR members contact Mary Silva at


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