2021 Annual Meeting

Connect with your chapter & vote for your officers!

A fundraising event for Mid-Hudson Valley Association of Fundraising Professionals

Event Information

12:00pm Monday, January 25, 2021

AFP-Mid Hudson Valley Annual Meeting & Conversation

Zoom link will be sent out prior to meeting. This event is free to attend with suggested gift.

Join us for our Annual Meeting on January 25, 2021 AT 11:00 am (via zoom), where we will hold an informal meeting including conversations about fundraising challenges and successes through 2020 moderated by current Chapter President, Sarah Weikel and current President-Elect, Erin Cafarelli.

Annual Meeting: 11:00 am

Informal meeting / Q&A: 11:30


President: Erin M. Cafarelli

President-elect: Sarah Weikel

Secretary: Jennie Swantz

Treasurer: Christine Kolosky

Chapter Administrator: Melissa Pawlak


Education: Tara Collins & Dana Hammond

Membership: Julie Stainton & Elizabeth Corio

Public Relations/Communications: Joan Gambeski & Kristin Delia

Foundation Chair: Sheba Abrahaim (co-chair position available)

Scholarship: Maggie Sutter & Elizabeth Rowley, CFRE

IDEA: Peter Sestito (co-chair position available)

Governance: Lori Rivenburgh (co-chair position available)

National Philanthropy Day: OPEN

Mentoring: Misha Donner (co-chair position available)

Youth in Philanthropy: Melissa Dvozenja-Thomas (co-chair position available)

Board Member at Large: Tonya Addy

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About the Organization

Mid-Hudson Valley Association of Fundraising Professionals

Formed in early 2006, the Mid Hudson Valley Chapter is one of the newest chapters of the International AFP. Prior to our existence, AFP members had to travel to the Capital Region or New York City to attend chapter events.

Our chapter provides resources to fundraising professionals who serve approximately 4,500 public charities registered in the six counties in the Mid Hudson Valley including Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster.

Our member benefits and activities include:

AFP of the Mid Hudson Valley often works in collaboration with other professional development organizations in the area to organize educational opportunities of the highest quality through pooling of resources.

• Regular web/audioconferences on topics of interest to fundraising professionals, board members and othernonprofit managers. These conferences are provided by International AFP and are hosted by chapter members in locations around the six county area of the Mid Hudson Valley. There is a no fee for members to attend these events; nonmembers are also welcome at a $20...

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