Scholarship Recipients

"AFP-GPC provides a foundational element to one's development experience. Surely you can exist, and even thrive, independently. It's not, however until you begin to share your triumphs, concerns and challenges with others in the industry that you truly begin to comprehend the important role of camaraderie and collegiality. The Chapter provides that in abundance."

Stan H. Retif, CFRE
Director of Development & Marketing, EducationWorks President, AFP-GPC


With the help of our partners, AFP-GPC awards scholarships for the following programs:

Chamberlain Scholarship

"Attending AFP ICON as a Chamberlain scholar was the moment when I knew fundraising was the profession for me" - Bradley Richardson, AFP-GPC Board Member

This year, the AFP ICON 2021 is being held June 28 - 30, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN. If you have never had the opportunity to attend AFP's International Conference, this is the perfect time to consider applying for AFP-GPC's Chamberlain Scholarship. You'll experience over 100 sector-shifting sessions covering the most important topics in fundraising and countless ways to grow your network.

Criteria: To be considered for a scholarship, the applicant must be employed by and have significant fundraising responsibility for a non-profit 501© (3) organization located in the Greater Philadelphia Region. This scholarship is available only to first time attendees of the AFP International Fundraising Conference. Click here to read the Chamberlain Scholarship Guidelines.

·     Candidate is employed as a fundraising professional or, if the 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.

·     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.

Amount of Scholarship: The Chamberlain Scholarship will cover the registration fee of the conference. If selected, you will receive a special registration code and an email from AFP to complete your registration. You or your employer will pay a $10 processing fee as well as all travel and lodging expenses. 

Cover Letter: With your application form, enclose a brief cover letter noting the following:

1.  How will you and/or your organization benefit by your participation at the International Conference?

2.  Why is financial scholarship assistance needed at this time?

Deadline: All applications and cover letters are due by Friday, February 19, 2021. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

** Please e-mail your application and cover letter as one Word document to Joanne Sabatini at [email protected].




Stay tuned for more information this summer on the Jane Williams Award for professional development, generously supported by Schultz & Williams. The Jane Williams Award will winner will be announced annually at National Philanthropy Day.

For more information on scholarships, please contact Scholarship Chair, Joanne Sabatini.