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Chamberlain Scholarship Program

The Chamberlain Scholarship program honors Ralph E. Chamberlain, CFRE. Mr. Chamberlain had a long and distinguished career of service to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), beginning in the 1960s when the organization was formed as the National Society of Fund Raisers (NSFR), through the late 1970s when the name was changed to the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE), and until his death in 1999. Mr. Chamberlain’s dedication to the organization we now know as AFP never faltered in his long volunteer career with the Association. Because of his long-time support of the Foundation’s annual fund and generous planned gift, the AFP Board of Directors renamed their Conference Scholar Program in 2000 to honor Mr. Chamberlain’s memory and commitment to the Association.

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy offers the Chamberlain Scholarship Program each year for AFP members to attend the International Conference on Fundraising. This program is designed to help individuals serving nonprofit organizations develop their knowledge and skill in fundraising.

2016 Chamberlin Scholarship Recipient

Erin M. Cafarelli, Director of Development & Public Relations - Children's Home of Poughkeepsie

2018 Chamberlin Scholarship Recipient

Chris Smith, CFO - GiveGab