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Make the AFP MHV Chapter YOUR Chapter! We have so much to offer with our informative audio conferences, educational roundtables, career development, the inspiring annual National Philanthropy Day...and the list goes on.     

What keeps us ahead is new talent and fresh ideas. Help us remain on the cutting edge of the fundraising profession by lending your expertise and working with your equally committed colleagues in the spirit of fellowship and fun.

The MHV Chapter relies on volunteer power to keep our programs and services strong. Volunteering is a great way to meet other fundraising professionals in our area and it's also a lot of fun.

Volunteers needed to serve on diversity committee and assist with activity planning.

Educational Programs
Volunteers needed to assist with monthly web/audioconferences.

Volunteers needed to welcome, recruit and retain members, assist with member orientation, and help organize annual member party.

National Philanthropy Day 
Volunteers needed to serve in awards, communications, publications, program, audiovisual, sponsorships, co-conveners, and Honor Your Own.

Government Relations & Ethics
Volunteers needed to create a strategic plan to contact our Legislature about important issues in fundraising.

2016 Membership Scholarship Program

 To advance our profession and grow chapter membership, the Mid Hudson Valley Chapter will offer $1,875 in scholarships for the 2016-2017 year to help qualified individuals attain AFP membership.  Distribution of these scholarships within the several categories will vary in response to applications. Recipients will be notified in September 2016.

Scholarship Recipient Responsibilities: All Scholarship Recipients must:

  • Serve on at least one AFPMHV Committee,
  • Attend National Philanthropy Day (on November 2, 2016),
  • Participate in the mentorship program,
  • Attend at least two educational webinars,
  • Attend one AFPMHV Board Meeting.

Young Professional Membership 

Scholarships will be offered for the 2016-year to three Young Fundraising Professionals working in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Criteria:  Applicants must hold some degree of responsibility directly for fundraising, work within the Mid Hudson Valley for an organization that provides benefits to society, are compensated for their services, are 30 years old or younger, must subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and its bylaws and promote the Donor Bill of Rights.

Award:  Recipients will receive a Young Professional membership, active for the course of one year.

New Fundraising Professional Membership

Associate memberships will be given to Professionals that are beginning a career in Philanthropy or Fundraising, after having worked 3 or more years in an unrelated field.

Criteria:  Applicants must be newly engaged in fields related to fundraising and fundraising support (within the first three years of work in fundraising/philanthropy), hold a position in which applicants are responsible for development/fundraising, and subscribe to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and promote the Donor Bill of Rights.  Associate members in good standing may vote, serve on chapter or Association committees and hold Association or chapter office.

Award:  Recipients will receive a New Associate Membership, active for the course of one year.

Supportive Membership (Membership Renewals)

Scholarships will be offered for membership renewals.

Award:  Scholarships will be offered for membership renewals in any of the individual membership categories, for any existing active membership purchased through AFPMHV.

Criteria:  Applicants must be AFP members within the Chapter service territory, and be actively seeking to remain in fundraising.     


A completed scholarship applications must be completed and returned by July 1 in order to be considered for a scholarship. All applicants must submit a current resume with their application.

*Applications for Young Professional and New Professional Membership Scholarships must include a resume and a letter of endorsement from the applicant’s Executive Director/Board President, along with a narrative response to the questions on the application form.


2016 Membership Scholarship Application

Deadline for all Membership Scholarships: July 1, 2016

Please provide the following information.



Name                                                                                       Title



Organization                                                                                        Org. Federal EIN






City                                                                  State                                         Zip



Work Phone                                                     Fax                                          Home Phone



E-mail                                                                                      Website Address


Years in the Fundraising Profession _______________      Organization’s Operating Budget $__________________


For which Membership Scholarship are you applying?  (Circle)

                         Young Professional                  New Professional                     Supportive


On which committee would you like to serve? (Circle as many as you would like).

 Diversity                                             Scholarship

 Communications                                 Youth in Philanthropy

 Mentoring                                           National Philanthropy Day

 Strategic Planning                               Membership    


All Applicants:  Please attach your Current resume.

Young Professional and New Professional Applicants:  Please respond to the following questions in two pages or less.

1.  How will you and your organization benefit from membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals?

2.  How do you plan to continue membership in AFP after the scholarship year is complete?

3.  List your community involvement.

Young Professional and New Professional Applicants, Please Attach:

1. Your organization’s mission statement.

2. Letter of endorsement from your Executive Director or Board President, endorsing your participation in AFP activities and your active role on at least one AFP committee.

Submit all materials to Sarah Pruschki, Chapter Administrator, 30 Scott's Corners Drive, Suite 203, Montgomery, NY 12549, or via email at:

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