Chapter Leadership Brief 2.2.2018

By Gary Laermer

In my first article for Fundraising Matters I would like to begin by thanking my fellow Board members for their continuing support of the Chapter and our important work.  I recognize their efforts to move our agenda forward and make a powerful statement about their belief in the impact philanthropy professionals have on our City. 

National Philanthropy Day Breakfast Celebrates the Stories of Five Outstanding Fundraisers

What better way to express the spirit and power of philanthropy than through the magic of storytelling! This intriguing event not only shared the success stories of five outstanding nonprofit professionals, but underscored the unparalleled power of storytellingin touching the hearts and minds of those who support the 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States. In an age where many funders have placed an ever-increasing emphasis on data and metrics, it is eye-opening to learn that science indicates inspirational stories are far more likely to motivate generosity than numbers.

AFP-NYC Welcomes New Leadership

The New York City Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP-NYC) has elected new leadership to take office on January 1, 2018. Ascending to the office of president is Gary Laermer, Sr. VP and Chief Development Officer, YMCA of Greater New York.  Susan Shattuck, who served the chapter for 2 years, transitions to Immediate Past President. Succeeding Laermer as president-elect is Steven G. Jacobson, Principal of Jacobson Consulting Applications, Inc. Craig Shelley, VP of Orr Associates, Inc. takes office as treasurer, while Jill Scibilia, VP, Philanthropy & External Relations with the Girl Scouts of Greater New York  continues as Secretary.

News from the President(s) 1.5.18

From Susan Shattuck

Happy New Year! I hope 2018 is a good year for us all.  As my term as Chapter President ends, I want to thank you for your support of Fundraising Matters and of the Chapter.  These past two years have whizzed by and I’ve truly enjoyed them.


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