AFP-NYC Conference Scholarships


The New York City Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is proud to offer scholarships to the Fundraising Day in New York 2023 at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square in New York City. Funding for the scholarships is provided by members of the AFP-NYC chapter, who recognize the importance of developing skills in their field through professional training on fundraising.

The scholarship entitles you to one (1) full attendee registration for Fundraising Day in New York including sessions, networking, and breakfast and lunch keynote programs. The value of this package is $550. In addition, there will be a special networking opportunity for recipients during the conference.

To qualify for a scholarship, an applicant must have recently worked or volunteered for a nonprofit organization and  be a resident of the tristate area (New York, Connecticut, New Jersey). People from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should be either:

  • (a) a current or recent full-time, part-time, or volunteer fundraiser.
  • (b) an individual with volunteer and/or professional experience in the nonprofit sector who seeks to expand their knowledge of fundraising.

To be considered for a Maurice Gurin Scholarship, please CLICK HERE to fill out the application.
For more information, please contact

Applicants will be notified the week of May 29, 2023. If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you!

Incomplete applications will not be considered.  


Maurice Gurin, a fundraising consultant and president of The Gurin Group, was a leader in the industry. He served on the boards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and New York City - AFP, as well as the Trust for Philanthropy of the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel, now known as The Giving Institute. He authored several books on fundraising, and created training programs at the request of the Ford Foundation. He was also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force in World War II.

Fondly known as Maury, he proved himself as a foremost leader and thinker who impacted the evolution of philanthropy.  He incorporated new and innovative fundraising methods with more traditional techniques. In his work, he sought creative answers to old questions, using imaginative approaches to fundraising focused on individual client needs and making the fundraising plan fit the client rather than the client fit the fundraising plan.

Maury, who passed away in 1990, bequeathed a legacy gift to the AFP-NYC to fund scholarships to Fundraising Day in New York, furthering his vocation to train fundraisers. That scholarship fund continues today, supported by Chapter leadership and members, as well as other donors. Maury’s mission, his ideas, and his passion are still alive in the hundreds of fundraisers who can say they are proud Gurin Scholars.