AFP-NYC Conference Scholarships


The New York City Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is proud to offer a limited number of Maurice Gurin Scholarships in 2022. The scholarship program provides enriching professional development opportunities for fundraisers and honors the legacy of Maurice's personal vocation to train fundraisers. 

This year’s scholarship recipients will get full access to Fundraising Day in New York 2022, the largest single-day conference on philanthropy (a $595 value) and a special opportunity to meet one another and AFP-NYC leadership at the conference.
Applicants must complete the application by Friday, May 6, 2022. 

Applicants should be current or recent fundraisers serving as employees or volunteers with a nonprofit organization, and have a desire to learn more about fundraising. Fundraisers outside the NYC metro area are also invited to apply. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 

***Applicants must complete the application for the Maurice Gurin Scholarship by Friday, May 6th, 2022.


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.

Fundraising Day in New York 2022 Questions?
Date: Friday, June 17th, 2022 Contact: Shannon Fouts
Time: 8 am - 4 pm ET Event Planner for AFP-NYC
Location: Marriott Marquis Times Square, New York City Email: