The AFP Genesee Valley Chapter is a volunteer-based organization representing more than 200 fundraising professionals in the Greater Rochester region. Our mission is to advocate for philanthropy and to promote ethical and successful non-profit development by addressing the needs of diverse fundraising professionals in our region. Our members represent colleges, universities and secondary schools, hospitals and health care facilities, social service and cultural agencies, and local charities.

Events are open to everyone, not just members. Have a look around and if you're a member, use the Member Login button at the top for access to members only information including a membership directory, webinars, and more.

Here is why you should join AFP!

Each year our chapter participates in AFP Foundation for Philanthropy's BE the CAUSE campaign, an annual fundraising campaign that raises dollars that contribute to the value that AFP delivers to its chapters and its members.

Donating is quick and easy and your investment in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy will help support local, national, and international programs, including Diversity & Inclusion, Professional Development, Research, and Scholarships.

Consider becoming an Alpha Society Member today and your donation will have even more impact! Starting at just $10 per month. 


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Name: Samantha Barniak
Title: Senior Development Coordinator 
Organization: Open Door Mission
Member since: 2022

What do you love most about fundraising?

I love connecting with people and educating them on our mission. I enjoy sharing with people how much of an impact we are able to make when we receive donations. I am able to show them that when they get involved and donate to local causes, they are making a direct impact which is incredible! 

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