AFP Western Pennsylvania

AFP WPA is the key resource for fundraising and nonprofit professionals in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Membership provides access to educational programs, networking opportunities and access to all of the benefits and services of AFP International. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming program!


2017 Board Application

The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of AFP is recruiting volunteer leaders for the 2017 Board of Directors.  The Chapter is comprised of talented AFP members who plan and implement programs that support the professional growth of our members; and whose support helps to advance the fundraising profession in our region. 

Applications must be received by October 28, 2016

For details on board responsibilities and to apply, click here.

Celebrated throughout the world each November, National Philanthropy Day honors those individuals and organizations whose gifts of time, expertise, and resources contribute significantly to the success of the not-for-profit institutions they serve and our community.



Holiday Party & Annual Meeting

Thursday, December 8, 2016

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Please join us for the last AFP Education Program of 2016, on December 8, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, which promises to be a wonderful informal evening of celebration and inspiration.

Saleem Ghubril, our aspirational speaker, will talk about his career path, his role as the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Promise, and its impact on our youth and our community.

Saleem Ghubril is a committed and passionate advocate for children and for the City of Pittsburgh. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he has devoted his life to serving the people of his community through outreach and education programs.

About Saleem 

In 1985, Saleem founded The Pittsburgh Project, a community development organization that annually provides free home renovations to hundreds of vulnerable seniors, and mentors, educates, and deploys thousands of volunteer youth in meaningful community service initiatives. Saleem led The Pittsburgh Project until 2008, when he assumed the leadership of The Pittsburgh Promise.

The Pittsburgh Promise is a regional economic and workforce development entity that focuses on transforming the quality of education and life in the City of Pittsburgh, and making higher education a reality for all of Pittsburgh’s urban youth.

He is currently the volunteer pastor of the Mosaic Community Church in Pittsburgh. He also serves on the boards of The Buhl Foundation, Vibrant Pittsburgh, and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.

After his presentation, Saleem will join us to share in some holiday spirits.

$25 AFP Member & Guest (credit card registration)

$25 AFP Member & Guest (pay by check)

Young Professional Members Registeration (FREE)

AFP Member FREE Meeting


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