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!


AFP Western PA chapter advances philanthropy by growing a diverse community of people and organizations in the practice of ethical and effective fundraising.

Our chapter has earned the IDEA Champion Designation for 2021 which recognizes those AFP chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the Advancing Inclusion and Influence strategic goal.


AFP understands the economic situation that many members (and soon-to-be members) are currently facing these days. That is why we are now making available online an "Installment Plan" option that breaks your annual membership fee into manageable monthly payments over the course of the year. To learn more visit -  https://afpglobal.org/plan 


  • July President's Message

    As I sat down to prepare a message for the AFP Newsletter as your new Chapter President, I began to reflect on past leaders of our local Chapter.  So many of the peers that I have called for advice and support at one time or another, have spent some time in a leadership role for my AFP Chapter. All of these former leaders and volunteers are dedicated to the profession and give back by volunteering their time to help others, like you, in the field of philanthropy succeed.  The friendships you make along your professional journey can, and often do, last a lifetime. So with a grateful heart, thanks to all of you who have undertaken a leadership role with the Chapter. And, we welcome a new generation of future leaders to step up to help your Chapter succeed.  

    On behalf of the AFP Board, I send thanks to Ann Hrabik, past President and mentor, for her dedication to serving you, the wonderful members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for the past few years. I encourage you to participate as a committee member, event attendee, presenter or Board member to start building relationships that will serve you well into the future. Your gift of time and talent will be appreciated by those who follow in our footsteps.  

    If you have any questions, please contact me at president@afpwpa.org. I look forward to seeing you in person soon at an AFP event or activity. Until then, stay well and have a great summer.

    Jodie Tabano

    AFP WPA President

  • Discounted Membership Opportunity!


    $50 Professional or Associate New Member Discount!
    In honor of our 61st Anniversary, AFP will be offering a $50.00 discount to new members joining in the Professional and Associate categories only by July 31, 2021. Spread the word with your colleagues and friends!

    Fill out the membership invitation as usual, but deduct $50.00 from the total and include this coupon with your payment.*

    Complete your application and send it in via mail or email by July 31, 2021.

    *Coupon must be included with payment. One coupon per new member.

    Can also be redeemed online by using discount code AFP2021.

    Contact AFP Membership Department at (800)666-3863.
    AFP, 4300 Wilson Blvd. Ste. 300, Arlington, VA 22203 / mbrship@afpnet.org

    Have membership questions? Please reach out to our VP of Membership
    Adele Cannell- Adele.cannell@pitt.edu

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The Emerging Philanthropy Conference is a yearly conference hosted by AFP Western PA Chapter and the Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council.

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