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Meet the Board

2022 Board of Directors NY Finger Lakes Chapter of AFP

Executive Board:

Marianne Pelletier, President
Sherri Koski, Treasurer
Rachel Grant, Secretary

Board of Directors:

Steph Bailey
Foundation Manager
Cayuga Medical Center Foundation
101 Dates Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850

Heather Barber

Rachel Grant
Development Coordinator

State Theatre of Ithaca, Inc.
105 West State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

Sherri Koski
Executive Director

Ithaca Community Childcare Center, Inc.
579 Warren Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Business Phone: (607) 257-0200

Georgia Lesh
Philanthropy and Engagement Director

Boyce Thompson Institute
533 Tower Road, Ithaca, NY 14853
Business Phone: (607) 252-6670

Amanda Schmitt-Piha
Associate Director for Philanthropy
Paleontological Research Institution
1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
Web: www.

Allison (Alli) Sribarra
Senior Consultant

CIMA Consulting



AFP believes that to guarantee human freedom and social creativity, people must have the right to freely and voluntarily form organizations to meet perceived needs, advocate causes, and seek funds to support these activities.

To guarantee these rights, AFP’s purposes are to:

  • Foster development and growth of fundraising professionals committed to the preserving and enhancing philanthropy.
  • Establish a code of ethics and professional practices.
  • Require member adherence to a professional code of ethical standards and practices.
  • Provide training opportunities for fundraising professionals.
  • Implement programs that ensure cultural and social diversity in our membership and leadership.
  • Collect, research, publish, and disseminate historical, managerial, and technical information on philanthropy and philanthropic fundraising.
  • Promote public understanding of philanthropy and philanthropic fundraising.
  • Conduct activities that maintain and develop legislation favorable to philanthropy.
  • Enlist, organize, and support members to achieve our purposes.
  • Foster international cooperation, knowledge exchange, and education among fundraising professionals worldwide.
  • Use all necessary and proper means to accomplish our purposes.
  • Provide a valid and reliable certification program for fundraising professionals

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