“AFP has great resources available on their website. Their E-newsletter keeps me up-to-date on current trends.  If you are looking to grow and foster relationships in the development field, an AFP membership is the way to do it!"

           Jean Morrow, President-Elect, Program Co-Chair, United Way of Berks County


“AFP has a great group of professionals I know I can count on at a moment’s notice when I have questions. I don’t think I can place a monetary value on the rewards I’ve received from my membership. The resource center, networking and education far outpace the cost to be a member, not to mention the friendships I’ve made with chapter members – you can’t put a price on that!”

                  Brian Pinto, Past President, President-Elect, Humane PA


“I have always worked in the for-profit sector before I took my current position. AFP has great resources for the beginner and those who want to get the latest research and information.”

                  Stephanie Giles, Board Member, Co-Chair NPD Committee, Lifeline of Berks County, Inc.


“As a one “woman” development shop, the opportunity to network with other professionals and bounce ideas off of my peers has been invaluable. They have provided me with information and alternatives which has made our programs and events more successful.”

                  Susan Stalnecker, President, Vice President, President-Elect, Prospectus Berco


“Beyond the International Chapter, the local chapter provides additional education programs to enhance development knowledge. Additionally, the chapter members provide encouragement and solicited input to each other on challenges, questions and strategies. The teamwork is outstanding.”

                  Debbie Hartranft, NPD Co-Chair, Board Member, Berks Community Health Center


“The professional development programs and networking opportunities have greatly helped my career. AFP Berks is extremely relevant to fundraising and Berks County since the organization is headed by local fundraising professionals. The board is thoughtful about program design, offering scholarships, and making opportunities accessible to fundraisers of all levels and from organizations of all sizes.”

                  Keri Shultz, Treasurer, Board Member, Reading Musical Foundation


“Professional networking among a very inclusive group of non-profit professionals. AFP is very committed to furthering the image and educational aspects of professional fundraisers.”

                  Peter Reitmeyer, Board Member, Program Committee Member, Manning & Napier Advisors


“Joining AFP allowed me to network and build lasting relationships with those who have worked in the County for years. This allowed me to quickly understand the things that made Berks County a great place to work and the expectations of the businesses and donors in the area. You can’t put a price on the value of networking and the impact it will have on you and your organization!”

                  Cameron Martin, Board Member, Berks Encore


“The Berks chapter is a warm and welcoming community of fundraising professionals who are all completely dedicated to helping their community. Each person on the Board is extremely knowledgeable, well-connected and willing to help.”

                  Mary Chown, Marketing Co-Chair, Board Member, Alvernia Univeristy