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2019 Slate AFPLI


Officers presented for election:

Matthew Campo, President
Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

Joanne Courtien, Vice President for Professional Development
Society of St. Vincent DePaul Long Island

Mary Fu, Vice President for Finance/Treasurer
Helen Keller Services

Kelly Albanese-Scherer, Vice President for Public Awareness
Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation

Cynthia Metzger, Vice President for Membership
Molloy College

Anne Thorsen, Secretary
American Heart Association

Katherine Fritz, President-Elect
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind & America’s VetDogs

Catherine Muscente, Immediate Past President
Molloy College


First Term Members of the Board of Directors (Proposed):

Regina Cialone, Orr Group

Renee Flagler, Girls Inc.

Monica Martinez, Smile Farms Inc.

Rebecca Martinez, Molloy College

Nathaniel Pazik, Long Island University

Carmela Rossi, YMCA of Long Island

Second Term Members of the AFPLI Board of Directors:

Meredith McCaslin, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island

Anne Dalgish Koestner, Donald/Barbara Zucker School of Nursing at Hofstra/Northwell

Sara Lipsky Greico, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Long Island

Third Term Members of the AFPLI Board of Directors:

Jennie Sandler Fiocca, Family Service League

Jeanne Mulry, The De Lasalle School

Mary Fu, Helen Keller Services for the Blind

Anne Thorsen, American Heart Association

Fourth Term Members of the AFPLI Board of Directors:

Kelly Albanese Scherer, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation

Fifth Term Members of the AFPLI Board of Directors:

Katherine Fritz, Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind and America’s Vet Dogs

Cynthia Costanzo Metzger, Molloy College

Amy Reich, Hofstra University

Sixth Term Members of AFPLI Board of Directors:

 Joanne Courtien, Society of St. Vincent DePaul

Seventh Term Members of the AFPLI Board of Directors:

Matthew Campo, Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

Ninth Term* Members of the AFPLI Board of Directors:

Catherine Tully Muscente, Molloy College

*Board members can service up to eight (8), one-year terms.  However, a sitting executive board member finishing a term of Immediate Past President can extend until that 2-year term is concluded.

BE the CAUSE Campaign

Each and every day, the important work you do demonstrates that you are a leader in effecting change in our community, making it a much better place for all of us. These three words—Empower, Strengthen, Transform—describe WHAT you do as a fundraiser and WHY you do it.

When you give to the BE the CAUSE Campaign, benefiting both our chapter and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, you are investing in the future of our profession and advancing philanthropy for the greater good.Your investment in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy will help support local, national, and international program.

  • Diversity & Inclusion – Is a pillar of the AFP Strategic Plan, scholarships for people from diverse communities is a priority for the Foundation.
  • Professional Development - Professional development grants (formerly scholarships) provide fundraisers and nonprofit leaders with education, training, and leadership development opportunities.
  • Research – provides an increased knowledge of fundraising, philanthropy, and social innovation, and includes the Growth in Giving Initiative.

We hope you are inspired by Joannes' experience and will make your gift today! Be sure to use the Drop downs for BE THE CAUSE and our Chapter Designation.

Click Here for the BE the CAUSE Gift/ Pledge Form

Wondering if this is something you can support? Here's what one of our own board members had to say:

AFP has always been a great resource and I took advantage of local educational forums and trainings. Several years ago, I felt it would be a benefit to attend the International Conference. At the time, I was working for a nonprofit that could not afford the conference fees or expenses. I applied for the Chamberlain Scholarship, which is available to first time attendees to the International Conference, regardless of how long you have been an AFP member. I was awarded the scholarship! It was such valuable experience, hearing national and international fundraising educators and top professionals as well as networking with fundraisers from around the globe!

Joanne Courtien
Director of Development, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Long Island
Board Member, Philanthropy Day 2018 Vice Chair, AFPLI

Thank you for all you do in support of your colleagues, your local chapter, and the AFP Foundation. BE the CAUSE reflects your commitment to and passion for our rewarding profession.



AFPLI Honored as a Ten Star Chapter
We are pleased to annouce that AFPLI has been named a Ten Star Chapter by our parent organization, Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Every year, AFP, the largest association of professional fundraisers in the world, honors chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan. Chapters receive the Ten Star Award for performing specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy. Just one-third of all AFP chapters are named Ten Star Chapters, so the Association of Fundraising Professionals Long Island Chapter is one of a select group of chapters to earn this honor.

President Catherine Muscente said “This is the fourth time that AFPLI has been named a Ten Star Chapter by AFP. Through the combined efforts of our chapter members, board of directors and administrative team, our commitment to advancing the profession of fundraising on Long Island has continued for more than twenty years. We continue our emphasis on accomplishing this by providing great educational programs, networking opportunities and Philanthropy Day.”
Ten Star Chapters are recognized at the AFP International Conference on Fundraising. Chapters also earn the privilege of displaying the Ten Star logo on their website, newsletters and stationary.

“I want to congratulate AFPLI, which is playing a key role on Long Island in promoting ethical and effective fundraising and educating the public about the importance of fundraising and wise giving,” said Jason Lee, Interim president and CEO of AFP. “Our Ten Star Chapters have demonstrated outstanding programming and leadership for the fundraising profession, and I’m pleased to recognize their outstanding efforts. If individuals and organizations on Long Island have questions about fundraising and philanthropy, they should definitely contact AFPLI.”

Criteria for the award are determined by AFP International Headquarters. A list of several goals is published annually and chapters must accomplish 10 of these goals during the year and submit a nomination form for verification to be honored.


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