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The Chamberlain Scholarship

Helping you get to the AFP ICON!

Discuss. Teach. Learn.


The AFP ICON (formerly known as the International Fundraising Conference) is held each spring and brings more than 4,000 fundraising professionals together to discuss, teach, and learn about new development issues. It offers more than 90 educational sessions designed to serve the development needs of participants from entry level to highly experienced. The Conference exhibit hall features over 100 vendors. For more information about the conference, visit

2021 Scholarship Information

About the Chamberlain Scholarship

If you have never attended an AFP International Fundraising Conference because it was cost-prohibitive, consider applying for the 2021 Chamberlain Scholarship. This scholarship defrays the cost for first-time conference attendees, no matter the longevity of your AFP membership. To qualify, you must be a current AFP member and employed at a nonprofit as a fundraising professional or an executive director.

The scholarship covers the conference registration fee, minus a $10 processing fee, to attend the AFP ICON 2021 held in Minneapolis, MN from April 18-20, 2021. An additional $1,000 stipend is also provided to assist in travel and lodging costs. This scholarship is given by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the AFP Southern Colorado Chapter.

Application Deadline

The application process will open in the fall of 2020. Questions? Please contact Christopher Aaby at

Our 2020 Chamberlain Scholarship Recipient

Brea Reimer-Baum
Development Manager at Catholic Charities of Central Colorado

photo of Brea Reimer-Baum

"With many thanks to all those who have made this possible, I am beyond honored to have been selected as the Chamberlain Scholar so that I may attend AFP ICON in March 2020. I am sure this opportunity will ignite new ideas for fundraising and strengthen the passion I already have for this community. I would not be where I am today without the guidance of so many within (and outside of) the philanthropic sector as I continue to be an introvert finding a new voice. I have found that, as much as I would want to, I was not put on this earth to sit in a quiet space and live behind a screen. I am here to listen, to offer opportunities, and to connect with those just as passionate about the community as I am. I, like so many others, am here to make this world a better place."

A Note from 2020 Chamberlain Scholarship Recipient, Brea Reimer-Baum

"I was preparing myself for the hustle and bustle of Baltimore. I was ready to see the ocean. I was coaching my introverted self to be ready to meet hundreds of people and be around some of the greatest minds in nonprofit fundraising.

The outbreak of COVID-19 had other ideas.

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