Chapter Highlights

 Year  Event

PREP was founded as an independent networking group of prospect researchers with 25 members


Founding sponsor of first MARC conference at Bucknell University

First issue of newsletters, Ingenuity, published

Vote to affiliate with Apra International 

First Board of Directors elected

 2000 Official website is launched

Co-sponsor of second MARC conference at Rutgers University

 2001 Recipient of Apra International Grant

First PREP/APRA Board turns over; second board is elected

Co-sponsor of third MARC conference at Princeton University


First paid program, "The Invisible Web", is offered at Spring 2002 conference

Communications Chair position on the board is established

Revised website is launched

Co-sponsor of fourth MARC conference at C.W. Post at Long Island University


Hosted first Apra Virtual Seminar

Co-sponsor of fifth MARC conference at Bryn Mawr College


First pre-conference social event is held

Co-sponsor of sixth MARC conference at Johns Hopkins University


APRA - Greater Philadelphia merge into PREP/APRA

Co-sponsor of seventh MARC conference at Virginia Commonwealth University


Newly designed website is launched

Two new board positions are created: Director-at-Large and Lending Library Director (now Programming Director)

Co-sponsor of eighth MARC conference at New York University


Won the MARC 2007 Recruitment Contest by having most members present

Sponsor of Apra's 10th Anniversary 


Co-host of MARC 2008 at Bucknell University

 2014 Name changed to Apra Pennsylvania 
 2021Immediate Past President role added to help advise the board

APRA Pennsylvania is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is a state chapter of APRA, an international membership organization that "serves and educates fund-raising professionals interested in advancement research and promotes the profession of advancement research."

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