Daniel H. Greeley Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Overview

Apra Metro DC is pleased to announce our 2019 scholarship opportunity supporting the professional development aspirations of a chapter member! Named for spirited Apra Metro DC board member and unyielding prospect development professional the late Daniel H. Greeley, this year's scholarship opportunity is generously sponsored by Bentz Whaley Flessner, and we are excited to provide a full scholarship (registration and travel expenses up to $1,250) for one member to attend the 2019 Association of Advancement Services Professional (AASP) Summit on September 9-11, 2019 in Chicago. Folks are invited to nominate themselves, a colleague, or a direct report.

This is the perfect opportunity for a chapter member who is among the following:

  • New to prospect development and seeking a well-rounded foundation

  • Employed at an organization with low or no professional development funding

  • Seeking new professional development opportunities outside of Apra

  • Seasoned professionals who are seeking continuing education courses

Simply submit an application by May 31, 2019. When the recipient returns from the Summit, full of great new ideas, he/she will share what they’ve learned with the Apra Metro DC community.

The Fine Print

Requirements: The application must clearly articulate the applicant's intended goal for attending the AASP Summit and link it to one or more competencies in Apra's Body of Knowledge. The applicant is required to certify in their application that they have their employer's approval to participate in the outlined activities and will be granted leave. Apra Metro DC will not reimburse the recipient for unpaid time off. The recipient will be required to write an article summarizing his/her experience and relate it to the Apra Body of Knowledge to the Apra Metro DC community.

Payment: The payment will be made directly to AASP, not to the chapter member. The payments will cover categories of expenses in the following order: registration, hotel, air or train fare, parking, gas, and mileage. Reimbursements will not be made for any food expenses. If planned activities exceed $1,250, the recipient will pay the excess.

Limitations: Should the recipient not fulfill his/her registration for any professional development opportunity, the chapter will seek a refund from the organization. If the funds are not recoverable, the Board of Directors will specify an alternate chapter member to attend the activity. If this is the first of multiple activities, the Board of Directors reserves the right to cancel future planned registrations. If the hosting organization postpones an activity, the recipient will make every effort to attend the makeup date. Exceptions will of course be made in instances of the hosting organization cancelling an activity, inclement weather, serious illness, or family emergencies.

Selection: The scholarship recipient will be selected by the Scholarship Committee. The Committee is comprised of volunteers from the Board of Directors. Committee members are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Daniel H. Greeley


The prospect development community and the Apra Metro DC family experienced a tremendous loss in April 2016. One of our board members, Daniel Greeley, passed away at the age of 29. He was the prospect researcher at the Land Trust Alliance and was a member of the board of American University's DC Young Alumni Chapter. Daniel was a driving force in our chapter and inspired many to volunteer with Apra. He was passionate about prospect development, his trips to nearly 100 national parks, being an American University Eagle, all things politics, his joy (and struggles!) as a first-time homeowner, and his family and beloved dog, Cinnamon.

We will greatly miss his friendship, encouragement, optimism, and determination. Some of you might have known Daniel from his work as the chair of the Prospect Research Track of the Curriculum Planning Committee for this year’s Prospect Development. He was so looking forward to attending and presenting at his first Prospect Development this year. Daniel was the author of the recent “Data Mining Political Giving: How to Read, Understand, and Use Political Giving Records in Prospect Research” cover story in Apra Connections, and had previously served as MARC Volunteer Co-Chair. Daniel had served as an Apra Metro DC board member since 2012, most recently as our Newsletter Chair.

In honor of Daniel’s contributions and impact on our chapter, the Apra Metro DC board of directors will award the Daniel H. Greeley Memorial Scholarship at our annual conference.

For those who want a clearer sense of Daniel’s character and unyielding spirit, one of his co-workers wrote a beautiful tribute to him.

Additionally, Daniel's family established The Daniel Greeley Memorial Scholarship Fund at American University.

Finally, if you'd like to support the Apra Metro DC Daniel H. Greeley Memorial Scholarship, you may donate here.