Our Instructors

Emily Kahn | Jennifer Filla | Susan Shebar Fioribello

Emily Kahn


I’m Emily Kahn. I have been researching high net worth individuals for nearly nine years. Since 2015, I have been an Associate Director of Prospect Development with Drexel University. Previously, I was a Prospect Research Specialist with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Foundation. Prior to becoming a prospect researcher, I worked as a Market Data Analyst for the Philadelphia Stock Exchange.

I am a former Director of APRA-Maryland. I hold a BA in mathematics from Hood College. I’ve studied actuarial science, and I passed the Society of Actuaries’ Exam FM (Financial Mathematics). I have presented at several conferences, including APRA’s MARC. I enjoy giving back and sharing my knowledge and experience with others in the field!

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301 788 3013

Jennifer Filla

Filla0001_sqI’m Jennifer Fillla, a Prospect Researcher and Fundraiser at Aspire Research Group LLC and co-author of Prospect Research for Fundraisers: The Essential Handbook, part of the AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series. I have been a member of AFP and APRA for more than ten years.

For more than five years I have been speaking and presenting at AFP and APRA meetings and conferences. The demand for clear instruction that can be applied immediately at the fundraising office led me to launch the Prospect Research Institute. I look forward to learning with you!

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 727 202 3405 x700

Susan Shebar Fioribello

SusanShebarHeadshot6.1.16I’m Susan Shebar Fioribello. I have over 20 years of experience in the field of prospect research with a special focus on the nonprofit community. I am currently president and founder of Pear Research Group. Previously, I was the Director of Services at LIU, and the Director of Advancement Services at the National Audubon Society, NYC. Prior to that, I conducted Program Evaluations at the Institute for Student Achievement.

 I am a former Director of APRA-Greater NY and former board member of the South Shore Child Guidance Association, NY. I hold a B.A. in psychology from Brandeis University, an M.A. in general/experimental psychology from LIU Post and am earning my Ph.D. (a.b.d) in Library and Information Studies at LIU Post.

I have presented at numerous conferences including APRA and AFP and continue to serve as an Instructor at Hofstra University.

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