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Fort Worth Metro Chapter Newsletter

October Chapter Meeting & Luncheon

Monday, October 10, 2016
11:30am - 1:00pm
The Fort Worth Club
12th Floor
306 West Seventh Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Program Title: 
Customer Retention
What lessons can we learn about customer retention from the FOR-profit world?

Panel Presentation Including: 
Brian Collins
Brian Collins founded Cendera Funding in 1998. He currently serves as President and CEO and is responsible for the overall growth, direction and strategic vision of the Organization. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of their sister company Cendera Bank which is a full service national FDIC insured bank operating out of four locations in the North Texas area. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association. He has 3 sons and has been married to his bride Gina for 18 years.

Amber Holmes
Amber Holmes started her most recent career at Sedona in October of 2014 as the Operations Manager of Sedona Productions. Previously in 2011 until 2013 Amber was an integral part of the team serving as Consultant and Bar Manager. During her year sabbatical from Sedona, she served as the Managing Director of the Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas. Her extensive experience includes Assistant Club Manager at City Club and Fine Dining Manager for Michael Anthony's in Southlake. Amber's first experiences in the hospitality industry began at 18 when she was hired by Delta Air Lines cleaning airplanes, moving into the Delta office and then finally as a Flight Attendant. Her 20 years at Delta shaped Amber's hospitality mindset, customer service, compassion and empathy which are all at the forefront of her strategies and decisions. She and her husband have two sons and a coop full of chickens.

Carley Moore
Embarking on her 7th year as a Fort Worth real estate agent, Carley Moore has racked up countless awards and accolades. She was recently named one of 2016 Fort Worth Business' 40 Under 40. She has also earned recognition as the No. 1 Individual Top Producer for Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Fort Worth as well as the No. 1 top producer three years in a row at her former firms. She was also named one of D Magazine's Best Real Estate Agents in 2016.  Carley's real estate career has been successful due to her passion for customer service, strong financial background and good old fashioned hard work ethic. Her slogan, "Passionate Service. Exceptional Results." sums up the way she approaches each transaction while taking the best care of her clients. She has since helped clients buy and sell homes in every county in Dallas-Fort Worth, developing expertise in urban condos, historic and luxury homes. (click here for more)

Katherine Curtis, CFRE
President's Message

October 2016
We are excited about the final plans to wrap up this amazing year. On October 10, we will host an extraordinary panel of individuals from for-profit companies to hear what we can learn from their perspective.
Our October meeting also serves as our annual meeting, where we, as members of AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter, vote on the 2017 slate of officers. Thank you to the committee on directorship for taking on the task of selecting and placing the best people in each role to continue the success of our association.
If you haven't done so already, reserve your table or seat today for our National Philanthropy Day Luncheon on November 17. After September 30, the ticket prices go up. This annual event is a wonderful wa y to honor that special philanthropist for your organization.
I look forward to seeing you all October 10 at the Fort Worth Club and in November at Cendera Center.

Katherine Curtis, CFRE
Girls Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains
Have you been in the fundraising profession for 0-4 years? Do you want to sharpen your skills and network with your fundraising peers? Then join us for the Fundamentals of Fundraising 2-day intensive course on Oct 6-7, 2016 at CitySquare's Opportunity Center. Featuring an amazing faculty of highly experienced fundraisers and co-hosted by the Fort Worth and Dallas chapters of AFP, you don't want to miss this opportunity!
For more info and to apply, 
PPP 2016-2017 Speaker Series

PPP Lone Star Council has released their 2016-2017 schedule of programs, featuring national and local speakers on a variety of planned giving topics

For more information, visit
DFW Philanthropy Conference 
Planning Committee
We are currently seeking Fort Worth Chairs for the
Registration, Guest Relations and  Scholarship committees although volunteers on every committee are needed and encouraged to participate!   Click Here to see the framework for the planning committee.

The committee kickoff was  September 15, 2016 at Texas Health Resources in Arlington and subsequent meetings will be held on the third Thursday of each month from October-April (participation may be in person in Arlington or via teleconference).

The conference date is May 19, 2017 at the Irving Convention Center...keynote is world renown speaker Tom Ahern. Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate.  Please contact me if you are interested in being a part of this fantastic event!

With appreciation,

Cathy Neece Brown | 817-877-1199, x140
New!!!  Member's Benefit - Job Postings 
-Head of Museum Advancement
Fort Worth, TX  

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November 17, 2016
11:30am - 1:00pm
Cendera Center

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*If you would like to join the NPD planning committee, please contact Karen Derrick or Erin Wescott at
Members Benefit Reminder
Don't forget that one of the benefits of being a member of our chapter is that each month you have the opportunity to attend a fantastic educational session with a great lunch for only $20.   Our chapter underwrites the luncheons so you don't pay the full cost.
  If you are not a member or you have let your membership lapse the price is $35.  If you bring a guest - and we hope you do! - their price is also $35.

If yo u need to renew your membership, it's quick and easy to do online at : Go to "Join AFP" on the left side and under that you will see
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If you have any questions about AFP or your members benefits, you can reach Kristie Gibson, Director of Retention, at (817)922-7714 or by email.
Special Recognition
In recognition of valued participation in the AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter, we are grateful to the following for their membership and longstanding commitment to a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life.

Patricia Miller, CFRE
25 Years
Welcome To Our New Members
So glad you have joined us! Let us know what we can do for you - that's why we're here!!!

Mr. Cliff Vanderpool
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Important Dates

10/6-7/16 -

11/17/16 -

12/12/16 - 
December Members Luncheon

*For a list of 2016 Program Dates and Titles, CLICK HERE
2016 AFP Web/Audio Conferences
AFP 2016 Webinars are offered in partnership with CNM Connect - West Campus.  
Sessions are available at $10 for AFP members, $15 for non-members.  Use discount code "fwafp" at check-out.    

CNM Connect - West Campus
2701 W. Berry Street, Ft. Worth 

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
-AFP Webinar and Brown Bag Lunch:  Feel free to come a little early to network.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
"Cold Calling and Prospecting for Development Officers"
- Armando Zumaya

Questions? Contact Monique Waggoner at
One of the great benefits of membership in AFP it the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals through the Mentor-Mentee Program. 
These personal matches help form relationships that are lasting.
For those interested in being matched with an AFP Mentor, please c lick on  this link  and complete the mentoring form, and email it back to AFP Office.  Matches will be made as soon as possible depending on need and availability.

If you're an experienced professional and would like to become a mentor, please let  Lauren Harris  know and she'll get you matched!

2016 AFP Fort Worth Chapter Scholarships

Don't forget about the multiple scholarships our chapter has to offer!  For a complete listing, click here.

Contact Lisa Brown at:

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