|Tom Taylor II
Dear AFP of Eastern Oklahoma Chapter Professionals and Friends:
December invites reflection over our past year as well as gratitude for accomplishments that we have achieved both professionally and personally.
I want to extend my deepest gratitude for the hard work and contributions made to our Eastern Oklahoma Chapter this year by our AFP Board of Directors who have served as volunteers and stewards to our profession!
I need to extend a big thank you to Margaret Wish, our amazing part-time Chapter Administrator, for her hard work in keeping organized and on track. A huge thanks goes to our luncheon/breakfast speakers & panels, the NPD Committee & awardees, as well as to each of you for being members.
This month's luncheon promises to be a fun-filled experience to be held on Thursday, Dec. 10th at 11:30 a.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center. Please join me and your fellow fundraisers/friends to end this year's education series with a roundtable!
It has been a fantastic experience for me, and a wonderful year for our chapter as we celebrated being "Ten Star Gold" status for the first time as well as earning our first ever "Friends of Diversity & Inclusion" award. I hope you have enjoyed AFP of Eastern Oklahoma's offerings this year as we listen to your feedback. Please join me in 2016 when I transition to Past-President, to welcome our incoming President, Allison Walden, as she takes the lead in moving us forward for another successful year!
Tom A. Taylor, II
2015 President, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Eastern Oklahoma Chapter
Executive Director/CEO at Emergency Infant Services
AFP Conference Highlights
|National Philanthropy Day 2015
Outstanding Philanthropist: Kayla & Scott Vaughn
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Isaac Rocha
Outstanding Fundraising Professional: Lucky Lamons
Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Philanthropy:
Hannibal Johnson &
Tulsa Advocates for the Rights of Citizens with Development Disabilities, Inc. (TARC)
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy:
Spirit of Philanthropy Honorees
David & Tracy Kyle * Assistance League of Tulsa
Charles Strauser * Emeka Nnaka * Steffanie Bonner
Doug Thomas * Marlin Lavanhar
Tulsa's Young Professionals * Anna Bebermeyer
Page to view all the pictures!
Everything YOU always wanted to know about Development - brought to you by AFP Past Presidents
Pam Dose, Janet Gaskins, MS, CFRE
Lindsay Jordan, MNM, CFRE,
Lori Long, MHR, CFRE,
Join us for round table discussions on Board Development, Strategic Planning, Junior Boards, CFRE, and Donor Cultivation. You will have the opportunity to meet and talk with professionals from the Tulsa area about what interests you most. We will spend about 20 minutes at each table. Bring your questions, your ideas and an open mind - We can all learn from each other!
Thursday, December 10, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Tulsa Garden Center
2435 South Peoria
Last day to register is Monday, December 7th
** Please note, we will no longer be accepting payment at the door for pre-registered attendees. If you need to make payment arrangements please contact Margaret Wish, Chapter Administrator. Payment is REQUIRED for all same day registrations via check or cash. Credit Cards are NOT accepted at the door. **
Be the Cause of good things happening for our chapter!
Prize Drawing at the December 10th chapter lunch meeting! For everyone who gives to the Be the Cause campaign.
Prizes include gift cards and a free AFP luncheons for you or your guest. If you give by then your name will be included. Go directly to the Be the Cause online gift page:
Thanks to these members for your support of the AFP Foundation 2015 campaign:
Steffanie Bonner, Richard Boone, CFRE, Donna K. Brooks, Jane Dunbar, CFRE, Janice Edmiston, CFRE, Mary Ellen Evans-Opstein, Drew France, Susan Garcia, CFRE, Kimberly Goddard, Jean Ann Hankins, Nancy Hatfield, Carrie Vesely Henderson, CFRE, Gerri Inman, JD, South Tulsa Community House, Jocelyn S. McCarver, Brenda Michael-Haggard, CFRE, Chris Miller, CFRE, Toni Moore, Pamela D. Richardson, CFRE, Kelly Schneider, Suzy Sharp, CFRE, Taylor Shorb, MPA, Katherine R. Silvey, Kent Stroman, CFRE. Tish Stuart, CFRE, Melody Tangyunyong, Tom A. Taylor, II, Sandra Thornton, Marlo Duffy Turner, Allison B. Walden, Kyle Wilkes, Kelly J. Wilson, MA, and Kathy Wright.
We have raised $2,135 in gifts and pledges from 31 donors, and are approaching the threshold of $1,945 gifts + paid pledges, when the foundation will award our chapter at least 15% and possibly 25% for meeting performance goals.
Gerri Inman, JD and Tish Stuart, CFRE- Be the Cause Chairs
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors
NPD Presenting Partners
NPD Supporting Partner
Emergency Infant Services
The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges
Events and Development Coordinator
Volunteers of America
Oklahoma State University Foundation
Director of Development
Family & Children's Services
Assistant Director of Development
Northeastern State University
Market Development Coordinator
2015 Board of Directors
Tom Taylor, II
Immediate Past President
Tish Stuart, CFRE
Susan Garcia, CFRE
VP of Education
VP of Advancing Philanthropy
VP of Community Relations
VP of Member Services
VP of Government & Strategic Planning
Bartlesville Network Kathy Wright
Membership Recruiting & Retention Chair
Chris Miller, CFRE
Hayley St. John
Youth in Philanthropy Chair
Lindsay Jordan, MNM, CFRE