Association of Fundraising Professionals -
Fort Worth Metro Chapter Newsletter

December Chapter Meeting & Luncheon

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

"Before giving, the mind of the giver is Happy ;
While giving, the mind of the giver is made Peaceful;
And having given, the mind of the giver is Uplifted."
- Buddha

Program Title: 
Presidential Fireside Chat

Please join us as we wrap our year with a casual conversation among friends.  Our December program will include remarks and Q&A from our current President, Katherine  Curtis, CFRE, and President-Elect, Pat Miller, CFRE, about the chapters plans for 2017 and beyond.

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
"Renew Membership"
You can also find helpful information here.

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.
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!!!

Mrs. Leslie C. Chalmers
Weatherford Christian School
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Mrs. Karen L. Aho
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Mrs. Susie Henning
Trinity Christian Academy
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Marcille Keeton
The WARM Place
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Mrs. Lana Kennedy
Cook Children's Health Foundation
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Ms. Sara A. Richardson
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
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!

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
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Important Dates

12/12/16 - 

01/09/17 -
January Members Luncheon

*For a list of 2016 Program Dates and Titles, CLICK HERE
NPD Photos
We invite you to
view all of the professional photos
taken at the recent 2016 Fort Worth National Philanthropy Day! 

*If you would like to join the NPD planning committee for 2017, please contact the chapter office at
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.

Melanie Corcoran
10 Years
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
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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