Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter April 2022
In This Issue

  • President's Message
  • April Educational Program
  • My AFP Now! Story
  • AFP Virtual Lobby Week
  • Don't Forget Your $100 Credit!
  • AFP Global Affinity Group Sessions
  • Opportunities for Fundraisers
  • Welcome (back!), new and renewing chapter members
  • Congratulations to new and renewing CFREs
President's Message
“But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It's hard work that makes things happen. It's hard work that creates change."
– Shonda Rhimes
Dear Friends,

Time to hang up the heavy coats and head outdoors to enjoy warmer weather and take in some much-needed vitamin D. Spring is here and I’m excited to share our latest news and announcements with you!  
Congratulations to our chapter for once again receiving the Ten Star Gold and IDEA Champion designations from AFP Global! Only one-third of all AFP chapters earn the Ten Star Gold designation, and the Greater Dallas Chapter belongs to that select group. Congratulations to our members, sponsors and donors for all you did to make this outstanding honor for our chapter possible!

Our annual AFP Now! Campaign kicks off this month. Read a testimonial from one of our past scholarship recipients in this newsletter. Thanks to your generosity Erin was able to attend AFP’s 2016 Global conference. We understand you have already made a significant investment by being a chapter member, and that your gift to AFP Now! is above and beyond your already stalwart support. Seventy-percent of your gift to AFP Now! stays right here in support of our chapter's scholarships and programs, and 30% is a contribution to the AFP Foundation's "Be The Cause" campaign. Every gift makes a difference, and every gift helps to provide a strong professional network we can all access for support. Please consider a contribution to AFP Now! today.
I am very excited about the AFP ICON in Las Vegas next month. For those who will be attending the annual AFP Global conference, please email me at so we can connect before we go. 
The deadline is fast approaching to submit National Philanthropy Day award nominations. If you work with outstanding youth, philanthropists, volunteers, corporate partners or foundations, please honor them by filling out a nomination form. What better way to recognize and steward your most important constituents? Hurry...the deadline for nominations is April 11th!
You won’t want to miss out on the 2022 in-person DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference, Thursday and Friday, June 16th & 17th at the Irving Convention Center. If you have not already done so, register today.

I’m excited to bring another dynamic speaker and amazing nonprofit leader to our program line up this year. Register today and join us on April 27th to hear from Byron Sanders, CEO at Big Thought. In-person and virtual options are available.
Have an amazing spring and remember to stay plugged into AFP Dallas to recharge your fundraising energy for the rest of the year.
Christina Moore-Salinas, CFRE
President, Greater Dallas Chapter AFP
April Program
"Youth Agency - Its Power and What It Really Takes"
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
  • 11:30 AM Networking
  • 12-1 PM Luncheon Program
WE ARE IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL FOR APRIL at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. Members and non-members are welcome. Discounted rates for emerging professionals age 30 and under available.

Learn more and Register now!
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: As president and CEO of Big Thought, Byron Sanders is a committed advocate for education, economic development and creating equitable communities. Byron received the 2014 Dallas Business Journal’s Minority Business Leaders Award and was recognized in its “40 Under 40” awards. In 2020, he was the journal’s Most Inspiring Leader Award honoree. In 2017, he was named a Presidential Leadership Scholar and in 2020, Byron became the first person of color to receive the CASEL O’Brien Award for Excellence in Expanding the Evidence-Based Practice of Social and Emotional Learning. A TEDx speaker, he has also received The Dallas Foundation’s Good Works Under 40 Award, the Parkland Foundation’s Community First Award, the NAACP Juanita Craft Award, and the Innovator in Education Award from the Alcuin School. Locally, he serves as a board member with For Oak Cliff, CitySquare, ChildCareGroup, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Mavericks Advisory Council, Trinity Park Conservancy, and the Getting Smart Advisory Board. He is also on the United Way’s Community Impact Council.
Byron is an alum of The University of Tulsa and serves on the institution’s Board of Trustees.
My AFP Now! Story
I was a 2016 AFP Chamberlin Scholarship recipient, and this allowed me to attend my first AFP Conference in Boston. The presentations I attended and the knowledge I absorbed, the networking opportunities and sense of camaraderie, and the confidence boost in my career trajectory made this an unforgettable experience. 

I was impressed with the caliber of speakers, including Kofi Annan (former Secretary General of the UN) and Shiza Sahid, who is the co-founder of the Malala Fund and successful entrepreneur. Each of them energized the room and left us all feeling inspired. I will always remember the electricity and excitement I felt attending this conference and the formative experience this was.
If you are looking for a career boost or ways to explore every avenue of fundraising and the roles you can have within this industry, I highly recommend applying for the Chamberlin Scholarship and attending a conference. 
I am so grateful to the AFP Dallas Chapter for awarding me this scholarship, which affirmed my passion for professional fundraising and commitment to the field. I would not be where I am today without the support of these chapter members.

Erin Jines
Director of Leadership and Affinity Giving, SMU
AFP Virtual Lobby Week May 23-27
The Greater Dallas Chapter is preparing for AFP’s second annual Chapter Lobby Week, May 23-27, 2022.
During the week, we will virtually visit with at least one member of Congress and/or their staff during the week of May 23-27. AFP is asking chapters to discuss our two key legislative priorities: extension of the universal charitable deduction and passage of the IRA Legacy Act, which addresses changes to the Charitable IRA Rollover provision.

Planning Call #1 When: April 20, 2022, 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Click HERE to register in advance for this meeting.

Planning Call #2  When: May 10, 2022, 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Click HERE to register in advance for this meeting.
Don't Forget Your $100 Credit!
New for 2022, all AFP professional, young professional and small nonprofit organizational members receive a $100 credit good for premium webinars, select e-courses (including the Fundamentals of Fundraising), or conference recordings through the AFP Blue Sky/Path Learning Management System (LMS).
Learn more at
AFP Global Affinity Group Sessions
Register here for an upcoming AFP Global Virtual Affinity Group Session. This platform gives AFP members the opportunity to have thoughtful and open conversations with like-minded fundraising professionals.
Opportunities for Fundraisers
RSVP Deadline Wednesday, April 6, 2022 by 5 PM

WHAT: Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners Meeting
WHEN: April 12, 2022, 12-1 PM
WHERE: The Catholic Foundation

Greater Dallas AFP members attend at Dallas CGP member rate!
PROGRAM: Marketing Funnels - from Marketing to Gift Conversion
PRESENTERS: Andy Ragone and Jill Rode

Welcome, New Members
Teamwork photo
  • Mary Lynn Amoyo, Year Up
  • Jonathan Bucklew
  • Alana Buenrostro, World Affairs Council DFW
  • Marcus Cunningham
  • Dawn Galasso, Giving DNA
  • Forrest Goings
  • Alejandra Lopez
  • Cameron O'Bannon, World Affairs Council DFW
  • Sarah Piellucci
  • Sonya Radtke
  • Rebecca Gregory Segovia, Giving DNA
  • Stephan Tarpley, Bank of America
  • Candace Thompson
Thanks to Our Renewing Members
  • Carol Bieler, Children's Medical Center Foundation
  • Devon Briggs, Children's Medical Center Foundation
  • Bruce Butler, Union Gospel Mission Dallas
  • Barbara Clark-Galupi, CFRM, Creative Impact
  • Nicholas Colletti, Texas Trees Foundation
  • Howard Craig, Stewards 4 Life
  • Zach Davis, Sparrow Advisors
  • John Drake, FAHP, CFRE, Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation
  • Ashley Faye, Refugee Services of Texas
  • Mary Freeman, CFRE
  • Diana Hamilton
  • Leona Harder, North Dallas Adventist Academy
  • Carolyn Hays, National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Shirley Heitzman, EdD, Faith Family Academy Charter Schools
  • Victoria Hobbs, CFRE, Prism Health North Texas
  • Linda Johnson, LIFT
  • Tonya Johnson, Union Gospel Mission
  • Emily Kettlewell, SPARK!
  • Diana Marquis, DMGroup Consulting
  • Kiriakis Newman, Union Gospel Mission Dallas
  • Susan Read
  • Amanda Ryan-Smith, CFRE, The Trevor Project
  • Luanne Samuel, CFRE
  • Amanda Tostrud, CFRE, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Marzella Tyson, Meals On Wheels Collin County
  • Akilah Wallace, Big Thought
  • Nikki West, Junior Achievement of Dallas
  • Shawn Wills, CFRE, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
New and Recertifying CFREs
If you've earned your CFRE or been recertified recently and want to share the great news, let us know!