December 2017 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

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Thanks to Our 2017-2018
Chapter Sponsor
2017 Greater Dallas Chapter Holiday Luncheon
An Intimate Conversation with Our 2017 National Philanthropy Day 
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, Corporation and Youth in Philanthropy
If you have not already done so, reserve your place today for our December 8th luncheon. It will be a special opportunity to get to know some of these amazing philanthropists. This is a chance to hear directly from them about what motivates them to give back and tips they have for finding champions like them for your organization. Seating is limited.
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Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Lynn McBee has committed her time and philanthropy to benefit TACA, Dallas Historical Society, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Tocqueville Society, Dallas Film Society, SMU Dedman College, The Bridge Homeless Shelter, Children's Medical Center Foundation, After School All Stars, The Trinity Trust, and many more organizations. She is chair-elect of the Dallas Opera Board and CEO of the Young Women's Preparatory Network. Ms. McBee has received the Texas Trailblazer Award, the "Rising Star" Award from The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas, the "Each Moment Matters" Award from the Presbyterian Foundation, the "Hero Award" from Leadership Dallas; the "Real Women, Real Girls" Award from Community Partners of Dallas and the "Distinguished Woman Award" from Northwood University.

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Outstanding Corporation Neiman Marcus has been dedicated to serving causes in communities across the U.S.for more than 110 years. With a focus on youth arts education through the HeART of Neiman Marcus program, $6.7 million has been provided to nonprofits providing youth arts education. Neiman Marcus also supports disaster relief, works closely with DISD's Herbert Marcus Elementary School and is a sponsor of North Texas Giving Day. Through their charitable funds managed by CFT, Neiman's has granted over $15 million since 2008. Associates of Neiman's are encouraged to participate in the All Heart Associate Giving Campaign, with donations totaling over $3.3 million to date.
Micah Pinson
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Micah Pinson, age 13, has conducted toy drives for the past six years benefitting children treated at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas. As a patient at TSRH, he learned that toys are an important part of the hospital's therapeutic care plan for children. So Micah enlisted the help of other students, corporations and volunteers to organize drives that have brought in more than 25,000 toys. In May, 2017, Micah was honored as the Texas Middle Level State Recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. He has also received the First Lady's Rising Star Award from the Texas Governor and his wife. Micah is expanding his commitment to community service by founding a nonprofit called "Helping Hands One Step at a Time," dedicated to giving back to those in need across Texas and beyond.
Moderator Scott Murray is Chairman and CEO of Murray Media, a nationally respected, award-winning, video production and event A/V company. Their work has been seen around the globe, appearing on such networks as NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, ESPN, CNN, HBO, MSNBC and The History Channel. The executive management team at Murray Media has been at the forefront of the broadcast/media/live event/video production business for decades and is most proud of both the relationships it has built and its reputation in the community and across the country.

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Online registration closes on December 5th at 10 PM or when space sells out, whichever comes first.  After that date, register by fax, mail or email using the downloadable registration form, subject to space available.
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President's Message

Mary Freeman
Hello, Friends,
Thank you for supporting our chapter this year. Whether you are involved to connect with fellow fundraisers, learn from inspiring leaders, or give back to your community through committee service, we thank you for making the Greater Dallas Chapter one of the strongest and most engaged in the world. I look forward to continuing to be inspired by your leadership in our community!
I wish to convey special thanks to Meagan Burton and her stellar committee for a very successful National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon. We continue to celebrate those who tirelessly provide resources to help overcome complex needs in our community. Please join us for a special holiday luncheon featuring a panel discussion from three of our awardees. This is your opportunity to hear from Lynn McBee, 2017 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, Micah Pinson, 2017 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, and Kevin Hurst representing Neiman Marcus, 2017 Outstanding Corporation. Seating is limited, have you made your H oliday Luncheon reservations?
WShat a wonderful gift it has been to serve as your president this year. Your Greater Dallas AFP Board is one of the most dedicated and talented I have ever been privileged to serve alongside. If you're not already involved in committee or board service, we invite you to consider being a part of our team. I promise it will be a truly rewarding experience. You will build lasting friendships that inspire you to be a better you and provide comfort during challenging situations. Our incoming President, Sarah Elliot, would love to engage your talents on our team next year.
My prayer is that your hearts will be filled with bountiful blessings as we close an exciting year and enter a new season of inspired giving. Because of your efforts we are blessed to live in one of the most generous places on earth, Happy Holidays!
Mary Freeman, CFRE, President
Greater Dallas Chapter AFP

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News & Events

Tori Correll, CFRE is the new VP of Fund Development for Girl's Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas. Congratulations, Tori!

Sarah Elliott is the new VP of Development for Dallas AfterSchool. Congratulations, Sarah!

Karen Martin is the new Chief of Staff for the Community Council of Greater Dallas, congratulations, Karen!

Matthew Randazzo is the new president and CEO of the Dallas Foundation. Click here to read more. 

Click here for more information and to register for The ABCs of Grant Seeking on December 7, 2017, presenter by CNM Connect.

Click here for more information and to register for the Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners Legislative Update on December 12th with Steve Novak of The Blum Firm. 

The CNM Connect and SMU Leadership Certificate Program for New Executives and Senior Managers begins February 2018. Click here for more information and to apply.

Click here to register for the University of Texas at Dallas Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Governance program. Modules may be taken between September 7, 2017 and May 9, 2018, in any order.  

Click here for information and to register for the North Central Texas Council of Governments and Grant Writing USA's two-day grants workshop in Arlington, December 7-8, 2017. This training is for grant seekers across all disciplines. Learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.

The 2018 AFP San Antonio Conference is now scheduled for February 15th. 
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