Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter December 2021
In This Issue

  • President's Message
  • December Funder's Forum
  • Support AFP Now!
  • Opportunities for Fundraisers
  • Welcome (back!), new and renewing chapter members
  • Congratulations to new and renewing CFREs
President's Message
Paul Dunne
As we enter into the holiday season, I always get a little nostalgic as I remember performances of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. I have probably seen it over 100 times. You might not realize that this theme of giving to others runs through many of Dickens’ novels. In another of his works, he writes:

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

I know as development professionals, we can get caught up in percentages of return on our direct mail pieces or segmentation of our year-end appeals, or online giving strategies, and on and on.

Please try to remember how much your work is lightening the burdens of so many. When you are trying to make that deadline or becoming frustrated when things don't run as smoothly as you would like, give yourself some space to enjoy the amazing work you and your organizations do to better the Greater Dallas community. 

Thank you for allowing me the privilege to serve this year.
Paul Dunne, CFRE
Greater Dallas AFP President 2021
December Program: Funders' Forum
Joint Program with Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners
Funder's Forum Breakfast Meeting

Friday, December 10, 2021
  • Registration & Networking 8-8:30 AM
  • Program 8:30-9:30 AM
University of Texas at Dallas
Davidson Auditorium, Naveen Jindal School of Management Building
800 W Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080

UT Dallas looks forward to hosting you on its campus. Please park in Parking Structure 1 and use a metered spot. Click HERE for a map of the campus.

Light breakfast & coffee will be served

The Greater Dallas AFP goes behind the curtain for its 2021 Funders' Forum. What motivates funders to give? How can we work with funders in these changing times? Come hear from local funders and philanthropists and hear from different perspectives. 

  • Thanh Hoang, PhD student in the Public and Nonprofit Management Program at UT Dallas, moderator 
  • Holley Caldwell, president of the board of directors of BvB Dallas, a non-profit organization that brings young-professionals together to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's disease research and support organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area 
  • Asif Effendi, board member for the Karbala Center for Humanity at UT Dallas School of Arts & Humanities 
  • Venise Stuart, community volunteer and president of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League 
  • Travis Nolan, president of ADROIT Origami and volunteer fundraiser for Paper for Water, a non-profit organization that raises money for water projects in developing countries 
  • Kezia Stegemoeller, senior director of donor engagement at The Dallas Foundation
SPECIAL TIME AND LOCATION FOR DECEMBER at the University of Texas at Dallas. Both members and non-members are welcome. Discounted rate for emerging professionals age 30 available.

Learn more and Register now!
Support Your Chapter Through AFP Now!
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You can invest in the important work that our profession engages in every day by supporting our annual AFP Now! Campaign. 70% of your gift supports the work of our chapter in providing educational opportunities and career support for development professionals through all stages of their career in fundraising, and 30% provides support for the AFP International Foundation. Donations to the Foundation go toward funding the four pillars of AFP's Case for Support — Leadership, Ethics, Research, and IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access).

Make your gift today, and thank you!
Opportunities for Fundraisers
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
2021 Charity Outreach Presentation
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) which for over 60 years has been the federal workplace giving platform is conducting an online Zoom charity introduction to the upcoming 2021 campaign and its admission application training. It is offering this free session exclusively for AFP members and guests, chapters, and potential CFC charities.

Included in this session: 
1. Improved benefits of CFC participation and its reconfiguration
2. Why and how non-profits have been successful in the campaigns
3. The online admissions process and features of the central campaign system
4. The new lowered costs for application fee

Date: Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021
Time: 12pm – 1:00pm EST
Register HERE for the Zoom Meeting
Welcome, New Members!
Teamwork photo
  • Kimberly Brady, Rainbow Days, Inc.
  • Claire Collins
  • Ashley Cook
  • Hailey Dewolfe, NAMI North Texas
  • Christian Staley, Mission Allies
Thanks to Our Renewing Members
  • Courtney Bagot, North Texas Food Bank
  • Marcus Baker, North Texas Food Bank
  • Nicole Bursey, North Texas Food Bank
  • Kiana Cornish, Dallas Leadership Foundation
  • Erin Fincher, CFRE, North Texas Food Bank
  • R. Michael George, CFRE, The Catholic Foundation
  • John Jenkins, North Texas Food Bank
  • Teressa Jimenez
  • Diana Kao, North Texas Food Bank
  • Barbara McColm, McColm and Associates
  • Holly Hull Miori, Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies
  • Virginia Mudge, EarthX
  • Alicia Peoples
  • Zahra Coburn Perez, North Texas Food Bank
  • Rebeca Rhule
  • Jami Ritter, Mission Allies
  • Tony Smercina, Catholic Extension
  • Susan Sutherland, Sky Ranches, inc.
  • Ashley Watkins, North Texas Food Bank
  • Katherine Weaver, North Texas Food Bank
New and Recertifying CFREs
Congratulations to Stephanie Brigger, CFRE, who has recently recertified!

If you've earned your CFRE or been recertified recently and want to share the great news, let us know!