Cheryl Jackson
February 26, 2020
Arlington Hall at Turtle Creek Park
11:30 AM (check-in), 12-1 PM (lunch & program)

How I Got Oprah, and Other Words of Wisdom for Marketing Your Mission

Dr. Cheryl "Action" Jackson  will show us what's possible when we speak life to our dreams, claim what is ours and give to others, recounting the inspiring and hilarious stories of her unlikely encounters with extraordinary people, including Emmitt Smith, Will Smith and Oprah Winfrey. Her hard-won insights will motivate you to discover what in the world you are supposed to be doing with your life!
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Online/early bird registration closes February 19th. After that date pay onsite. New in 2020, discounted registration rates for Young Professionals age 30 and under!
Shawn Wills
Dear Friends,

It’s February and love is in the air! As we enter this month, which is generally associated with hearts, chocolates, flowers and proposals, let’s be mindful that love is the core sentiment behind fundraising.

Giving — whether it’s time, money, a hug, or encouraging words — is an act of love itself, and it comes from the heart. As fundraisers, we appreciate our donors, and it is why we jump for joy at every single “yes” … those that come quickly, as well as the ones that take a little extra time and effort. No matter how long it takes to secure a gift, keep your eyes focused on your organization’s mission and work, and be ready, because that yes is within your reach.

Our speaker this month can definitely attest to grinding it out. Dr. Cheryl “Action” Jackson went from being hungry herself to providing more than 7 million healthy meals, educational resources and red-carpet treatment to everyone who has walked through the doors of Minnie’s Food Pantry in Plano, which she founded more than a decade ago in honor of her late mother. “Minnie’s Food Pantry is a source of not only food, but encouragement and hope for all those we serve,” says Cheryl, who is now an author, speaker, TV host and successful social entrepreneur. Register here for our action-packed luncheon on February 26.

In the meantime, share some love with your fellow fundraisers — not just at our monthly luncheons but even more regularly. A little love goes a long way. 

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Very best regards,

Shawn Wills, CFRE
President, Greater Dallas AFP
Thanks to Our 2019-2020 Chapter Sponsor
Texas Capital Bank
Teamwork photo
  • Kathryn Allen, American Heart Association
  • Paul Ammons, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas
  • Shayleen Clay
  • Sara Craig, Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services
  • Charnella Derry, Beacon Hill Preparatory Institute
  • Hailey Gottardy
  • Laura Hayes
  • Leslie Hughes
  • Veronica Moreno, Cafe Momentum
  • Maria Pagano, Buckner International
  • Daniel Polk, North Texas Unitarian Universalist Congregations
  • Teresa Rivera
  • Karl S
  • Marzella Tyson, Meals on Wheels Collin County
  • John Ambra, Guidestone Financial Resources
  • Habib Loriot-Bettaieb, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Kelvin Brown, Housing Crisis Center, Inc.
  • Mary Brumbach, CFRE, DCCCD
  • Debra Burns, SPCA of Texas
  • Melissa Cameron, Sunwest Communications
  • Karen Cooperstein, Coop's Kids Foundation
  • Barbara Clark-Galupi, Creative Impact
  • Hannah Garcia, Sammons Center for the Arts
  • Don Garrett, Abilene Christian University
  • Jasmine Greeson, CASA of Collin County
  • Shirley Heitzman, Faith family Academy Charter Schools
  • Linda Johnson, LIFT Literacy Instruction for Texas
  • Kristina Jones, CFRE, Civil Air Patrol
  • Shari Markey, Pediplace
  • Holly Miori, CFRE, Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies
  • Niki McCuistion, Foundation for Responsible Television
  • Cody Meyers, North Texas Food Bank
  • Patricia Monfrey, CFRE
  • Deborah Montonen, CFRE, Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center
  • Andrea Statman, Legacy Senior Communities
  • Natalie Voigts, Dini Spheris
  • Missy Whisler, Dallas Arboretum
Brandi Wicker and Shawn Wills have both been recertified for their CFRE designation, congratulations!

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