Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter February 2022
In This Issue

  • President's Message
  • February Educational Program
  • 2022 NPD Award Nominations are Open
  • Meet Our 2022 Chamberlain Scholar
  • Opportunities for Fundraisers
  • IUPUI Fund Raising School Scholarship Recipients
  • Welcome (back!), new and renewing chapter members
  • Congratulations to new and renewing CFREs
President's Message
“Stick with Love, Hate is too great of a burden to bear.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

February includes celebrations and reflections for Lunar New Year, Valentine’s Day and Black History Month. Philanthropy permeates through these observances, spreading love and awareness of humanity. Love of mankind can be one of the most powerful feelings we get to experience. 

As fundraising professionals, we know better than anyone that giving gifts of “time, talent and treasure” help make life better for other people, animals and the environment. We also know the challenges that face our communities, and how to come together to solve those challenges, positioning to offer solutions. 

One way our chapter invites you to be a problem-solver is engaging with one (or more!) of our board committees. Several opportunities will be available later this month that will offer ways you can help make an impact, all while meeting new contacts and engaging with your fellow AFP members and colleagues. Please look forward to the committee sign up coming soon!
With love and gratitude,
Christina Moore-Salinas, CFRE
President, Greater Dallas Chapter AFP
February Program
February 23, 2022 Program IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL
"Engaging Your Board"
The best boards are those that add significant value to their organizations and help take their mission to new heights. Successful boards engage in future-thinking issues and processes centered on the work of the organization and those who the mission benefits. Increase the synergy between all your board members by prioritizing the board member experience and striking a balance of fiduciary, strategic and generative conversations to elevate mission impact.
Pam Cannell has played an active role in the nonprofit community for over 25 years. As President and CEO of BoardBuild, Pam leads efforts to strengthen communities by training and matching emerging and established leaders with qualified nonprofit boards. She is passionate about creating opportunity through collaboration, demonstrating her commitment as a board member and officer of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, founder and board member of the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition, and a Trustee of the Garrett Family Preserve. Her work has been published in NonprofitPRO, Philanthropy News Digest, Inside Charity, and other industry publications.
Michelle Riddell is co-founder and CEO of the Something Good Consulting Group, helping businesses and nonprofit organizations tackle social issues by creating shared value and positive change. She was previously a corporate officer and vice president of strategic communications and community investment with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. Michelle serves several non-profits that advance public health and educational initiatives, including the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Social Venture Partners of Dallas, Out Teach and It’s Time Texas. She is a member of the Dallas Chapter of Conscious Capitalism, The University of Texas at Dallas Institute of Excellence in Corporate Governance and the Great Girls Network.
WE ARE IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL FOR FEBRUARY 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!
2022 NPD Awards Nominations are Open
National Philanthropy Day celebrates the great contributions that philanthropy and those who work in the philanthropic process make to our community. The Greater Dallas Chapter of AFP was among the first to begin celebrating National Philanthropy Day. Today, our celebrations and luncheons regularly involve hundreds of AFP members and community leaders. 

The deadline is Monday, April 11, 2022 to nominate those in our community who exemplify commitment, dedication and talent toward helping their neighbors. 

Click here to read "Tips for Submitting a Successful Nomination."

Then click here for more information and to complete the 2022 online nomination process.

Click here to view a list of past award honorees. 
Meet Our 2022 Chamberlain Scholar!
Danielle Davila will be representing the Greater Dallas Chapter AFP as our 2022 Chamberlain Scholar at the 2022 AFP ICON Virtual Conference in Las Vegas.

Dani is director of donor relations at Evergreen Life Services, in Dallas. "The knowledge I bring back will help me to continue making an impact at ELS and our community." This will be Dani's first AFP ICON experience.

The Ralph Chamberlain Scholarship provides a complimentary registration for members of AFP chapters across the country to attend the annual AFP ICON event hosted by AFP Global.
Opportunities for Fundraisers
RSVP Deadline Wednesday, February 2, 2022 by 5 PM

WHAT: Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners Meeting
WHEN: February 8, 2022, 12 - 1 PM
WHERE: Virtual

Greater Dallas AFP members attend at Dallas CGP member rate!
PROGRAM: Integrating the Message of Gift Planning
PRESENTER: Nicola Lawrence, CFRE® CAP®, Director of Legacy and Gift Planning for Children’s Health

Call for Diversity Scholarship Applications: Have you always wanted to learn more about charitable estate planning but didn’t know where to turn or have the budget? Apply for the Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners Diversity Scholarship. Please share with your colleagues. The deadline is March 1, 2022. Click HERE for details.
IUPUI Fund Raising School Scholarships
Thanks to a generous opportunity made possible by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, these Greater Dallas Chapter members applied for and received complimentary registrations to attend the "Principles & Techniques of Fundraising Class" this spring as part of the 2022 course schedule of the IUPUI Fund Raising School: Jana Haigood, Tonya Johnson, Lauren Vaughan,
Ashley Watkins, and Colbi White.
Welcome, New Members
Teamwork photo
  • Samara Bezner, Junior Achievement of Dallas
  • Brittany Brady, Lumin Education
  • Ragan Breiter, Children's Advocacy Center for North Texas
  • Rebecca Darrouzet, Dallas Center for Photography
  • Inyang Ebong-Harstrup, The Foundation for Tomorrow
  • Savannah Espiritu, Educational First Steps
  • Wanda Gass, Design Connect Connect
  • Zainab Hameed
  • Kate Hudson
  • Kate Lynass, Children's Advocacy Center for North Texas
  • Amanda Rainey, SPCA of Dallas
  • Lori Ricker, Ricker Dynamics
  • Katie Sauce, Southwest Transplant Alliance
  • Kelly Singleton, Treasured Vessels Foundation
  • Lauren Vaughan, Junior Achievement of Dallas
  • Mackenzie Wright
Thanks to Our Renewing Members
  • Mimi Bishop, Girls Inc of Metropolitan Dallas
  • Stephanie Brigger, CFRE, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
  • Kim Bryan, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
  • Brad Cecil, Brad Cecil & Associates
  • Jill Cumnock, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas
  • Roslyn Dawson-Thompson, Texas Women's Foundation
  • Habib Loriot-Bettaieb
  • Don Garrett, Abilene Christian University
  • Milton Key, Haggai International
  • Sharon King
  • Shari Markey, Pediplace
  • Deborah Montonen, CFRE, Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center
  • Maria Pagano, Buckner International
  • Jaymie Pedigo, The Heritage Guild of Collin County
  • Michelle Rocha, Children's Advocacy Center for North Texas
  • Michelle Romanczukiewicz
  • Carole Rylander, CFRE, Rylander Associates
  • Natalie Voigts, Mission Advancement
  • Trisha Watson, TD Jakes Foundation
  • Michael Whiteside, DFW Humane Society
  • Jamie Winholtz
New and Recertifying CFREs
Congratulations to David Shallenberger, CFRE, who recently earned his CFRE certification!

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