January 2016 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

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January 27, 2016 Luncheon 
Kendra Scott

esigner, CEO and philanthropist Kendra Scott started her company in 2002 with only $50  and just three months after her first son was born. Going door to door at boutiques armed with only a tea box full of her jewelry, Kendr a wowed potential customers with her infectious personality and unique eye for des ig n.  Today, the company continues to design and operate out of Austin, TX with a focus on Family, Fashion & Philanthropy. In the past 12 months, the company donated $1M and 50,000 pieces of jewelry while working with over 1,000 local and national organizations.

Judy Wright
Judy Wright, President
2016 Greater Dallas AFP
President's Message

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here's to a fantastic 2016 filled with exciting programs, professional development, networking and events.  The chapter board and committee members have been hard at work preparing for the year. January is starting out with a bang! Besides our luncheon program with Kendra Scott on January 27th, make your reservations to join us at following:  
Thursday, January 14th at Scottish Rite Hospital, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, " Things That Make You Go Hmm..." for Young Professionals or fundraisers with five years or less experience. Seating is limited!
Tuesday, January 19th, 5 - 8 pm, " Kendra Gives Back Party," a fun shopping event with 20% of sales benefiting our chapter. Bring all your fiends, family and colleagues.
Back by popular demand, purchase your 2016 Professional Development Subscription by January 31st, it includes 8 luncheon programs and five webinars at a discounted rate. 
In closing, I want to give kudos to all the incredible accomplishments of the 2015 chapter board and committee members led by Diana Marquis. And the 30th anniversary National Philanthropy Day Luncheon in November was a huge success. This smashing event, led by 2015 chair  Sarah Elliott and her committee, raised over $87,000 to support programs and professional development for our chapter.
Hope to see you often at our meetings and events.  Here's to an outstanding 2016!
Judy Wright
2016 President AFP Greater Dallas Chapter 
Jerold Panas
Keynote Speaker Jerold Panas
2016 DFW Philanthropy
in Action Conference

...comes early this year, May 6, 2016, so save the date! Registration is open now. Keynote speaker Jerold Panas, one of the nation's most highly regarded firms in the field of campaign services and financial resource development, will explore 27 areas of fundraising and philanthropy that will change dramatically in the next three years. The deadline to submit your own proposal to present is January 8th.
In the News

The deadline to apply for a North Texas Chapter of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning's George L. Wolff Memorial Scholarship is January 15, 2016, click here to learn more. Greater Dallas Chapter AFP members can register to attend the North Texas Chapter PPP programs at the member rate. 

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