Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter January 2022
In This Issue

  • President's Message
  • January Educational Program, 2022 Professional Development Subscription available through January 31, 2022
  • Apply for 2022 Chamberlain Scholarship
  • Opportunities for Fundraisers
  • Welcome (back!), new and renewing chapter members
  • Congratulations to new and renewing CFREs
President's Message
New beginnings…
 “Strong com­mu­ni­ties are born out of indi­vid­u­als being their best selves.” - Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
It is an honor to serve as your 2022 AFP Greater Dallas President and I look forward to connecting with you this year to offer educational programs and networking events, share resources, and welcome suggestions for topics and speakers. Special appreciation and thanks to our 2021 Greater Dallas AFP Board and committee members led by Paul A. Dunne, CFRE. It has been a joy to serve alongside him and I am ever grateful for his friendship and counsel. The 2022 board of directors looks forward to advancing the work done last year and sharing our progress with you.
A new calendar year brings us many opportunities, while we are still cognizant of the challenges ahead. As professional fundraisers, we tackle challenges head on. Our work does not stop. Together, we remain hopeful and optimistic. We find new ways to navigate, new ideas to launch, and new strategies to implement.
The road ahead is promising and full of exciting challenges and new possibilities. We invite to you to build new relationships by getting engaged by attending monthly AFP events, including opportunities provided by our partners in philanthropy, the Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners.

We look forward to welcoming you to our first AFP Dallas Chapter educational program of the year on Wednedsday, January 26th. Click here to register for "Burnout, Retention, and Recruitment During Trying Times" with Michelle Baehl, Diversity Officer and Director for Development and External Affairs Staff Development at SMU. In light of the recent COVID surge, our meeting on January 26th will be VIRTUAL.
Wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous 2022!
Christina Moore-Salinas, CFRE
Greater Dallas AFP President 2022
Opportunities for Fundraisers
Free webinar for AFP Dallas Chapter Members
On Giving: Contemporary African American Philanthropy through the Lens of Madam C.J. Walker 

Speaker: Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman, Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies & Director of Undergraduate Programs at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Hosted by Skystone Partners.
Click HERE to register
January Program
January 26, 2022 Program
(January meeting will be VIRTUAL ONLY)
Burnout, Retention, and Recruitment During Trying Times With Michelle Baehl, Southern Methodist University
2022 Professional Development Subscription
Sign up today for the year!
Michelle Baehl joined SMU DEA in 2017. Her focus has been on recruitment/staffing, training, onboarding, the student internship program and overseeing the DEA Staff Advisory Committee. She arrived at SMU after a long career with academic medical centers and experience at a system level with a culturally diverse work force, serving all levels of staff and management. Previous work includes building an executive recruitment program at an academic medical center while working with the director of affirmative action for all recruitment.
WE ARE VIRTUAL FOR JANUARY. Both members and non-members are welcome. Discounted rates for emerging professionals age 30 and under available.
Learn more and Register now!
You Could Be a 2022 Chamberlain Scholar
Deadline to apply is January 20, 2022
The Ralph Chamberlain Scholarship provides a complimentary registration for a member of the Greater Dallas Chapter to attend the 2022 AFP ICON Virtual Conference in Las Vegas. Click here to download an application.
Opportunities for Fundraisers
RSVP Deadline Today, January 5, 2022 by 5 PM

WHAT: Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners Meeting
WHEN: JANUARY 11, 2022, 11:30 AM - 1 PM (box lunch provided)
WHERE: Virtual

Greater Dallas AFP members attend at Dallas CGP member rate!
PROGRAM: Bank of America High Net Worth Philanthropy Study "Decoding The Motivations and Strategies of High Capacity Philanthropists"
PRESENTER: Matt Laufman, Senior Vice Preseident and Philanthropic Strategist with Bank of America

Welcome, New Members
Teamwork photo
  • Brittany Brady, Lumin Education
  • Zainab Hameed
  • Amanda Rainey, SPCA of Texas
  • Kelly Singleton, Treasured Vessels Foundation
  • Evan White, Catapult
Thanks to Our Renewing Members
  • Stephanie Brigger, CFRE, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
  • Milton Key, Haggai International
  • Jaymie Pedigo, Heritage Guild of Collin County
  • Carole Rylander, CFRE, Rylander Associates
  • Katie Sauce, Southwest Transplant Alliance
  • Natalie Voigts, Mission Advancement
  • Evan White, Catapult Fundraising
New and Recertifying CFREs
Congratulations to Mary Freeman, 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!

Register for a free CFRE application process webinar on January 6, 2022 Ever wished someone could walk you step-by-step through the CFRE application process? Then don't miss CFRE International's free webinar January 6 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. CFRE International staff will give you an in-depth application overview and answer your questions live. The next deadline to apply is January 15, 2022.