June 2016 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter


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June 15, 2016 Luncheon 

Brent Christopher joined Communities Foundation of Texas as president and CEO in August 2005. Previously, he held leadership roles for fund raising and administration at a university and at an academic pediatric medical center. He started his career by representing clients in legal professional liability and product liability litigation. He graduated from the University of Texas Law School after earning a master's degree in politics at the University of Nottingham, England, and a bachelor of business administration degree in public administration and economics from Baylor University. This summer he will  succeed the retiring Kern Wildenthal as president of the Children's Medical Center Foundation.

Click here to register  if you have not already done so! Just a few seats left!
Judy Wright
Judy Wright, President
2016 Greater Dallas AFP
President's Message

Dear Members and Friends,

Summertime is here! What a GREAT first five months of the year.  Our programs have been outstanding - record breaking attendance at the monthly luncheons...informative Young Professionals programs...our first satellite program in Plano...an excellent Executive Conversation...and invaluable Mentor/Mentee networking. Kudos to Tara Dunn, Stephanie Brigger, Kat Watson, Alicia Peoples, Mary Kardell and Meagan Burton for providing leadership for these programs.
 
A major thank you to Larry Bisno, Chair, and Jane Costello, Co-Chair, for a very successful 2016 DFW Philanthropy Conference. What a fabulous opportunity for fundraisers in North Texas and beyond to participate in one of the best philanthropy conferences in the country. Contact Jane at  JaneCostello@TexasHealth.org if you are interested in volunteering for the 2017 DFW Philanthropy Conference. 
 
I hope to see you at our monthly luncheon (note the special date of June 15th) featuring Brent Christopher. Here's to the next seven months of outstanding AFP programs.
 
Have a wonderful summer!
 
Judy Wright
2016 President, AFP Greater Dallas Chapter 
2016 Fundamentals of Fundraising

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It's back! Fundamentals of Fundraising is one of AFP's many education opportunities, and the Greater Dallas and Fort Worth Metro chapters are offering the course this year on Thursday and Friday, October 6-7, at CitySquare. Fundamentals of Fundraising is ideal for development professionals with less than five years of experience, or for those seeking their CFRE certification. Participation in the two-day course earns 16 hours of CFRE credit. Some of the topics covered are Marketing, Volunteers: Partners in Fundraising, and Building and Sustaining Relationships. Click here for a schedule and registration information. 

Q uestions? Email Jana Haigood,  jana.haigood@alcuinschool.org .

A big thank you to our host this year, CitySquare!
Executive Conversation
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Join the Greater Dallas AFP for its next Executive Conversation: "Where Do I Go From Here?" with panelists  David Krause, Mary Brumbach and  Carole Rylander, Michael George, moderator

If you're a Greater Dallas AFP Chapter member with 10 years or more of fundraising experience, or hold an executive position with your organization, register for the latest Executive Conversation on Wednesday, June 15th, 5:30 to 7 PM, at New Parkland.  Seating is limited!

Click here to register.
News & Events

2012 Greater Dallas AFP Youth in Philanthropy honorees Katherine & Isabelle Adams are finalists in the third annual AFP National Philanthopy Day Honors in the Youth in Philanthropy-Group category.

Grant Writing USA and the North Central Texas Council of Governments will a 2-day workshops in Arlington, July 14th-15th.

Paul Quinn College will hold its 6th annual "A Community Cooks" benefiting the WE Over Me Farm at PQC, 6 PM, Tuesday, June 14th. DFW's top chefs will prepare and serve culinary delights. Go to www.pqc.edu for tickets.

Mary Kardell is the new Major and Planned Gifts Officer at The Senior Source.

Sign up for Gift Planning on the Run, a six-week course presented by the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning North Texas Chapter and Greater Dallas AFP in collaboration with The Dallas Foundation. Click here  or more information or to register.
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Welcome, New Members!

Ryan Barrera, Texas Health Resources Foundation
Lauren Futch, National Breast Cancer Foundation
Laura Gaspard, National Breast Cancer Foundation
Cinthia Gonzalez, National Breast Cancer Foundation
Ellen Haynes, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
Ruth Hernandez, National Breast Cancer Foundation
James Holland, Texas Health Resources Foundation
Danae Johnson, National Breast Cancer Foundation
Eunice Kuo, Mary Crowley Cancer Research Centers
Tammy Sims, Texas Health Resources Foundation
Michele Snyder, Ursuline Academy of Dallas
Melissa Tone, Melissa Tone LLC
Diana Trieu, National Breast Cancer Foundation
Vanida Vongdara, Texas Health Resources Foundation
Brook Walford, National Breast Cancer Foundation
Charlyn Webb, Texas Health Resources Foundation

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