May 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.

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

Dear Members,

Happy May! I hope you were able to attend the 2016 AFP DFW Philanthropy Conference this past Friday. Kudos to Larry Bisno, Chair, and Jane Costello, Co-Chair, and their incredible team who produced this fantastic event. Stay tuned for more information on the date and location of next year's conference.

At our April meeting four members who have made donations to our 2016 AFP Now! campaign won a pair of tickets to the upcoming Bryon Nelson: Michael George, Sylvia Najera, Burrel Poston and Carole Rylander. Thanks to all our members who have contributed to date. The AFP Now! fund helps us provide professional development support for deserving chapter members, and to go above and beyond with our chapter programs and events. 70% of your gift remains with the chapter, and 30% is sent to support the AFP Foundation.If you haven't already done so, we hope you'll make a donation soon. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Click here for an events overview to keep up with chapter activities going on in May and June, including:
       Thursday, May 12 - New Member Happy Hour (but everyone is invited!) - 5 to 7pm
      Thursday, May 19 - 1st Satellite Program in Collin County - 8 to 9:15am
      Thursday, May 26 - Young Professionals Program - 5:30 to 7:30pm
      Wednesday, June 15 - Monthly Lunch Program - 11:30am to 1pm
      Wednesday, June 15 - Executive Conversations - 5:30 to 7pm
And stay tuned for an announcement soon introducing our new Job Bank! 
See you soon and often,
Judy Wright
2016 President, AFP Greater Dallas Chapter 
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Did you know...
...that our chapter includes more than 400 members? L earn how you can get more involved at the Volunteer Opportunities page:
...that we have more than 15 AFP Greater Dallas Chapter events coming up?  Check out what's next at
...that you're invited to our first-ever Member Celebration this summer?  Stay tuned for details coming soon!

News & Events

2012 Greater Dallas AFP Youth in Philanthropy honorees Katherine & Isabelle Adams and the organization they founded, Paper for Water, were featured in the Huffington Post recently for their successful fundraising efforts to bring water to a Navajo reservation. The girls are nominated for an AFP International award this year.

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

Terry Axelrod of Benevon will be giving a free Sustainable Funding Seminar on June 8th in Fort Worth at the Center for Transforming Lives. 
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Welcome, New Members!

William Henry Bryant, Jr., Boy Scouts of America
Rebecca Finberg, Denton Animal Support Foundation
Laura Klein, Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind
Gilbert Montez, III, Buckner International
Ciara M. O'Modhrain, 6 Stones
Christina Lynn Penland
Genevieve Petersen, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
Amberly Prykhodko, Allies in Youth Development

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