May 2018 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

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Thanks to Our 2018-2019 
Chapter Sponsor
Greater Dallas Chapter AFP Educational Luncheon Program
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 11:30 AM to 1 PM
How Young Professional Fundraisers Are Improving Lives in Dallas

Discounted registration for Young Professionals (30 and younger)!

Learn from under-40 nonprofit founders/fundraisers who are up-and-coming leaders working to improve the future of Dallas, and who inspire their peers to make a difference. Hear how their passion guided them in starting their nonprofits and what they have learned along this entrepreneurial journey. A Q&A will follow. The takeaway will be networking, collaboration and inspiration.
Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor  is an asset manager at Thackeray Partners, a real estate private equity firm based in Dallas, Texas. Robert is also the founder and executive director of The Educator Collective, a professional community made up of teachers from across Dallas-Fort Worth.  TEC memberships are offered free of charge and provide educators with opportunities to grow in three areas of focus: community, development, and leadership. He also serves on the boards of directors for the Trinity Christian Academy Alumni Association and the West Dallas Community School Young Professionals, and was a 2015 Leadership ISD fellow. Robert graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012 and received degrees in finance and Plan II honors.

Stephanie Giddens
Stephanie Giddens is president and founder of Vickery Trading Company,  a children's clothing company that empowers refugee women by offering employment training, cultural assimilation classes and transitional income. The clothes are handmade in Dallas, Texas by refugees from across the globe, and the company's non-profit structure allows it to return funds to programs benefitting refugees. Stephanie was previously a private equity coordinator with BankCap Partners, co-founder and chair of Polish Ministries, and a health services specialist with Head Start. She graduated from Texas A&M University and then earned a master of theology degree from the Dallas Theological Seminary.  
Maria Eichhold
Maria Eichhold is co-founder and executive director of In My Shoes, a Dallas-based non-profit that provides a safe, welcoming community for pregnant women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. A native Ohioan who grew up in a suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana, she played basketball at The College of Mount St. Joseph (Cincinnati) where she earned her bachelor's degree in social work. She then went on to complete a master's in social work from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in 2009. Also in 2009, Maria began to work for a house of hospitality for pregnant women in need of support called Maggie's Place in Phoenix, AZ, where she lived with pregnant and homeless women for two years. This is where Maria started to truly understand the importance of authentic relationships to help women heal from past trauma and unhealthy relationships.
Click here to register  today, if you have not already done so.

Online registration closes on May 16th at 10 PM or when space sells out, whichever comes first.  After that date, register by fax, mail or email using the downloadable registration form, subject to space available.
DFW Conf Early Bird
Early bird registration ends May 18th for the 2018 DFW Philanthropy Conference at the Irving Convention Center, with keynote speakers Laura Fredricks and Justin Maust. 
President's Message
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Spring is in the air, and many of us have an extra spring in our step after last month's AFP International Conference in New Orleans. We learned about latest trends in fundraising, connected with fellow fundraising executives from around the world (G'day to my new friends from Australia!) and recharged our development batteries.
Couldn't make it to New Orleans? Don't fret! Our DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference is coming up on Friday, June 15th at the Irving Convention Center and features nationally-renowned speakers Laura Fredricks and Justin Maust. Register today and save - early bird pricing ends May 15th.
Until then, I hope you will join us at a very special luncheon program coming up on May 23rd. This month's program will highlight the inspirational stories of three young professional fundraisers and how they  How Young Professional Fundraisers are Making a Difference in Dallas. Whether you are a young professional yourself or work with young professionals, you won't want to miss the fresh insights of our panel. Please join us and bring your staff - we're offering a special registration rate for Young Professionals this month.
I look forward to seeing you on May 23rd!
Sarah Elliott, President
Greater Dallas Chapter AFP
(214) 306-8400 ext.103
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Been putting off joining AFP? Now through June 30th, AFP International is 
offering $50 off for new members in the professional and associate membership categories. The online code to take advantage of this offer is AFP2018. 

Margaret McDermott, who bestowed millions upon institutions linked to the arts, education and science, died Thursday. She was 106. She began her post-collegiate years as a journalist, for the Dallas Times Herald and later The Dallas Morning News. She married Eugene McDermott, co-founder of Geophysical Service Inc., which became Texas Instruments. Together they donated millions of dollars to North Texas institutions. The Eugene McDermott Foundation was honored by the Greater Dallas Chapter AFP in 1989 as Outstanding Foundation, and Texas Instruments was named Outstanding Corporation in 1995.

Barbara James, CFRE
, has died. She was a trailblazer in the fundraising profession as the first African-American member of the Greater Dallas Chapter AFP in 1984, and was a leader active in both our chapter and the national organization. She was honored as the 1990 Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Greater Dallas Chapter AFP. The Barbara James Scholarship was created to honor her and the Greater Dallas Chapter AFP's national designation as a Friend of Diversity.

Click here for more information on Grant Writing USA's two-day workshop in Arlington, May 17-18, 2018.
Click here for more information and to register for "Nonprofit Financials - Understanding Reality and Ensuring a Future" at CNM Connect, May 23, 2018. 

Click here for more information and to register for "Creating Meaningful Employee Engagement" at CNM Connect, May 10, 2018. 

Click here for more information and to register for the 2-day in residence "Leadership in Public Service Program" at the Bush School Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy at Texas A&M University, May 30-31, 2018.

Click here to read more about earning the UT Dallas Institute Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Governance.

Click here for more information and to register for the "Develop and Strengthen Your Volunteer Management Program," September 14, 28 and October 12, 2018. 

Welcome, New Members
Dallas Cityscape
Adam Beathard, The Salvation Army
Libby Camp,
The Salvation Army
Elise Christmas,
Make-a-Wish Foundation North Texas
Phil Colquitt,
Lake Lavon Camp & Conference Center
Ashley Johnson-Ingels,
Caruth Police Institute
Meghan Kelley,
Dallas Regional Chamber
Lisa Kupfer,
The Salvation Army
Becca Leonard,
Dallas CASA
Gracie Loveridge,
Dallas LIFE
Molly McFadden, NCTCOG
Emergency Preparedness
Martha Justice Moore,
Delta Waterfowl Foundation
Cristian Murdock,
The Salvation Army
Patrizia Maria Pelfrey,
Mercury One, Inc.
Kathy O'Neal,
Catholic Charities Dallas
Melinda Schlager,
UNT Dallas/Caruth Police Institute
Stephanie Sierra,
Trinity River Mission
Lyn Thomas
Roseann Walton,
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity

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