November 2016 Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter

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December 13, 2016 Holiday Luncheon 
Jennifer Sampson

Jennifer Sampson is chief executive officer and president of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, the largest non-governmental funder of programs to improve education, income and health in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and southern Denton counties. Jennifer received her BBA from Baylor University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas. She has completed executive education courses through the Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She started her professional career at Arthur Andersen in 1991 and ten years later joined United Way as senior vice president and chief financial officer. In 2004, she was promoted to chief operating officer. In 2011, she was appointed CEO and president.

Jennifer Sampson is a founding member of the United Way's Women of Tocqueville Society and serves on the United Way Worldwide National Professional Council, Fortune 500 Task Force and Select Cities. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Dallas, and was a member of the Cattle Baron's Ball Committee from 2001 to 2008. She has been a member of the Crystal Charity Ball Committee since 2009 and has served on the Baylor University Alumni Association Board of Directors and Executive Committee. She is a member of the International Women's Forum, the Business and Community Advisory Council of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank Board, and the Dallas Assembly. She was named the Women's Council of Dallas County's 2012 Woman of the Year, and was recognized as one of the youngest recipients of the Baylor Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013.

Online registration closes on December 6, 2016 at 10 PM or when space sells out, whichever comes first. After that date, register by fax, mail or email using the downloadable form, subject to space available, posted at
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There's still time to register for the Greater Dallas Chapter AFP's 2016 National Philanthropy Day luncheon on November 18th. Click here to reserve your table or seats. Be there to honor:
President's Message
Judy Wright

Dear Friends,

The Thanksgiving holidays are around the corner and I am feeling extremely thankful that I belong to the Greater Dallas Chapter AFP. The professional development, networking opportunities and friends I've made are so valuable in my career and personal life.
Every November our chapter holds our National Philanthropy Day luncheon, an inspiring event that allows us to honor leading members of our philanthropic community. This year's celebration takes place at the Hyatt Regency on November 18th starting at 11:30 am. Click here to register today, I look forward to seeing you there.
We will end the year with our chapter's Holiday Lunch Program and celebration. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 13th at Arlington Hall. This is a very popular program so make your reservations early and join in the fun.  Don't miss the holiday fun and the opportunity to hear Jennifer Sampson, President and CEO of United Way Dallas.
Let's all enjoy the holiday season to the fullest, celebrating our community's philanthropists making a difference in our daily lives at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon, and topping off the year with our holiday luncheon.
Look forward to seeing you soon,

Judy Wright, President
Greater Dallas Chapter AFP

Greater Dallas AFP President Judy Wright says "Stay in touch with your Greater Dallas AFP Chapter and don't miss news of important events and opportunities!" Changed jobs? When your title, business and/or mailing address, email, or any other contact data changes, be sure to go to immediately and update your personal record so you'll keep receiving information about upcoming chapter events and opportunities.

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(L to r) October luncheon speaker John Gilchrist got in the Halloween spirit with Cheryl Reynolds and Judy Wright.

L to r: Judy Wright, October luncheon sponsors Genie Parker and Guy De La Cruz from Vanilla Soft, and Mary Freeman.
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October luncheon speakers Karen Martin and John Gilchrist entertained the audience with fundraising horror stories. 
L to r: Meagan Burton, Tara Judd, Jan Murfield and Cheryl Reynolds.

AFP Now! We're in the Home Stretch

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You might win this Zuca travel bag when you donate to the 2016 AFP Now! campaign
Isn't it a good, warm feeling when you know you're helping someone else? We do that all the time in our careers, working with our donors who have it in their hearts to support causes. How cool is it when we are the donors helping others? AFP Now!, our chapter's philanthropic program, enables us to provide funding for our own colleagues to attend classes and conferences. In addition, our outreach program with Paul Quinn College supports students who are pursuing college degrees in Fundraising. We actually were able to "put faces to it" as three Paul Quinn College students attended the September 28th AFP Greater Dallas luncheon meeting, soaking in the wisdom of speaker Laura Fredericks. Heart warming! And possible because of your generosity!
As we head into the last weeks of the year, and the Home Stretch for our chapter's annual AFP Now! goals, please consider making a donation. We only need 25 more gifts to make our member participation goal of 20%, and just over $2,500 more in donations to reach our funding goal of $10,000. Together, we can do this!

Make your tax exempt donation or send an additional gift online today, download an AFP Now! pledge form to support your chapter's educational outreach, or contact Anne Robillard,, to make a pledge.   
News & Events

CNM Connect presents the symposium "Building a Strong and Effective Major Gift Program " in Dallas, Wednesday, November 9th and in Fort Worth on Wednesday, December 14th.

Emily Garvin with the VNA and Jessica Ferricher with Casa Denton have organized a CFRE exam study group that will be meeting September 2nd and 12th in Lewisville, with a goal of meeting every two weeks. If you're interested in participating, email Emily at or Jessica at .
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Welcome, New Members!

Rynae Calder, Predisan Health Ministries
Terri Donsbach, Youth and Family Counseling
Ellen Eisenlohr Dorn, Law Office of Ellen Eisenlohr Dorn
Shannon Gardner, Children's Advocacy Center of Kaufman County
Tressie Johnsen, The Samaritan Inn
Nathaniel Brown Rosenblum, Teach for America
Bruce Thomas, Livada Orphan Care
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