Greater Dallas AFP Newsletter November 2021
In This Issue

  • President's Message
  • October educational program with Cherian Koshy, CFRE
  • News for fundraisers
  • Welcome (back!), new and renewing chapter members
President's Message
Paul Dunne
"We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving
is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.
- H.A. Ironside

November begins my favorite time of the year. For those of us in the fundraising field, it is also the busiest. We can get caught up with pulling donor lists, determining ask amounts, setting direct mail and online giving goals, and for some, The Gala. Because of the work we do, we can sometimes forget that this is the season of thanksgiving. It is the perfect time of the year to let staff, donors, superiors and others know how thankful you are for them. I know that my heart is overflowing with thankfulness for our board, Madeleine and her team, our membership, and for sponsors who have stood by the Greater Dallas AFP Chapter during these challenging seasons. 

I am also excited that we will have the opportunity to honor and thank our local philanthropic heroes at our National Philanthropy Day Celebration on November 16th.

I love this quote from Gertrude Stein: "Silent gratitude isn't very much use to anyone.” Please remember to let those around you know how grateful you are for them and then make plans to join us for this special event and let your voice of thankfulness be heard.
Paul Dunne, CFRE
Greater Dallas AFP President 2021
2021 NPD Celebration& Cocktail Reception
Tuesday, November 16
Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion
300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas, TX 75207

4 PM VIP Champagne Reception For Honorees & Sponsors
Doors open 5 PM for Celebration & Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by Catapult Fundraising

Please join us for the Greater Dallas Chapter AFP's 36th Annual Celebration of National Philanthropy Day honoring those who selflessly support numerous worthy causes:

2021 Outstanding Philanthropist — Kaleta Doolin
Sponsored by Bank of America
2021 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser — Gail Madden
Sponsored by the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
2021 Outstanding Fundraising Executive — Jan Murfield, CFRE
Sponsored by M. Gale & Associates
2021 Outstanding Foundation — Marilyn Augur Family Foundation
2021 Outstanding Corporation — Austin Industries
2021 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy — Paisley Elliott

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More News for Fundraisers
The Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners invites Greater Dallas AFP members to the following in-person event:

Family Philanthropy: Five Essential Conversations for Advisors and Nonprofit Gift Planners
When - November 9, 2021, 11:30 AM
Where - Brian Performance Institute
Greater Dallas AFP members attend at CGP member rate, RSVP deadline is November 3, 2021.
Welcome, New Members!
Teamwork photo
  • Carlos Aparicio
  • Hailey Dewolfe, NAMI North Texas
  • Christine Heskes, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
  • Melody Karsi, Youth180
  • Jennifer Lane, Salvation Army Texas Division
  • Ryan Lenamon
Thanks to Our Renewing Members
  • Jerry Carlisle, Texas Baptist Missions Foundation
  • Jordan Castilla
  • Joanna Clarke, Community Partners of Dallas
  • Sarah Elliottt, CFRE, Dallas Afterschool
  • Kevin Hall, Grant Halliburton Foundation
  • Cameron Hernholm, CFRE, Nexus Recovery Center
  • Jacqueline Maddox, Equest
  • Cheryl Mansour, The Catholic Foundation
  • Sarah Nesbit, Charles W. Eisemann Center
  • Clint Riley
  • Janet Sherlip
  • Stephanie Sierra, Dallas Afterschool
  • Lynn Vogt
  • Linda Wassenich
  • Missy Whisler, The Dallas Arboretum
Congratulations, New and Recertifying CFREs
If you've earned your CFRE or been recertified recently and want to share the great news, let us know!