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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                                August 2014   
In This Issue
News of Note
2014 Officers & Directors
Welcome New Members
Chapter Contact Information
President's Message
Job Listing Service
News of Note 


If you're a fundraising professional with zero to five years experience, then the 2014 Fundamentals of Fundraising Course, October 9th & 10th at Dallas Baptist University, will put you on the path to success. 

"Gift Planning on the Run"
is a 6-session course designed to assist you in implementing a gift planning program. Veteran gift planning professionals will lead classes and demystify charitable gift and estate planning. You will learn industry best practices and leave with plans and sample materials to get you started. Course held October 2014 through March 2015, second Tuesday of the month, from 8 to 10 AM, at the Parkland Foundation.
 Click here for more information.
Presented by the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning North Texas Chapter and the Greater Dallas Chapter AFP. 


Benevon is hosting a free overview, "Creating Sustainable Funding for Your Nonprofit" on September 15, 2014, 3-4:30 PM at the Hilton Park Cities, 5954 Luther Ln., Dallas, TX 75225. RSVP


Attention, AFP members! If you've been recognized with an award, promotion or honor, share the news with your Dallas Chapter friends! Send your news item (up to 50 words)

Moving? Changed Jobs?  
When your title, employing organization and/or mailing address, email address or any other contact information changes, you must go to and update your personal membership record. Any local updates would be overwritten when we import the latest national spreadsheet into our database.
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2014 Board of Directors


Diana Marquis, CFRE,


Sue Bailey,

Immediate Past President

Judy Wright,

VP/External Affairs

Kimberly Humphries, CFRE,


Janet Davis, CFRE

VP/Professional Advancement

Luanne Samuel, CFRE,


Mary Freeman, CFRE, 


 Christina Moore-Salinas, CFRE, 

Secretary & 2014 NPD Chair  



Tori Correll,
New Member Orientation Chair
Larry Crouch, CFRE,
Governance Chair

Sarah Elliott, Hospitality Chair

R. Michael George, CFRE, At Large

Darrin Goldin,
Youth in Philanthropy Chair
Cameron Hernholm, CFRE,
Public Relations Chair

Fran Lobpries, CFRE, Diversity Chair

Holly Hull Miori, AFP Now! Chair

Deborah Montonen, CFRE,
Scholarship Chair
Jan Murfield, CFRE, 2014 DFW Conference Co-Chair
Jennifer Pearson, CFRE,

Programs Chair 

Anne Thomas,
Executive Conversations Chair 

Jessica Weidman, Mentor Chair

To contact the Greater Dallas Chapter AFP Board of Directors, go to



Welcome, New Members!
Mark Arcemont
Texas Health Resources Foundation

Mimi Clemons
Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Ray Hansen 

Jana Haigood
Alcuin School

Katharine Hudson

Catherine Mack
The Pines Catholic Camp

Elizabeth Murray 
The Senior Source

Devin Overman

Angela Woodson
Communities Foundation of Texas



Chapter Contact Information:


Greater Dallas Chapter AFP

14070 Proton Rd. Ste 100, LB9

Dallas, TX 75244

972/233-9107 ext. 204

Fax 972/490-4219




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"Fostering Loyalty and Deepening Donor Relationships"  


Jennifer Johnson, CFRE, Assistant VP of Development, Cook Children's Health Foundation 


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

11:30 AM - Noon: Networking

12-1 PM - Luncheon Program  


Arlington Hall at Lee Park

3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75219


Early bird registration (received by August 20th):

Luncheon Only $30 for AFP members, $45 for non-members


After August 20th or registering on-site:

Luncheon Only $35 for AFP members, $50 non-members


Everything you need to know about creating a donor relations program or enhancing your existing donor relations program at your institution!

Jennifer Johnson CFRE  

Jennifer N. Johnson, CFRE, is Assistant Vice President of Development with Cook Children's Health Foundation. Jennifer oversees donor relations and community programs for the foundation and manages a major gift portfolio. During her 14 years at Cook Children's she has been involved in all aspects of development, including major gift cultivation and solicitation, gift planning, capital campaign work and stewardship reporting. Jennifer serves on the AFP Greater Fort Worth Board as the Member Retention director and is a presenter and volunteer for the Association of Donor Relations Professionals.  


Online registration closes on August 20, 2014 at 10 PM. After that date, register by fax, mail or email using the downloadable form posted at


Dear Friends,
Diana Marquis


As fundraisers we all know summer is the Slow Season. Our major donors have gone to Colorado or Maine or someplace else. No grant deadlines are looming. The luncheon and gala season is still a few months away and really, we can only strategize and analyze for so long. What is a professional fundraiser to do?


What about planning ahead for your career and letting the AFP Dallas Chapter help? Are you a seasoned, experienced fundraiser? Do you have your CFRE? No? Meet others just like yourself at our August 27th program/luncheon meeting. Organize a study group and take the CFRE Review Course next summer.


Are you at the beginning of your fundraising career? Consider the Fundamentals of Fundraising course in October. The registration deadline is September 12th. You also need to meet Jessica Weidman. She is the point person for AFP mentoring in Dallas. Whether you want to work with a mentor or be a mentor or join her committee, let Jessica know at our next meeting or contact the Dallas Chapter AFP office.


So you're ready to do something, right? But no funds? The Dallas Chapter can help with that, too. Check out the scholarship page on our website. We have four scholarships that can be used for AFP membership dues, educational fees, course materials and, best of all, attending the AFP International Conference this spring in Baltimore. The scholarships are the John Davis Scholarship, the Barbara James Scholarship, the Ralph Chamberlain Scholarship and the Scott Buchanan Scholarship.


The Dallas Chapter of AFP is here for you. I said that last time and I'll say it again because it's important. Fundraising is all about relationships and that includes the colleagues you meet and the friends you make at our monthly luncheon programs, our continuing education courses, the DFW conference, and at our social gatherings. The Dallas Chapter of AFP is the place for you to network, ask for help, and grow your career as a professional fundraiser. I look forward to meeting you August 27th at Arlington Hall.




Diana Marquis, CFRE

Greater Dallas AFP President 


Greater Dallas AFP President Diana Marquis 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. The Greater Dallas Chapter receives updates monthly, but if you only correct your information locally, it will be overwritten when we import the latest national spreadsheet into our local database.

Job Listing Service   

T Bar M Camps seeks a Director of Development. Bachelor's degree, 5+ years experience in annual and major gifts with a preference for capital campaign experience. Full job description at Deadline for resumes, cover letters and references sent to the attention of Karen Kegg at is September 3, 2014.

Trinity University seeks a Director of Major Gifts. Bachelor's degree, minimum 5 years successful experience in major gifts, preferably in higher education. Full job description at Deadline for resumes, cover letters and references sent to is September 5, 2014. 

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation seeks a Special Events Manager. For complete job description go to    Send cover letter and resume to


Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation seeks a Development Operations Director. For complete job description go to Send cover letter and resume to


Dallas Heritage Village seeks a part time Development Assistant. Bachelor's degree required, experience working with databases a plus. Full job description at Send cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please.


Community Health Charities seeks a Campaign Associate for its 2014 annual campaign season. 1-2 years fundraising and/or business to business sales experience preferred. This is a contract position. Contact Ashley Walsh at

Dallas Film Society seeks a Development and Sponsorship Associate. Minimum 3 years experience in a related field and bachelor's degree in marketing, education, arts administration or related field. Working some nights and weekends required. Send cover letter and resume to Lee Papert, President & CEO,


Dallas Film Society seeks a part-time Accounting Manager. Two or more years accounting experience. Excel, Word, Outlook and Quickbooks required. Overtime required during March, April and May. Send cover letter and resume to Lee Papert, President & CEO,


Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks a Grant Specialist. Bachelor's degree required. Preferred fields include but not limited to English, Journalism, Economics or Business Administrations. Application deadline August 17, 2014. For information and to apply to


The Abilene Philharmonic seeks a Development Manager. Bachelor's degree and/or 3 years development experience. Application deadline August 10, 2014. Send letter and resume to Catherine Lansdowne, Executive Director,


JDRF seeks a Senior Special Events/Development Manager. Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent experience required. CFRE a plus. Minimum 5 years special event and fundraising or business experience. Supervisory experience preferred. Knowledge of fundraising and non-event fundraising activities a must. Computer literacy required, including fundraising and donor management software. To apply go to and click "Search for Jobs."


Friends of Wednesday's Child seeks a Fund Development Coordinator. Bachelor's degree from accredited university, 1 to 3 years professional office experience. Highly proficient with Microsoft Office tools. Application deadline September 1, 2014. Send resume and cover letter including salary expectations to No phone calls, please. EOE


Challenge Air for Kids & Friends, Inc. seeks an Event Program Director. Bachelor's degree preferred, some college with minimum 2 years experience in related field. Application deadline August 15, 2014. Email cover letter and resume to April Culver, Executive Director, No phone calls, please.


Community Health Charities Texas seeks a Seasonal Public Sector Campaign Associate, from September 1, 2014 through January 15, 2015. Bachelor's degree or equivalent, public speaking and fundraising helpful. Application deadline August 15, 2014. Send resume to


Lewisville ISD Education Foundation seeks a Development Director. Bachelor degree and minimum 3 years experience as a development officer with a record of securing major gifts from individuals as well as corporations, and an understanding of public education and community relations. Full job description at Send resume to


Presbyterian Night Shelter seeks a Development Associate. Excellent computer skills required, including Microsfot Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience with Raiser's Edge preferred. 1-3 years experience in supporting development functions with a non-profite organization. Application deadline September 1, 2014. Send resume to No phone calls.


Just Say YES seeks a Director of Development. Bachelor's degree and 4+ years development experience with a non-profit. Proven track record achieving revenue targets of over $1 million annually. Good computer skills and knowledge of donor database programs. Understanding of public school environment a plus. Send resume to


The U.S. Fund for UNICEF seeks a Major Gifts Officer. Bachelor's degree and minimum 5 years relevant work experience. Ability and willingness to travel. For full job description and to apply go to  


There is no charge for job listings for non-profit organizations. $25 per listing per month for notices from search firms and employment agencies. For information on posting job openings for organizations and search firms, contact