AFP Banner
Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                        August 2015   
In This Issue
Job Listing Service
2015 Officers & Directors
Welcome New Members
Chapter Contact Information
President's Message
News of Note
Make plans now to attend the 2015 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon!

Now you can  Post and view jobs on our chapter website!
Like us on Facebook
2015 Board of Directors


Diana Marquis, CFRE,


Sue Bailey,

Immediate Past President

Judy Wright,


Melanie Perkins,


Larry Crouch, CFRE

VP/External Affairs

Jennifer Pearson, CFRE

VP/Professional Advancement

Tori Correll, CFRE,


Mary Freeman, CFRE, 


 Leslie Clay, 




Stephanie Brigger, Programs Chair
Ashley Chellgren, At Large

Janet Davis, CFRE, At Large

Sarah Elliott, 2015 NPD Chair

Amber George,
Public Relations Chair

Darrin Goldin, JD, Governance Chair
John Honaman, CFRE,
Youth in Philanthropy Chair

Holly Hull Miori, AFP Now! Chair

Kimberly Humphries, CFRE, At Large

Mary Kardell,
Executive Conversations Chair

Deborah Montonen, CFRE, At Large
Jan Murfield, CFRE,
2015 DFW Conference Chair
Carrie Nelson, CFRE,
Hospitality C

Anne Robillard, CFRE,
New Member Orientation Chair

Luanne Samuel, CFRE,
Scholarships Chair 

Jessica Weidman, Mentor Chair

Shawn Wills, CFRE, Diversity Chair

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



   Welcome, New Members!

Melissa Aucoin
Susan G. Komen

Nate Curtis
First Baptist Dallas

Tiffany Dunn
Susan G. Komen

Christy Fath
Susan G. Komen

Krista Fultz
The Pines Catholic Camp

Caitlin Gilmore
The Sixth Floor Museum

Jennifer Hoffman
Texas Discovery Gardens

Vicki Johnson
The Salvation Army

Kristen Lauck
Susan G. Komen

Emily Pastrana
Susan G. Komen

Kirtley Perkins
Susan G. Komen

Martina Prinz
Susan G. Komen

Kristen Richards
Journey to Dream

Melanie Robinson
Metrocrest Services

Megan Smith
Susan G. Komen

_____________ __________  


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






"Giving USA 2015: The Annual Report on Philanthropy"


Presented by Milton Key, Partner, Alexander Haas

Sponsored by
Insperity logo
 Wednesday, August 26

 11:30 AM - Noon: Networking

12-1 PM - Luncheon Program

 Arlington Hall at Lee Park

3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75219

 Save with early bird registration (received by August 19th):

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

 After August 19th or registering on-site:

$40 for AFP members, $55 non-members

 Giving USA has been the authoritative resource on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States since 1955. Leaders in philanthropy rely on and regularly consult Giving USA so they can act on the emerging challenges and trends affecting philanthropy and fundraising in the United States.If you are benchmarking your organization's fundraising performance against national averages,

educating volunteers and executives, helping organizations prepare to meet their fundraising challenges, or seeking to better understand our philanthropic world, please join us for this timely and informative presentation.
Milton Key  

During his 24 years as a fundraising professional,
Milton Key's passion for helping nonprofit organizations establish and reach their fundraising goals has led to millions of dollars raised, given by many donors, enabling many more bright futures. Most recently, Milton provided leadership in the successful $38.6 million capital campaign, for what will be the first inpatient hospice facility in Dallas - the Faith
Presbyterian Hospice T. Boone Pickens Hospice & Palliative
Care Center. As an AFP member since 1992, Milton has served in several leadership positions, including board member and president of the Greater Dallas Chapter and as a member of the AFP International Board of Directors. In 2014, the AFP Greater Dallas Chapter recognized Milton as its Outstanding Fundraising Executive.

Online registration closes on August 19, 2015 at 10 PM. After that date, register by fax, mail or email using the downloadable form posted at

Dear Friends,

Diana Marquis


It's August. It's still summer, it's still hot, and our donors are still in Colorado or Maine or other places with cooler climates. But we are here in Dallas, planning our strategies for North Texas Giving Day, our upcoming special events and our end of year appeals.


Our August program is one that will inspire your efforts. On August 26th at Arlington Hall, Milton Key, Partner, Alexander Haas, Inc., will present the finding of the 2015 Giving USA Report on Philanthropy. If you haven't done so, make your reservations now. This will be an informative one for your executive director and/or board chair to attend.


The end of summer is a good time to look at our membership profile. The Greater Dallas Chapter AFP is a large chapter. This means we have 400+ members. In fact, at the end of July we have 417 members, which is a 13% increase over last year at this time. One factor that we can attribute this increase to is the change in membership levels. There are 6 different memberships for individuals: Professional, Young Professional, Retired, Associate, Collegiate, and Global e-membership. There are also 3 levels of memberships for businesses and/or nonprofit organizations.


Currently, the Dallas Chapter has 3 large nonprofit organizations as members: Children's Medical Center, North Texas Food Bank and The Salvation Army DFW. Kudos to these organizations for recognizing the professional development value for their fundraising staff. Do your organization a favor and recommend an organizational membership. It saves money for your organization, and more staff members can benefit from AFP.


If you are a fundraising professional under 35 years of age, then you need to be in contact with Tori Correll. She's our VP for Membership and is on a mission to increase our YP membership. Stay tuned for details of upcoming events or contact her directly at


Here's a snapshot of our chapter membership: there is one male member to every 3 female members, the age of our membership ranges from 22 - 76 years, and 13% of our membership is CFRE accredited. Demographic information is self-reported to AFP International, so it's not possible to construct a detailed profile of the "average" AFP member unless you provide the information.


Lastly, here's a reminder that our acclaimed Fundamentals of Fundraising course is coming up October 8 - 9 at Dallas Baptist University. Early bird registration deadline is September 7th and scholarships are available. Click here for details.


I'll see you August 26th at our monthly meeting. Make sure you find me and say hi.




Diana Marquis, CFRE

2015 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.

News of Note

Sarah Elliott is the new Director of Development for the Promising Youth Alliance (PYA), an alliance among Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs and Phoenix House.

Grant Writing USA and Grant Management USA will present two workshops in Arlington: a grant writing workshop August 17-18 (use code "AFPDallas" when you register for a discount; and grant management training October 5-6 (use code "AFPDallas" when you register for a discount.)

Click here for more information and to register for the 2015 Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

Click here for more information on Gift Planning on the Run 2015-2016, a six-week session course designed to assist you in implementing a gift planning program.

 The AFP Arkansas Chapter will host a program in September featuring Tom Ahern. Click here for more information.

 Click here to view the 2015 program schedule and registration details for the North Texas Chapter of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. 


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.
Article Headline
Include articles on topics of interest to your readers, relevant news and events. If you find an interesting article on the Web, you can easily ask the author's permission to summarize the article and link to it from your newsletter. Inserting a link in your article lets you track which topics attract the most interest.