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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                                  December 2012 
In This Issue
2012 Officers & Directors
Welcome, New Members
2013 DFW Conference Date Announced
News of Note
Chapter Contact Information
President's Message
Job Listing Service

2012 Board of Directors


Melanie Perkins,


Sue Bailey,


R. Michael George, CFRE,

Immediate Past President

Tara Dunn,

VP/External Affairs

Diana Marqus, CFRE,


Rebecca Rhule, CFRE,

VP/Professional Advancement

Cheryl Reynolds,


Anne Thomas,


Christina Moore-Salinas, CFRE




Mack Campbell, Diversity Chair
Larry Crouch, CFRE, At Large
Tanya Downing, Governance

Abi Erickson, NPD Chair
James N. Falk, CFRE, At Large

Mary Freeman, AFP Now! Chair

Victor Korelstein, CFRE, 

Scholarships Chair

Ann Letteer, Programs Chair

Deborah Montonen, CFRE, At Large
Cindy Palmer, New Member Orientation/Mentoring Chair
Barry Smink, CFRE,

Youth in Philanthropy Chair
Judy Wright, DFW Conference Co-Chair

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

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Welcome, New Members!  


Ashley Dunne Comstock

Catholic Charities of Dallas

Matthew Foster

Elizabeth Gillette
Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command


Tracy McShan

First Unitarian Church of Dallas 


Celestin Musekura

African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries, Inc.


Katherine Watson
Fundraising Solutions



2013 DFW Conference Date Announced
Irving Convention Center


Your DFW Philanthropy Conference committees are working hard to bring you a great educational opportunity on June 7, 2013 at the Irving Convention Center. Omni Hotels & Resorts is returning as the Luncheon Sponsor. Additional sponsors include Clarkson Davis, Vip Reception Sponsor, and track sponsors M. Gale & Associates and RAZ Mobile. Exhibitors to date include Crescendo Interactive, Greater Giving, Recognition Products of the Southwest, Marketing Communication Resource, Inc., and Renaissance Hotels of DFW. 


Sponsorship levels and exhibitor fees will increase by 10% for commitments received after January 1st. If you have a vendor or know a company that could benefit from this partnership, contact Sponsor Chair Lindsay Zimmerman, 214-743-1220, For details about levels and fees, visit the Conference website.


The conference is co-presented by the Greater Dallas AFP Chapter and Fort Worth Metro AFP Chapter. If you are interested in helping plan the conference, contact Judy Wright or Nancy Swartz:


Judy Wright, 2013 Conference Chair, Dallas Chapter,,  
214-941-8578 x225


Nancy Swartz, Conference Co-Chair, Fort Worth Chapter,


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News of Note 

Register now for the 50th AFP International Conference on Fundraising in San Diego, April 7-9, 2013.  


Click here to read "Reframing Funding" by Dr. Mary Brumbach, CFRE, just published in the November-December issue of AFP's Advancing Philanthropy journal, read by over 25,000 fundraisers worldwide. 
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, business and/or mailing address, email, or any other contact data changes, be sure to go to and update your personal record. The Greater Dallas Chapter receives updates monthly, but if you only correct your information locally, then it will be overwritten when we import the latest national spreadsheet into our database.


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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Chapter Educational Programs & Workshop/Luncheons

Go to to view the 2012 schedule of events


Greater Dallas Chapter AFP Holiday Luncheon


The Hoglund Foundation, Guest Speaker

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

11:30 AM - 1 PM Luncheon & Program

Communities Foundation of Texas

5500 Caruth Haven Lane

Dallas, Texas 75225-8146

$45 per person

Seating is limited, reserve early!



Forrest E. Hoglund has enjoyed a distinguished career in the natural gas industry, including many years in top management with Exxon, Texas Oil and Gas and EOG Resources. He now serves as Chairman of the Board of Forest Oil Company and SeaOne Maritime Corporation. He and his wife Sally divide their time between Dallas and Houston. Since retiring from EOG Resources in 1999, he has become involved in many nonprofit and educational organizations, serving on the Endowment Association of the University of Kansas, where he earned the Distinguished Alumni Award, and as Past Chairman of the Board of Visitors of M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. He also served as Chairman of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Currently, he is Chairman of the Leadership Capital Campaign for the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas and Vice Chairman of Reasoning Mind, a web-based math program for middle school students. Together, Forrest and his wife Sally have chaired numerous fundraisers, capital campaigns, and galas, raising millions of dollars. His personal and professional values - a strong work ethic, integrity and a "can do" attitude - have helped shape The Hoglund Foundation (named Outstanding Foundation in 2005 by the Greater Dallas AFP) and its impact on the communities it serves. The members of the Hoglund family embrace these guiding principles as they continue their commitment to philanthropy.

President's Message
Melanie Perkins headshot  

Dear Friends,

My last column as your President is focused on a concept near and dear to my heart - Servant Leadership. The principles of servant leadership as defined by the Alliance for Servant Leadership are:

  • Transformation as a vehicle for personal and institutional growth
  •  Personal growth as a route to better serve others
  •  Enabling environments that empower and encourage service
  • Service as a fundamental goal
  • Trusting relationships as a basic platform for collaboration and service
  • Creating commitment as a way to collaborate activity
  • Community building as a way to create environments in which people can trust each other and work together
  • Nurturing the spirit as a way to provide joy and fulfillment in meaningful work

We are all - AFP Board and Membership - servant leaders by virtue of who we are and what we do on a daily basis. My journey with AFP has helped me grow personally and professionally in each of the above principles, and I hope each of you can say the same.


I want to thank you for allowing me to serve you all as President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Dallas Chapter. It was the role of the lifetime. Now please warmly welcome your 2013 AFP President Sue Bailey, the purest servant leader I have ever had the joy to encounter!




Melanie Perkins


Greater Dallas Chapter AFP   

Greater Dallas AFP President Melanie Perkins 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.


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Job Listing Service 

Dallas Children's Theater seeks a Director of Donor and Corporate Relations. Qualified candidates must be proficient in the use of Tessitura (or similar donor database) and proven ability to cultivate, solicit and steward corporate and individual donors. For complete job description go to Contact Wanda Roberson,  


Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, Inc. seeks a Major Gifts Officer. Bachelor's degree and four years as a development or advancement professional or equivalent experience and qualifications in a related field. Experience with Raiser's Edge a plus. Apply at


Dallas AfterSchool Network seeks a Director of Development. Bachelor's degree, minimum of 3 to 5 years fundraising experience in Dallas-area non-profit, demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office, fund development software and desktop publishing software. Send resume to, with "Director of Development" in subject line. Application deadline January 31, 2013. No phone calls, please.


Boys and Girls Club of America seeks a Regional Development Officer/Southwest. Bachelor's degree with minimum 10 years successful fundraising and/or sales experience. View complete listing and apply at, select National Career Opportunities, then click on Regional Development Officer/Southwest and follow prompts.


Heifer International seeks Associate Director of Philanthropy (Major Gifts Officer) Central Region. Bachelor's degree and 5 years of related experience, 2 to 5 years of experience in major gifts cultivation and solicitation handling a portfolio of major donors. Deadline Januar 4, 2013. Can be based in Dallas, Houston or Austin. To apply go to


The Senior Source seeks a Director of Planned Giving.  Bachelor's degree and 8 years experience in development, with demonstrated track record in building relationships, cultivating and securing gifts and strategic planning. Knowledge of database software, specifically Raiser's Edge, required, Crescendo PG Calc desired. Contact Maureen Kuntz, Director of Philanthropy,


National Multiple Sclerosis Society South Central Region seeks a temporary, part-time Community Development Associate North Texas. High school diploma or equivalent required. One year related experience in sourcing, coordinating and recruiting volunteers. Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed. Must be able to work the Walk MS event on March 2, 2013 and Bike MS event May 3-5, 2013. Ability to lift 25 pounds. Application deadline December 31, 2012. Apply online at


Mothers Against Drunk Driving seeks a Chief Development Officer. The successful candidate must have achieved quantified results building, leading and managing a high-level development program that increases donations from individuals and corporations. Bachelor's degree and minimum 7 years fundraising experience required. Experience in national or regional nonprofit organizations working with field affiliates highly desired. Nominations and applications for this position will be accepted by contacting Raylene Decatur, Kittleman & Associates,



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