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

The 2014 AFP DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference is open for business!


Early Bird registration starts February 17th.



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2014 Board of Directors


Sue Bailey,


Diana Marquis, CFRE,


Melanie Perkins,

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  



Mack Campbell, AFP Now! Chair
Larry Crouch, CFRE,
Governance Chair

Sarah Elliott, Hospitality Chair

Abi Erickson, Mentoring Chair

R. Michael George, CFRE, At Large

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

Fran Lobpries, CFRE, Diversity Chair

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

Programs Chair 

Anne Thomas,
Executive Conversations Chair 

Paula Voyles, CFRE,
New Member Orientation Chair 

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



Advancement Resources

Welcome, New Members!
Lisa Anastasi
George W. Bush Presidental Center

Edward Franklin
Voice of Hope

Teresa Hiser
The Bridge

Woody Hosler
Volunteers of America Texas

Amanda Langford

Kendra Lovelady
Buckner International

Venessa Morse
Dallas Services

Nicole Newkham
Metrocrest Social Services

Cathy Packard
Family Gateway

Megan Singleton
Housing Crisis Center 

Maria Strong
Dini Spheris

Dan Thompson
Buckner Foundation
News of Note 


The Communities Foundation of Texas announces the deadline for its Letter of Inquiry Process to be included in the CFT Giving Guide is Tuesday, April 1st at 5 PM and Workshop Dates for 2014


The TCU Office of Extended Education will offer a series of Wednesday evening fundraising classes by Bill McLeRoy, Wednesdays through Feb. 26, 2014.


Julia Nicol In Memorium: The Greater Dallas Chapter AFP mourns the passing of our member and friend Julia Nicol on January 25, 2014 after a brave battle with melanoma.  A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on February 15, 2014 at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, located at 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas 75220. Donations in lieu of flowers are requested to be made to Launchability at or the Melanoma Research Foundation at


 Karen Martin is the new Director of Development for Heroes on the Water, helping soldiers recover from the trauma of extended military deployments.


KERA and the Communities Foundation of Texas present "One Crisis Away," a free public forum addressing issues of families living on the financial brink, at the Dallas City Performance Hall on February 27th at 7PM, hosted by Krys Boyd. Special guests will be Andrea Levere, president, Corporation for Enterprise Development; Alfreda Norman, vice president and community development officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; and Larry James, president & CEO, CitySquare. To listen to the reports, watch video profiles of the families and to RSVP to the free event, go to The forum also will be televised Thursday, March 27th at 7pm on KERA TV.


Buy your tickets now for Paul Quinn College presents "A Community Cooks" on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6 pm at their WE Over Me Farm, 3837 Simpson Stuart Road, Dallas, TX 75241, 

214-379-5457. DFW's top chefs will create dishes inspired by PQC's fresh, healthy and affordable food initiative. Wine, beer, live music and dancing, with all proceeds benefiting the WE Over Me Farm and its community education programs. 


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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Ruth Fitzgibbons, Principal, Public Relations, The Richards Group and Larry James, President & CEO, CitySquare  

"The One Thing: The Importance of Defining Your Brand"


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

11:30 AM - Noon: Networking

12-1 PM - Program


Arlington Hall at Lee Park

3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75219


Early bird registration (received by February 19th):

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


After February 19th or registering on-site:  $35 for AFP members, $50 for non-members 


Ruth Fitzgibbons   

After two decades as a reporter and editor for national and regional magazines, Ruth Miller Fitzgibbons became The Richards Group's public relations guru in 1994. She has grown the PR discipline from one employee and one client to its current size of 30 crack professionals serving more than 40 companies, institutions and organizations. Her commitment to cause branding and strategic communications for nonprofits has led to the growth of a substantial practice area in service to universities, healthcare institutions, charities, foundations, museums and corporate cause partnerships. Ruth is the former editor-in-chief of D Magazine, and is a member and former president of The Dallas Assembly, a member of the Dallas chapter of the International Women's Forum, and she serves as an advisor to Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

Larry James  

Known in the Dallas faith, business and media communities as a social entrepreneur and committed servant to the people of East and South Dallas, Larry James came to CitySquare in 1994 after serving 14 years as senior minister with the Richardson East Church of Christ in Richardson, Texas. He is a graduate of Harding University (BA 1972), Harding University Graduate School of Religion (MA 1973), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv 1977) and Tulane University (MA American History 1986). His first full-length book, The Wealth of the Poor, has been published by Leafwood Publishers. Larry and wife, Brenda, have made their home in the inner city since January 1999.

Online registration closes on February 19, 2014 at 10 PM. After that date, register by fax, mail or email using the downloadable form posted at 



Feb 2014 President's Message
Sue Bailey

Greater Dallas AFP President Sue Bailey 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   


Helping Restore Ability seeks a Grantwriter. Bachelor's degree and 3 to 5 years relevant experience required. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Vicki Niedermayer, CEO, . No phone calls please. 


The Communities Foundation of Texas seeks an Advisor Relations Officer for Major Gifts. Bachelor's degree and graduate study in law, business or other relevant field desirable. At least 3 years major gift fundraising experience or equivalent and demonstrated success in securing major gifts. Experience with planned giving vehicles and noncash assets a plus. Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to  


Building Community Workshop seeks a Philanthropy Director for Houston Texas. Bachelor's degree and 8 years development experience with demonstrated success closing gifts required, graduate studies a plus. Email interest letter and resume to Trena Lechleitner (no phone calls) at, reference "Philanthropy Director" in the subject line of your email.


Seeking freelance work: Do you need help reaching your fundraising goals for 2014? I've been in the field for 29 years and am available for consulting. My focus of recent years has been grant writing, but I am also skilled and experienced in major gift campaigns, special events, public relations, campaign materials and more. I do have a full-time position, but could dedicate 20-25 hours per month to help. Contact Diane Panasci James, Communications with Panache, at 214-662-6293 or


University of North Texas Division of Advancement seeks a Phonathon Manager. Bachelor's degree and two years professional experience in marketing, fundraising, event planning, public relations, corporate account sales, communications or equivalent required. Must have valid Texas driver's license or obtain one within 30 days of employment. Submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references. For more information and to apply, go to


Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation seeks a Development/Grant Writer. 3-5 years grant writing experience; writing for wildlife and conservation preferred. Job description at Send resume/cover letter to


Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary seeks Development Officer. Bachelor's degree with 3 to 5 years demonstrated success in fundraising. Full job description and apply online at


Southwestern University seeks a Director of University Relations - Gift Programs. Baccalaurate degree, 5 years of development or related experience and one years supervisory experience. For more information go to


University of North Texas Library Department seeks a Director of Library Development. Bachelo'rs degree and four years experience in fundraising, event planning, public relations or equivalent. Submit resume, cover letter and three professional references at


Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind seeks a Corporate Giving and Events Manager. Bachelor's degree prefered, minimum 2 years experience planning and executing successful fundraising events. Application deadline March 7, 2014. Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Sarah Elliott, Director of Philanthropy, at


CC Young seeks a Corporate Development Manager. Bachelor's degree, three years development experience with a focus in corporate giving. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to


Jonathan's Place seeks a Development Assistant. Bachelor's degree in a related field required along with two years' experience in an administrative position, preferably in a non-profit development office. Raiser's Edge experience is a plus. The full-time position pays $12/hour with a flexible work schedule. Send resume to Mack Campbell at


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