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

Lee Carter died December 16, 2012 after a sudden illness. He was 68 years old. After a long career in the insurance business with Alexander & Alexander, Lee turned his prodigious talents to the non-profit world and worked for a series of community organizations including the Dallas Museum of Natural History and the Dallas Holocaust Museum, before retiring from the Jubilee Park & Community Center in December, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jubilee Park & Community Center or the charity of your choice.




2013 Board of Directors


Sue Bailey,


Victor Korelstein, CFRE,


Melanie Perkins,

Immediate Past President

Tanya Downing,

VP/External Affairs

Anne Thomas,


Ann Letteer,

VP/Professional Advancement

 Diana Marquis, CFRE,  


Christina Moore-Salinas, CFRE




Mack Campbell, Diversity Chair
Larry Crouch, CFRE, At Large
Janet Davis, CFRE,
Executive Conversations Chair

Tara Dunn, CFRE, At Large
Abi Erickson,
New Member Orientation Chair

Mary Freeman, CFRE, AFP Now! Chair
R. Michael George, CFRE, At Large

Cameron Hernholm, CFRE,
Public Relations Chair

Fran Lobpries, CFRE, Programs Chair
Deborah Montonen, CFRE,
Scholarship Chair
Cindy Palmer, At Large

Jennifer Pearson, CFRE, Governance Chair 
Rebecca A. Rhule, CFRE, Mentoring Chair
Barry Smink, CFRE,

Youth in Philanthropy Chair
Judy Wright, DFW Conference Chair

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






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Welcome, New Members!  


Courtney Brown

Dallas Services


Elizabeth Kay Macasadia

ALS Association Texas Chapter 


Shannon Nelson



Matt Roberts
Mental Health America of Greater Dallas



2013 DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference
Irving Convention Center

Presented by the Greater Dallas and Fort Worth Metro Chapters AFP


The Best Committee in the World is planning the The Best Conference in the World for Friday, June 7th. Committee chairs and committee members have met several times this fall. They have gathered at the Irving Convention Center, toured the facility and created the site map. Tasks have been assigned and the committees have begun checking their to-do's off their to-do list.

Omni Hotels & Resorts returns as Luncheon Sponsor. Additional sponsors include

Clarkson Davis, Vip Reception Sponsor, OneStar Foundation's Texas Connector, and track sponsors M. Gale & Associates, Project Partners, RAZ Mobile and The Whitestone Group. Exhibitors to date include Belo Mansion, Benefit Bidding, BidPaul, Inc., Brookhaven Country Club, Crescendo Interactive, Greater Giving, Paperleww Transaction Corp Push2Pay, Recognition Products of the Southwest, Marketing Communication Resource, Inc., and

Renaissance Hotels of DFW. 


The 2013 CFRE Review Course will be held in conjunction with the conference on June 5th-6th, also at the Irving Convention Center. For more information contact Fran Lobpries, CFRE Review Course Chair, 469-955-4976 or


Some of the best fundraising professionals in the industry will share their knowledge with an estimated 450 attendees. Make sure you have the The Best Conference in the World included in your schedule and in your budget.


If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, contact Lindsay Zimmerman, 214-743-1220,


For details about registration levels and fees, visit the Conference website. If you are interested in volunteering or more, contact:


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


Nancy Swartz, Conference Co-Chair, Fort Worth Chapter,, 817-312-9364


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News of Note 

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


Texas will have its first Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Texas Legislative Action Day on January 29, 2013, engaging nonprofit professionals from across the Lone Star State in public policy through a safe, legal and skill-building process to support the vibrancy of Texas' nonprofit sector.


January 8th is the early bird registration deadline for the Greater Houston AFP Chapter's Ask the Experts Conference


Jessica Weidman and her husband welcomed a new daughter, Taylor Marie Weidman, on December 13, 2012.


Are you an event planner? Click here for a complimentary pass to PartyFest 2013, January 9th at Dallas Market Hall.


The Greater Baton Rouge AFP Chapter and Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area will host Grantsmanship  Grantwriting training February 4-8, 2013. For more information go to


Texas Christian University Office of Extended Education is offering non-profit fundraising classes beginning January 30th. 
2012 Greater Dallas AFP Youth in Philanthropy honorees Isabelle and Katherine Adams met a $50,000 challenge grant to benefit their Paper for Water non-profit organization.
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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Greater Dallas Chapter AFP January Luncheon


Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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 Wednesday, January 16th)

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

After January 16th or registering on-site, $35 for AFP members,
$50 for non-members   







Sue Bailey 
President's Message

Dear Friends,


What a relief, we survived the fiscal cliff scare and now it's on to exciting adventures in 2013! Speaking of adventures, serving in many different roles on the AFP Greater Dallas Board for the past nine years has been a great adventure and a pleasure, and I am now honored to serve as your President. Professional education, networking opportunities and dear friendships have prompted me to say "yes" to various volunteer roles. I hope you will say "yes" to serving on an AFP committee this year, or "yes" to attending monthly luncheons and bringing colleagues.


My praise and thanks to our past president Melanie Perkins and her outstanding and hard working Board. Under their leadership our Chapter continued recognition as both a Ten Star Chapter and Friend of Diversity by AFP International, offered CFRE continuing education credits for our programs and continued our AFP Now! campaign contributions to fund scholarship opportunities for members. As Melanie pointed out during her tenure, AFP is about serving the community and most importantly, serving you our members.


Our goals for 2013 will be building the return on investment and professional credibility of being an AFP member. As a member, you serve with the finest in the profession and strictly follow the standards set in the AFP Code of Ethics. The community recognizes AFP as being synonymous to these high ethics and standards of practice. Hopefully one of the first questions an employer asks during an interview is, "Are you a member of AFP?"


Your 2013 Board will be attending a half-day retreat on February 1st to plan another great year and would love to hear from you. If you have ideas to share, email


Mark your calendars the Wednesday, January 23rd meeting and don't miss the joint meeting between the Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters on February 13th, hosted by the University of Texas at Arlington! Our guest speaker will be Simone P. Joyaux.


In the meantime, I hope that 2013 will offer you pleasant and rewarding adventures as you serve your family, friends, AFP and organizations in our community.


Happy New Year,


Sue Bailey


Greater Dallas Chapter AFP   

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.


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Job Listing Service 

Do you need help reaching your fundraising goals for 2013? I've been in the field for 28 years (back to when we were NSFRE!) and am available for consulting. I am skilled and experienced in grant writing, 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

The Providence House, Shreveport, LA, seeks a Director of Development
. 5 years fundraising experience, advanced degree preferred. CFRE a plus. Proven track record in vultivating and developing donor prospects. Ability to work with a variety of fundraising software. Email cover letter, resume and salary history to Jovon Brumfield, Director of Human Resources,


National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) seeks a Director of Major and Principal Gifts - Corporate Giving. Bachelor's degree and 7 years progressively responsible experience in development or closely related field required. Demonstrated success in fundraising for programs required, including track record of securing seven-figure corporate gifts. Experience with Fortune 500 corporations and high-level executives desired plus an interest in and knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math education. For complete description or to apply, go to  


The Senior Source seeks a Director of Planned Giving. Bachelor's degree, 5 years experience in planned giving, demonstrated success in cultivating and securing gifts. EEO. Send cover letter and resume to, no phone calls.


The University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences, Office of the Dean, seeks an Associate Director for Development. Bachelor's degree and minimum 5 years experience in major gifts fundraising or a sales environment. Apply online at


Howard Payne University seeks a VP/Development. Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and proven track record of fundraising success with minimum 10 years experience. Employees are expected to embrace the Christian mission and purpose of the university and lead lives of service through active involvement in Christian activities both on campus and through a local church with preference being given to applicants who are Baptists. Send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to


San Antonio Children's Museum seeks a VP/Advancement. Bachelor's degree, 7-plus years of fundraising experience and demonstrated record of success in a comprehensive development department. Job description at Deadline for resumes, cover letters and three references sent to is 5 PM, Friday, January 18, 2013.


The Arthritis Foundation seeks a Senior VP/Development South Central Region. Bachelor's degree, CFRE and/or master's degree preferred. 7 years experience and demonstrated success in development and fundraising with an emphasis in nonprofits. For more information contact Lon McClimon, Human Resources,  


CitySquare seeks a Development Coordinator. Bachelor's degree in English, marketing/communications, human services or other field. 2 years administrative experience and/or 3 years of database administrations. Send resume, cover letter and three references to Amira Barger, Director of Development, and Deadline January 25, 2013, start date as early as January 28, 2013. 


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


2012 Chapter President Melanie Perkins (center) congratulates new CFREs Faith Barnard (left) and Mary Freeman at the December Holiday Luncheon.