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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                                July 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 


"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.
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Presented by the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning North Texas Chapter and the Greater Dallas Chapter AFP. 


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!
Laura Muniz



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

Kudos and more kudos go to Sue Bailey for her extended service as President of the AFP Dallas Chapter Board of Directors. Sue and her fellow board members are volunteers. Her leadership provided stability so that the volunteer committees who worked on the DFW Philanthropy Conference, the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, the CFRE Review Course, and Fundamentals of Fundraising Course could do their jobs.


As the incoming President I am pleased to have a solid team to support the Dallas Chapter. Our programs have been excellent due to the creative thinking, planning and outreach by Jennifer Pearson and Janet Davis. Two experienced board members, Mary Freeman and Christina Moore-Salinas, are serving as Treasurer and Secretary, respectively. Deborah Montenan is working hard to spread the word about all the scholarships we have for our members.


First time board members for the AFP Dallas Chapter are taking leadership roles to move some of our projects to the next level: Darrin Goldin, Youth in Philanthropy; Sarah Elliott, Hospitality; and Tori Correll, New Membership Orientation. I wish space allowed me to mention others doing great work.


There are twenty-three members of your AFP Dallas Chapter Board of Directors. We are here to serve you, to help you move your career forward, to offer continuing education, and to support each other in times of transition.


Please feel free to email or call me and to introduce yourself to me at our next meeting. I want to know what you think. I also want you to get involved with our chapter by joining one or more of our committees. Fundraising is more than asking people to support your cause. It's also about relationships, including relationships with other fundraisers. AFP is here for you.




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   
University of Missouri - Columbia (Mizzou) seeks a Senior Director of Development, College of Veterinary Medicine. B.A. required, 3-5 years progressively responsible fundraising and/or alumni and volunteer relations management, preferably in a development office. Submit cover letter, resume and four professional references. References will not be contacted until later in the search process. Send to Robert Driver c/o Gonser Gerber LLP, 1776 Legacy Cr., Suite 100, Naperville, IL 60563 or via email to

The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division Chicago IL seeks an Executive Director of Development & Communications. Minimum of 15 years fundraising experience and 7-10 years of increasingly responsible leadership within a fully-integrated development program, preferably with a sizable staff. Application deadline August 8, 2014. Email cover letter and resume in confidence to John F. Marshall, Sr., Vice President, Jeffrey Byrne & Associates,


YMCA of Greater San Antonio seeks a Vice President of Financial Development. Bachelor's degree, minimum 5-7 years experience in successful fundraising, preferably the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of annual, major, capital and planned gift donors in the YMCA or other large nonprofit organization. Full job description at Application deadline July 25, 2014. Email resume, cover letter and list of three references to


University of North Texas seeks a Senior Director for Corporate and Foundation RelationsFor more information and to apply, visit:

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas seeks a Vice President of Development. 8 years senior management experience, demonstrated success with development, capital campaign and annual campaigns. Demonstrated board and volunteer relations and strong community relations. No phone calls. Click on "Careers" at the bottom of page, www.ymcadallas.orgDeadline August 1, 2014.


Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation seeks a Database Specialist. For job description go to  Send cover letter and resume to


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


Traffick911 seeks a Director of Development. Master's degree preferred, minimum 5 years non-profit development or direct sales and management experience. Send resume to Deena Graves,


Frisco Family Services seeks a Development Director. Bachelor's degree with minimum 5-7 years of fundraising experience, preferably in Collin County, demonstrated leadership and 3-5 years supervisory experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and donor databases. Capital campaign experience a plus. Submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to


Junior Achievement Fort Worth seeks a Director of Development and Events. Full job description at Email resume to Randal Mays, President,


Per Scholas Inc. seeks a Managing Director Dallas Region. Bachelor's degree, master's degree in technical field, business, non-profit management or public policy preferred. Minimum 3 years management experience. Application deadline July 14, 2014. Contact Human Resources Director Annette Allen,


The Senior Source seeks a Development Associate. Bachelor's degree required, 2+ years fundraising experience preferred. Knowledge of Raiser's Edge a plus. Submit resume and cover letter to


Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep seeks a Director of Development. Bachelor's degree, 3+ years fundraising experience, staff management experience, understanding of local donor communities. Application deadline July 15, 2014. Email resume and letter of interest to


Good Samaritan Society Denton Village seeks a Director of Resource Development. Written and oral communication skills, ability to measure quantities, work and percentages, decimals and dollar figures. High school plus life experience or some college, must have prior experience in like or related position. Application deadline July 30, 2014. Apply at


Howard Payne University seeks a Major Gifts Officer. Submit application at


Goodwill Industries of Dallas seeks an Annual Giving and Special Events Manager. College degree, 1-3 years development, marketing or event management experience. Experience with annual giving, direct mail and online, management of special events, grant writing and donor stewardship activities required. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, database management essential. Send resume to


Promise House seeks a full-time Grant Writer with 1-5 years experience. Submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements 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