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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                        July 2015   
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Job Listing Service
2015 Officers & Directors
Welcome New Members
Chapter Contact Information
President's Message
News of Note

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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!

Ashley Agnew

Jeanine Alpert
Plano ISD Education Foundation

Dan Bailey
Just Say Yes

Victoria Clow

Nikki Dew
Embrace Waiting Children

Emily Garvin

Robert Goodman
American Heart Association

Lindsey Landman
American Heart Association

Michelle Lemming
Texoma Health Foundation

Matilda Louree
Habitat for Humanity

Talia Sampson
North Texas Food Bank

Jeff Serrano
American Cancer Society

David Shallenberger
Genesis Women's Shelter & Support

Kat Watson
Linking the World

David Wehrly
American Heart Association

Zac Whitley
American Heart Association
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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


The DFW Philanthropy Conference was last month, so that means summer is officially here. Penelope Burk and Suzanne Smith were amazing! Six hundred of my closest friends were with me at the Irving Convention Center. Were you there? If not, make your plans for next year.


And speaking of making plans, register for our next luncheon program, August 26th at noon at Arlington Hall. Milton Key, Partner, Alexander Haas, Inc., will present the findings of the 2015 "Giving USA Report on Philanthropy." This is sure to be a sold-out event, so make your reservation early.


It might be the middle of the summer, but your AFP Board is still working hard for you. We just held our first Young Professionals Happy Hour. We also hosted a New Member Happy Hour and five of AFP Dallas' past presidents joined me and chapter president-elect Judy Wright for our first-ever President's dinner.


July won't be completely void of programs. Terry Axelrod will be joining us for an Executive Conversation. This sold-out program was created to offer a unique and intimate program for our AFP members with ten years or more experience as professional fundraisers.


Our National Philanthropy Day Luncheon will be coming up on Friday, November 13th. Stay tuned for a special announcement concerning that event.


Before I close, I'm proud to share with you that the North Texas Chapter of Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and the Greater Dallas AFP will once again present, "Gift Planning on the Run" beginning in September. This is the second year for this joint effort, and it's already sold out. There is a waiting list so if you are interested, go to the North Texas PPP website.


I know I've mentioned this before, but it bears repeating - we are in the middle of our AFP Now! Campaign. You may ask, "Why do I need to contribute to AFP Now!? I already pay membership dues and I pay to attend the monthly luncheon programs." The answer is simple - monthly dues are shared with International AFP and monthly luncheon fees pay a fraction of the cost. The Greater Dallas Chapter AFP is a nonprofit organization. If you think we are doing a good job or think we need to do a better job, then we need your support. Please make your contribution now. Click here to make your donation and support your chapter.



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

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.