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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                        June 2015   
In This Issue
Job Listing Service
2015 Officers & Directors
Welcome New Members
Chapter Contact Information
President's Message
News of Note
If you have not already done so, you can still register onsite for the 2015 DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference, Friday, June 12th. 

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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!

Renee Barfoot
Dwell with Dignity

Nicole Conda
Inner Dot

Nancy Jackson
Home Hospice of Grayson County

Jim Sullivan
Circle Ten Council Boy Scouts of America

Karen Martinez
Wesley Village

Janet Palmer
UT Arlington College of Business



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
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 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

In honor of its 55th Anniversary, AFP International is offering a $50 discount to new members joining in the Professional and Associate Member categories by June 30, 2015.  

Join online at and use Promo Code JUNE15.


President's Message


Dear Friends,

Diana Marquis


I hope you've registered for the DFW Philanthropy In Action Conference on June 12th. It's just days away and you don't want to miss a moment. All of the bases are covered in this one-day conference: Annual Giving, Best Practices, Board and Volunteer Relationships, Donor Development, Major Gifts, Marketing and Communications, Non-Profit Leadership and Planned Giving. We are also privileged to have Vern Snyder, ACFRE, presenting "Building A Successful Career Successfully."


Penelope Burk and Suzanne Smith, our keynote and closing speakers, are worth the price of admission by themselves. If you haven't already done so, you can still register onsite, so see you there!


June is the halfway mark for this year's Dallas Chapter AFP Board of Directors. 2015 marks 35 years of AFP in Dallas. This year the board is moving the organization forward with more emphasis on social media, a mentor/mentee initiative, and inclusive programming. My personal project has been to bring the past into the present by identifying and reaching out to past presidents of the Dallas AFP Chapter. Twenty-nine men and women have led our organization since 1980; some are retired, some have moved away and some are deceased, but most are still raising money in Dallas. It will be my honor to convene this group later this month.


Even though our fiscal year is half over we still have six more months of programs, events and professional development on the calendar. Fundamentals of Philanthropy is coming up as well as our annual National Philanthropy Luncheon in November. We will also have networking events and an Executive Conversation, so check our website for details.


The Dallas Chapter is in the middle of its annual AFP Now! campaign. You may ask, "Why should I 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 for the facility, the meal and other expenses. The Dallas Chapter of AFP is a nonprofit organization. We are volunteer-run with the help of a paid chapter administrator. 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. Go to to make your donation.



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.

 Click here for information a Raiser's Edge/Crystal Boot Camp, June 24-26, 2015.

 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.