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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                                  March 2012 
In This Issue
2012 Officers & Directors
Welcome, New Members
News of Note
Chapter Contact Information
Chapter Luncheon Event
President's Message
Job Listing Service

2012 Board of Directors


Melanie Perkins,


Sue Bailey,


R. Michael George, CFRE,

Immediate Past President

Tara Dunn,

VP/External Affairs

Rebecca Rhule, CFRE,

VP/Professional Advancement

Cheryl Reynolds,


Anne Thomas,


Christina Moore-Salinas, CFRE




Mack Campbell, Diversity Chair
Larry Crouch, CFRE, At Large
Tanya Downing, Governance

Abi Erickson, NPD Chair
James N. Falk, CFRE, At Large

Mary Freeman, AFP Now! Chair

Victor Korelstein, CFRE, 

Scholarships Chair

Ann Letteer, Programs Chair

Deborah Montonen, CFRE, At Large
Cindy Palmer, New Member Orientation/Mentoring Chair
Barry Smink, CFRE,

Youth in Philanthropy Chair
Judy Wright, DFW Conference Co-Chair

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

Welcome, New Members!

Carrie Clark
Wesley-Rankin Community Center

Lynn Davis
North Texas Tollway Authority

Anne Jackson
American Red Cross

Ann McIntyre


News of Note 

 For information about the 2012 International Conference on Fundraising in Vancouver, BC, April 1st-3rd, to to

Mark your calendar for the 2012 AFP DFW Philanthropy Conference, "Innovative Fundraising: Work Smarter, Not Harder," with keynote speaker Tom Ahern. Friday, June 8th at the Arlington Convention Center. Join the Fort Worth Metro & Greater Dallas Chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for one of the largest regional gatherings of fundraising professionals, experts and vendors.

Mark your calendars for the 2012 Fundamentals of Fundraising course, Thursday and Friday, October 18th-19th, at Dallas Baptist University.

The Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives holds its annual Association Day on Friday, April 2nd at the Irving Convention Center.


Want to know where nonprofit groups are located, who they serve and what services they provide? Click here for more information about the new "Texas Connector" by the Onestar Foundation.


Click here to read "Growing Philanthropy in the United States," a report by Adrian Sargeant and Jen Shang on the June 2011 Growing Philanthropy Summit in Washington, DC.  

AFP renewing members can take advantage of a one-time offer to set up an installment plan for their dues. Click here for more information. 

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) by 5 PM, the first Friday of each month.



Moving? 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, 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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Chapter Educational Session & Luncheon


MICHAEL J. SORRELL, President, Paul Quinn College 

"Philanthropy: Even When You Think You Have

Nothing to Give"  


 Wednesday, March 28, 2012


11:30 AM - Noon: Networking

12-1 PM - Luncheon and Program

 Arlington Hall
 3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75219

Early bird registration (received by Wed., March 21st)


After March 21st or registering on-site


Michael Sorrell

Paul Quinn College President Michael J. Sorrell tells the story of the journey to create a culture of fundraising and philanthropy among students and citizens from under-resourced communities. It is this quest that has led Paul Quinn College to partner with fundraising experts Dr. Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and Nelson Bowman of Prairie View A&M University to create one of the few Fundraising & Philanthropy programs in the country at Paul Quinn College.

As the 34th President of Paul Quinn College, Michael J. Sorrell is leading the school in an aggressive turnaround. Under his guidance, the school has embarked upon an agenda that stresses academic rigor, accountability and a commitment to student services. His vision is to build a nationally renowned institution of higher education that produces Quinnites with enlightened minds, passionate spirits and the capacity to lead in the global marketplace. Michael received his J.D. and M.A. in public policy from Duke University. While in law school, he was one of the founding members of the Journal of Gender Law & Policy, and served as the Vice President of the Duke Bar Association. He graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in government. Michael currently serves on the boards of Amegy Bank, Children's Medical Center, the North Texas Public Broadcasting Company, Inc. and KIPP Truth Academy. He received the "Excellence in Education" Distinguished Alumni Award from his high school, St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago. He has been named "Educator of the Year" by the Dallas Black Police Officers Association, SouthFair CDC, and the IMA of Greater Dallas. He has also been honored by the NAACP and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dallas. 

Deadline to register online at is
Wednesday, March 21st. After that date, make reservations by fax or mail on a space-available basis. 

President's Message

Dear Friends,
Melanie Perkins headshot
The accolades keep pouring in! I am proud to announce that the AFP Greater Dallas Chapter has received the 2011 Friends of Diversity Designation. Our chapter serves as a model for all chapters to emulate in accomplishing diversity related goals. We are one of only 39 chapters out of a total of 229 to receive this prestigious designation.


Jan Ziegler, CFRE, who spearheaded the campaign, summarizes this achievement: "One of the things I have always appreciated about my AFP colleagues is their warmth and generosity of sharing. I can always count on them to be accepting and understanding, so it is no surprise that our Dallas chapter board and members have worked hard to earn the AFP Friends of Diversity designation. Thanks to everyone for their help in making our diversity efforts a success, especially the Diversity Committee: Tanya Downing, Diana Marquis, CFRE, Sharon King, Rebecca Rhule, CFRE, Anne Thomas and Roger Wedell, Ph.D."


And more great news, for more than 10 years in a row and since the inception of the award, the AFP Greater Dallas Chapter has been honored by AFP International as a Ten Star Chapter. Ten Star chapters make up less than half of AFP's total chapters, and demonstrate outstanding programming and leadership in educating the public about the importance of philanthropy and wise giving.


Kudos to all!







Melanie Perkins
Greater Dallas AFP President 

Melanie 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 


Holy Trinity Catholic School in Grapevine, Texas, seeks a President. Must be a practicing Catholic, hold an academic degree and experience in strategic planning, financial management, institutional advancement, marketing, public relations. Master's degree and strong business experience preferred. Email 1) an introduction letter addressing skills, 2) resume, 3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of five professional references, 4) a statement addressing the value of today's Catholic elementary school, including its unique Catholic identity to: HTCS Search, Catholic School Management, attention Jennifer Kensel at


Paul Quinn College seeks a Director for its newly created Fundraising and Philanthropy Program. Earned master's degree or doctorate (preferred) in education, sociology, business, community development, or a related field and a combination of experience totaling at least 7 years (teaching, management or practice required. Must demonstrate an understanding of fundraising practice and theory; an understanding of philanthropy, especially within African American and other communities of color; and evidence of effective leadership at the program level. Experience as a fundraiser and/or leader of an academic program preferred but not required. Interested candidates contact Lori Price at


The National Council on Family Violence seeks a Director of Development. Must have a bachelor's degree in business administration, marketing/PR, human services, journalism or related field, or any combination of related education and experience. 3 to 5 years experience in fund development for not-for-profits required, preferably national in scope, plus a minimum two years administrative experience in budgeting and managing employees. Proven track record in fund raising of major gifts. Must be willing to live in Austin, TX . To apply go to to download and complete an application and email to or fax to 512-306-9887. A resume without an application will not be accepted.


The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston seeks a Director of Development, part of the agency leadership team representing the ERJCC with foundations, corporations and individuals. The director supervises 2.5 full time employees and reports to the Executive VP. Excellent benefits including on-site child care and fitness center. Email resumes and salary requirements to Joel Dinkin at


The University of Texas at El Paso seeks a Regional Director of Development. Bachelor's degree and five years' experience plus travel required. Demonstrated ability to analyze and manage data, excellent research and writing skills, and able to plan special events and long term campaigsn. Resume and letter of interest required, go to for more information.


Just say YES - Youth Equipped to Succeed seeks an Administrative Assistant. Qualified candidates should have excellent computer skills (MS Office, Word, Excel), strong verbal and organizational skills, be task oriented, prioritize well, and type at least 40 WPM. Some lifting required to process UPS shipments and keep stock organized. Full time with benefits! Based in Richardson, TX. Casual and friendly work environment. Email resume to

Just say YES - Youth Equipped to Succeed seeks a Program Coordinator. Full time position with benefits, salary commensurate with experience and the opportunity to advance. We are looking for a team player with an outgoing personality. Sales experience and computer skills required. Casual and friendly work environment. Email your resume to

The Catholic Foundation seeks a Development Associate. Required: 5+ yrs exp; tech, website and social media experience; proficient in Word, Excel and Powerpoint; bachelor's degree (marketing/communications major preferred); commitment to the cultivation and stewardship of donors donors; and knowledge of the Catholic community. Send resume and cover letter to titled "Confidential." No phone calls. 

Southwest Christian School seeks a 
Director of Advancement. Must have a master's degree, CFRE certification and ten years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization, with demonstrated success in a development function managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources. Application deadline is March 30, 2012. To apply go to www.southwestchristian.organd scroll down to the employment page and select the Certified applications, then follow the instructions.

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