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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                                  March 2013 
In This Issue
2013 Officers & Directors
2013 DFW Conference Date Announced
News of Note
Chapter Contact Information
President's Message
Job Listing Service

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 
Cheryl Reynolds, Collegiate 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






Welcome, New Members!

Chuck Anderson
Mission Advancement Professionals

Sarah Elliott
Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind

Marilyn Evans
First Tee of Greater Dallas

Diane Fullingim
Ronald McDonald House of Dallas

Kim Hana Hollwedel
Methodist Richardson Medical Center Foundation

Elaine Kollaja
Paper for Water

Pattie Mayfield
Hall-Voyer Foundation

Kris White
Food Allergy Research & Education
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2013 DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference
Irving Convention Center

Presented by the Greater Dallas and Fort Worth Metro Chapters AFP


Good investments play a major role in successful fundraising. Your investment in attending this year's Conference will play a major role in the success of your fundraising efforts. This year's event, presented by Grant the Good, takes place on Friday, June 7th at the Irving Convention Center.


The Conference Committee has reserved a block of rooms available June 4th - 8th at the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas, convenient to the Irving Convention Center. The deadline for making reservations at the special rate of $149 plus tax per night is May 13th. Read more! 


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


Visit the Internet for more information:



News of Note 

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


Want to get involved with AFP? Join the National Philanthropy Day Committee! We have FUN! Our next committee meeting is Thursday, March 28th at Clarkson Davis, 6301 Gaston Ave., Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75214. For more information contact Tanya Downing, (214) 819-1222 or  

Mission Advancement will host a seminar on Building and Managing a Major Gifts Portfolio on April 11th. Email for more information.

The 31st MidAmerica Conference on Fundraising takes place May 5-7, 2013 in Wichita, KS.

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




Promote your business or event on the Greater Dallas AFP website!




  Chris Westfall, Best Selling Author & Consultant


"The New Elevator Pitch: When You Change Your

Story, You Change Your Results!"


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

11:30 - Noon: Networking and Registration

Noon - 1 PM - Lunch and Program 

Arlington Hall at Lee Park

3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75219

Early bird registration (received by March 20th):
$30 AFP Members / $45 Non-Members

After March 20th or registering on-site (if available):
$35 AFP Members / $50 Non-Members

Chris Westfall 
The New Elevator Pitch is more than just a two-minute speech, it's a method of influential communication for the digital age. You have more ways than ever to connect, but are you making real connections? When it's time to stand and deliver, you've got to have a story that sells. What would it mean to know you could influence the audiences that matter most? Join us and share insights from the National Elevator Pitch Champion, because when you change your story, you change your results!


Chris Westfall is the national elevator pitch champion and author of The NEW Elevator Pitch. He has appeared on CNN, ABC-NEWS, NBC-TV, and in The New York Post. He's coached clients on Dragon's Den, and helped secure multi-million dollar revenues and investments for a variety of organizations. Serving as a coach and consultant, he's worked with Cisco, RE/MAX, Unilever, HP, and dozens of other Fortune 1000 companies. An award-winning MBA instructor at a top-20 business school, he is widely recognized as an expert on marketing, branding and leadership. Passionate about helping tomorrow's leaders, Chris is the publisher of The Millennial CEO by Daniel Newman. He has spoken at the University of Chicago, SMU, Southeastern Panhellenic Association, Kansas State, The University of Pennsylvania, OSU, Alpha Omicron Pi, TCU, and Texas A&M. Originally from Chicago, he resides in Dallas with his wife and two daughters, and is an avid supporter of the performing and visual arts. 


Deadline to register online at is Wednesday, March 20th. After that date, make reservations by fax or mail on a space-available basis.  








Sue Bailey 
President's Message

Dear AFP Friends,


Thanks to all who attended the first ever joint monthly meeting of the Dallas and Fort Worth AFP chapters in February! It was a sunny day for our journey to UT Arlington and we had two awesome speakers sharing great information to 218 attendees. And we will get to join our Fort Worth friends again at the DFW Philanthropy Conference, June 7th at the new Irving Convention Center. Mark your calendars and register by March 30th for the Early Bird rate.


More to celebrate! Once again the Greater Dallas AFP Chapter was honored by AFP International as a 2012 Ten Star Chapter. The requirements for receiving this award are challenging and comprehensive. A chapter must reach at least 10 benchmark goals that include outstanding programs, and leadership in educating about the value of philanthropy, ethics and wise stewardship. Thanks to the efforts of our 2012 Board and especially our past president, Melanie Perkins, we were awarded this honor for the 11th consecutive year! Less than half of AFP chapters achieve this status. And it gets even better. We were also honored by AFP International with the Friends of Diversity Award for the second year. Our thanks to the outstanding efforts of our Diversity Chair, Mack Campbell. The Greater Dallas Chapter membership can be proud of its chapter.


A great opportunity to show your appreciation to our Chapter would be a gift of any size to our 2013 AFP Now! campaign. Our goal is increasing the percentage of membership participating because in our annual campaign we do fall behind other AFP chapters. Please consider making a gift today that will give back to our membership through scholarship funds. 100% of your AFP Greater Dallas Board has given to the AFP NOW campaign.


If you are attending the International Conference in San Diego in early April, mark your calendars to attend the FREE District H gathering on Sunday evening, April 7th. For additional details and networking with fellow Dallas members, please email me at 


I hope to see many of you at our March meeting - you will not want to miss the energetic message of our speaker, Chris Westfall! 

Best regards,


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.


Job Listing Service 

Mothers Against Drunk Driving seeks a Chief Development Officer. The candidate has achieved quantified results, building, leading, and managing a high-level development program. Exceptional communication skills. Minimum 7 years fundraising experience is required. Experience in national or regional nonprofit organizations working with field affiliates highly desired. Telecommuting will be considered. Nominations and applications for this position will be accepted by contacting Raylene Decatur, Kittleman & Associates,

Seminary of the Southwest Austin TX seeks a Director of Donor Relations. Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Minimum 3 to 5 years experience in fundraising, CFRE and/or AFP member preferred. Job description at Deadline for resumes, cover letters and references sent attention Joyce Penland to is Friday, April 5, 2013.

Publishing Concepts, LLC seeks a  Professional Fundraising Sales Executive. 2 to 3 years major gifts experience and exposure to annual fundraising. Send letter of interest, current resume to Chuck Boyle,

Rice University seeks a Director of Development - Gift Planning. Proven fundraising experience, preferably in a multi-unit, research-intensive higher education instutution. Solid knowledge of planned giving and related areas. Application deadline October 4, 2013. Visit for complete description. Send all confidential formal letters of interest, up to date resumes and nominations to Gail L. Freeman, President, Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC,


Rice University seeks a Director of Development - Wiess School of Natural Sciences. Proven fundraising experience, preferably in a multi-unit, research-intensive higher education instutution. Application deadline October 4, 2013. Visit for complete description. Send all confidential formal letters of interest, up to date resumes and nominations to Gail L. Freeman, President, Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC,


Pursuant seeks a Director, Account Planning (Strategy). 8-plus years project management, fundraising ad or agency experience. Apply online at

Howard Payne University seeks a Capital Campaign Director. Bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Proven track record in capital campaigns and/or major donor solicitation, demonstrated leadership. Experience in Raiser's Edge preferred. Send resume and cover letter with salary requiremens to


Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas seeks Caital Campaign Project Manager (Contract Assignment). 7-10 years fundraising experience with specific experience and proven track record in capital campaigns. Send resume, cover letter and compnsation requirements to with "Capital Campaign Project Manager" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


The Warren Center seeks a Chief Executive Officer. Ideal candidate has at least 10 years senior leadership experience with experience in the nonprofit sector preferred. Bachelor's degree required, MPA or MBA preferred. Proven fundraising skills a plus. For more information, go to www.thewarrencenter.orgSend resume to Charlotte Keany, or fax 214-821-3845.


The Salvation Army seeks an Annversary Senior Developmet Associate. Three years working with Raiser's Edge in conjunction with special events, donors or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must have valid Texas Drivers License, bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field. $40 - $45,000 annually depending on experience. EEO. Click here to apply. 

Catholic Charities of Dallas seeks a Senior Grant Writer. Bachelor's degree, 5-plus years grant writing experience, previous experience with non-profit fundraising and proven record of grant awards. Send writing sample, resume and cover letter to Brenda Huffman, Director Human Resources, or


Cancer Support Community North Texas seeks a Senior Director of Development. Bachelor's degree, 10 years development experience. Major gift fundraising experience, staff management experience. For full description go to Deadline for sending resume and salary requirements to Mirchelle Louis, CEO, is March 15, 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





AFP Joint Meeting Speakers
From the recent Dallas/Fort Worth AFP joint chapter meeting, l to r: Greater Dallas chapter president Sue Bailey, speaker Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, speaker Jason Lee, General Counsel for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Fort Worth Metro chapter president Michelle West.