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

New! Now you can  Post and view jobs on our chapter website!

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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!

Cathy Allgood

Dan Cahalen
Texans Can Academies

Alice Crawford
DREAM Fund Foundation

Lauren Daitch
Jewish Family Service

Tai Green
Mi Escuelita Preschool, Inc.

Michelle Hanson
Austin Jarvis
Lane Gorman Trubitt, PLLC

Emily Kettlewell

John Lineberger
Prestonwood Christian Academy

Suzanne Martin
South Texas Money Management

Derrick Morgan
UNT Dallas College of Law

Ruth Riggan
National Athletic Trainers Association

Janiece Upshaw
Volunteers of America Texas


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





Sponsored by
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"Social Innovation Funding: Public and Private Resources That Grow Innovative, Community-Based Solutions"


Suzanne Smith, Managing Director, Social Impact Architects

 Wednesday, March 25, 2015

 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 March 18th):

$30 for AFP members, $45 for non-members

 After March 18th or registering on-site:

$40 for AFP members, $55 non-members

 Social innovation funding (or social enterprise) has been around for almost a century through the groundbreaking work of pioneers such as YMCA and Girl Scouts, and today, for almost 50% of all social service agencies, it is not only a principle to earn unrestricted income come for their organizations but is also a way to advance their communities' social and economic goals. By the end of this session, you will have learned how to uncover and evaluate your strengths and assess which social innovation funding opportunities (e.g., social impact bonds, SIF grants) have the most promise for your organization.

Suzanne Smith is founder and managing director of Social Impact Architects. She serves as a coach and consultant for social organizations seeking to maximize the impact of their social strategies and achieve real, measurable results. Having spent the greater part of the past two decades generating innovative and breakthrough social ideas, she has been widely recognized for her success in building and implementing award-winning programs and initiatives within the social sector. She holds a research fellowship at the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University and serves as adjunct faculty at the University of North Texas. She is also a member of the Society of Organizational Learning, serves on the executive committee of the National Board of the Social Enterprise Alliance, and was the 2010 recipient of the Next Generation Social Entrepreneurs Award.  


Online registration closes on March 18, 2015 at 10 PM. After that date, register by fax, mail or email using the downloadable form posted at

Support Your Chapter's 2015 AFP Now! Campaign

Holly Hull Miori
 Dear Friends,

 Why is AFP important to me? How about you? To me, I have built a network of friends and fundraising colleagues, whose expertise continues to inspire me.

 Because of this, I wanted to give back. I want to encourage each of you to join me in the AFP Now! Campaign. What is this, you may ask? The AFP Now! funds help support your local Dallas chapter in providing scholarships and enhance our local programming.

 But why should I do this, you may ask? For me, I wanted to say thank you to my colleagues, and ensure our local programming was top notch. For you, it may be to help the next generation of fundraisers. Whatever your reason, I encourage each of you to give today.

 Our goal for 2015 is $8,500. Will you join me in giving up a few cups of coffee, and click here to make your gift or pledge today!

 If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at or at (972) 883.3728.



Holly Hull Miori, MTS, CFRE

2015 AFP Now! Chair

 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
Penelope Burk
2015 DFW Philanthropy Conference Keynote Speaker Penelope Burk
  Mark your calendars, registration is open for the  2015 AFP DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference  on Friday, June 12th, at the Irving Convention Center. Join us to hear keynote speaker, Penelope Burk , well known for her experience in not-for-profit management, fundraising and research. If you have any questions please contact Larry Bisno, Conference Co-Chair at 972-322-5754 or at .

Your Greater Dallas Chapter AFP has earned

Gold Ten Star and Friend of Diversity designations! Thanks to all the board and committee members and volunteers who helped us achieve this coveted status!

2014 Friends of Diversity logo

Darryl Griffin is now the National Director, Cor Vitae & Mission Advancement Operations for the American Heart Association.


Click here to view the 2015 program schedule and registration details for the North Texas Chapter of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning.


DFW Walk/Run Fundraising Peer Group seeks fundraisers who host walk/run events to start a peer group for discussion and exchange of ideas. Email Maria MacMullin with Cancer Support Texas.


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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