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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                                  November 2012 
In This Issue
2012 Officers & Directors
Welcome, New Members
2013 DFW Conference Date Announced
News of Note
Chapter Contact Information
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

Diana Marqus, CFRE,


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

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Welcome, New Members!  


Ann Abraham

Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command


Jack Bunning
Dallas Historical Society
Dr. Jerry Carlisle, Jr.
First Baptist Church of Plano
Kathleen Dowse
Check-In for Good

Melanie Rachelle Hast
Redeemer Seminary
Zahra Coburn Perez
Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas
Melody Pomraning
Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command

Barb Reynolds

Caron Texas


Ashley Terrell

Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command


Nancy Woodson

Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command 




2013 DFW Conference Date Announced
Irving Convention Center

The 33rd annual AFP DFW Philanthropy Conference will be held on June 7, 2013 at the Irving Convention Center. The conference is co-presented by the Greater Dallas AFP Chapter and Fort Worth Metro AFP Chapter. If you are interested in helping plan the conference, contact Judy Wright or Nancy Swartz:


Judy Wright, 2013 Conference Chair, Dallas Chapter,,  
214-941-8578 x225


Nancy Swartz, Conference Co-Chair, Fort Worth Chapter,


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News of Note 

Make your reservations now for the 2012 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon. 


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


Click here to read "Reframing Funding" by Dr. Mary Brumbach, CFRE, just published in the November-December issue of AFP's Advancing Philanthropy journal, read by over 25,000 fundraisers worldwide.

Grant Writing USA will present a two day Grant Writing Workshop in partnership with the North Central Texas Council of Governments in Arlington, December 6-7, 2012.   
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




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President's Message

Dear Members and Friends,

Melanie Perkins with Scott Murray  

November is my favorite month - lots to be thankful for, such as friends like Michelle West and our 2012 National Philanthropy Day emcee Scott Murray (pictured center and left, helping me promote NPD on KLIF radio), family, food and fun! Also a lot to do, including buying tickets or tables for the November 30th celebration of NPD. Show your donors and staff how thankful you are for their hard work and dedication by including them in your NPD luncheon celebration. 


The 2012 National Philanthropy Awards Luncheon, presented by AFP Greater Dallas Chapter and KERA, will be held on Friday November 30th from noon to 1:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion. Click here for registration and sponsorship information.

This is your luncheon and a time for the Dallas area philanthropic community to shine. See you there!




Melanie Perkins


Greater Dallas Chapter AFP   

Greater Dallas AFP President Melanie Perkins 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 

Hill College seeks a Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness. Master's degree in higher education or related field with emphasis on strategic planning, research and/or evalutation. Experience in higher education preferred. Some travel required. Open until filled. Direct inquiries to Human Resources, Hill College, 112 Lamar Dr., Hillsboro, TX 76645, 254-659-7732, fax 254.659.7737. 


YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas - Park cities seeks a Director of Development. 3 to 5 years experience in completing successful annual and capital campaigns and a bachelor's degree in communication or related field. Experience with fundraising software, maintaining databases, print and broadcast media preferred. For more information click here.


Dallas AfterSchool Network seeks a Director of Development. Bachelor's degree, minimum of 3 to 5 years fundraising experience in Dallas-area non-profit, demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office, fund development software and desktop publishing software. Send resume to, include "Director of Development" in subject line. No phone calls, please.


The Senior Source seeks a Director of Planned Giving. Bachelor's degree with 8 years experience in development, demonstrated track record in cultivating and securing gifts. Knowledge of Raiser's Edge required, and Crescendo/PG Calc desired. EEO employer. Submit cover letter and resume to, no phone calls.


University of Dallas seeks a Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer. Bachelor's degree and proven experience in development, proposal writing and organizational fundraising. Apply online at and include a resume and cover letter.


The Perot Museum of Nature & Science seeks a Director of Corporate Giving. Bachelor's degree and 3 to 5 years experience in frontline fundraising. Go to, "Careers," for job details and to apply.


Good Samaritan Society Denton Village seeks a Director of Resource Development. Bachelor's degree, 3 to 5 years work experience in a comprehensive resource development program, demonstrated results in fundraising. Send cover letter, resume, references and salary expectations to Michael R. Larson, Good Samaritan Society - Denton Village, 2500 Hinkle Dr., Denton, TX 76201, 940-383-2651, fax 940-382-9306,


The Scott & White Healthcare Foundation has a number of positions open for development and non-development professionals: Executive Assistant to the President & Chief Development OfficerGrant WriterCorporate Coordinator to handle a portfolio of 100 corporations/businesses/organizations for various projects across the system; Director of Development for Major Gifts, McLane's Children's Hospital, CFRE or other certification preferred, 5+ years' experience in raising major gifts required; Gift Officer Temple/Killeen Region, 3+ years' experience required; Planned Giving Officer; and Database Coordinator. For more information contact Matthew Wright, VP/Philanthropy & Operations, or call 254-709-3564.



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