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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                                November 2014   
In This Issue
News of Note
2014 Officers & Directors
Welcome New Members
Chapter Contact Information
President's Message
Job Listing Service
News of Note



If you've been waiting to join the AFP and the Greater Dallas Chapter, here's a 
coupon for $50 off membership dues 
to redeem by mail or online. New members only through November 30, 2014.

The North Texas Chapter of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning has established the George L. Wolff Memorial Scholarship Fund to provide annual membership dues for up to four eligible applicants. Deadline for 2015 scholarships is December 1, 2014. has published results of its 2014 Fundraising Technology Trends Study.

Benevon is offering a free sustainable funding seminar on November 20, 2014, 1-2:30 PM at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library. For key organizational leadership, including board members, executive directors, CEOs, development directors and volunteers. Space is limited, click here to RSVP.

"Gift Planning on the Run" is a 6-session course designed to assist you in implementing a gift planning program. Veteran gift planning professionals will lead classes and demystify charitable gift and estate planning. You will learn industry best practices and leave with plans and sample materials to get you started. Course held October 2014 through March 2015, second Tuesday of the month, from 8 to 10 AM, at the Parkland Foundation. Click here for more information. SPACE IS LIMITED.
Presented by the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning North Texas Chapter and the Greater Dallas AFP.

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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2014 Board of Directors


Diana Marquis, CFRE,


Sue Bailey,

Immediate Past President

Judy Wright,

VP/External Affairs

Kimberly Humphries, CFRE,


Janet Davis, CFRE

VP/Professional Advancement

Luanne Samuel, CFRE,


Mary Freeman, CFRE, 


 Christina Moore-Salinas, CFRE, 

Secretary & 2014 NPD Chair  



Tori Correll, CFRE,
New Member Orientation Chair
Larry Crouch, CFRE,
Governance Chair

Sarah Elliott, Hospitality Chair

R. Michael George, CFRE, At Large

Darrin Goldin,
Youth in Philanthropy Chair
Cameron Hernholm, CFRE,
Public Relations Chair

Holly Hull Miori, AFP Now! Chair

Deborah Montonen, CFRE,
Scholarship Chair
Jan Murfield, CFRE, 2014 DFW Conference Co-Chair
Jennifer Pearson, CFRE,

Programs Chair 

Melanie Perkins, At Large

Anne Thomas,
Executive Conversations Chair 

Jessica Weidman, Mentor Chair

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



Welcome, New Members!
Susan English
Vogel Alcove

Leona Harder
North Dallas Adventist Academy

Ester Ippolito
Nasher Sculpture Center

Karen Matney Brown
Open Arms, Inc.

Jaime Olinske
University of Texas at Arlington

Beverly Pop
East-West Ministries International

Lon Ricker
Frisco Family Services

Stacey Ritter

Sally Stillings
Kellermann Foundation

Kristie Wisniewski
Prison Entrepreneurship Program



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






NPD invitation

Diana Marquis
Dear Greater Dallas AFP Members,

It's November, and you know what that means, right? Our annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon is just around the corner. Every year, for the past twenty-eight years, the Dallas Chapter of AFP has honored the best of the best in philanthropy. This year is no exception as we honor: Katherine Perot Reeves, Outstanding Philanthropist; Chris Kleinert, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser; Children's Cancer Fund, Outstanding Foundation; BlueCross BlueShield of Texas, Outstanding Corporation; Charlsie Doan, Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy; and Milton Key, Outstanding Fundraising Executive. This is a fantastic group of people and organizations who have made it their mission to make Dallas a better place for everyone who lives here. I look forward to seeing you at the Hyatt Regency on Friday, November 14th.


But our celebration of philanthropy doesn't stop in November. Make plans to attend our annual Holiday Luncheon at the Communities Foundation of Texas. On December 10th we will hear from Jean-Claude Saada, President and CEO of Cambridge, Inc. and founder of the Saada Foundation and the Cambridge Mindful Living Foundation, which focus on health initiatives.


The 2015 slate of Greater Dallas AFP officers and directors has been elected, and we are already working on new collaborations, a new professional development subscription package, and a new mentoring program, just to name a few of our initiatives. You may ask, "How does any of this help me become a better fundraiser?" A collaboration with another professional organization helps AFP Dallas present better educational programs. A subscription package makes it easier for you, the member, to schedule and budget your professional development. Our mentoring program helps the new fundraiser learn from the experienced professional, and the experienced fundraiser learn a fresh perspective from the younger generation.


The Greater Dallas AFP board of directors and fellow members are available to help you with your career, to offer suggestions for your fundraising challenges, and, most important of all, to be your friend and colleague. See you at NPD!

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.

Job Listing Service

The Salvation Army seeks an Associate Planned Giving Director. 2-3 years planned giving experience and bachelor's degree required. Territory sales and relationship development experience, excellent communication and presentation skills, Track record of achieving goals. Deadline November 10, 2014. Send resume to

University of Missouri - Columbia (Mizzou) seeks an Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. BA required, 5 to 7 years progressively responsible fundraising and/or alumni and volunteer relations management, preferably in a development office. Substantive corporate and foundation relations experience preferred. Submit cover letter, resume and 4 professional references confidentially to Robert Driver, Gonser Gerber LLP, 1776 Legacy Cr. #100, Naperville, IL 60563, or email

Audubon Texas/National Audubon Society seeks a Major Gifts Officer. Bachelor's degree, 5-7 years significant nonprofit fundraising experience. To apply go to, email

Hope Cottage seeks a Development Associate to oversee the development and management of a volunteer fundraising group. Proficient in MS Office, some experience with donor databases. WordPress experience preferred. Excellent organizational, writing and editing skills. Send resume and cover letter to, no phone calls.

Texas Tech University Institutional Advancement seeks a Development Officer for the College of Arts and Sciences. Bachelor's degree and 5 years' experience in fundraising or related field. For full details go to and search for 1889BR or send resume to Kathy Johnson, Box 41081, Lubbock, TX 79409,

Texas Tech University Institutional Advancement seeks a Development Officer for the National Ranching Heritage Center. Bachelor's degree and 5 years' experience in fundraising or related field. For full details go to and search for 1937BR or send resume to Kathy Johnson, Box 41081, Lubbock, TX 79409,

University of North Texas seeks a Senior Director for Corporate RelationsFor more information and to apply, go to

University of North Texas seeks a Senior Director of Development for Communication InitiativesFor more information and to apply, go to

Temple Emanu-El seeks a Director of Development. Candidates should be degreed, have 5+ years of development experience and a record of successful capital campaign management or direct participation in a high-level staff role of a fundraising campaign. Experience with Raiser's Edge preferred. Submit resumes and salary history to


Christian Community Action seeks a Gifts Officer. Bachelor's degree, advanced degree preferred. 2-plus years of nonprofit fundraising or sales experience, gift experience preferred. Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office Suite and constituent relationship management system required. Email for more information.

Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity seeks a Manager of Foundation Partnerships. 3-5 years professional fundraising experience required. Proficient with word processing, database, spreadsheets and scheduling software, email communications. Raiser's Edge a plus. Bachelor's degree in related field, master's preferred. Availability to work on Saturdays and evenings. Can type 40 words per minute and able to lift up to 35 pounds. S
ubmit cover letter, resume and salary requirements by email only to No phone calls.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation seeks a database coordinator. 2 years' Raiser's Edge experience preferred. Proficient in Microsoft office. Send cover letter and resume to Anne Smith,


JDRF seeks a Development Director. Bachelor's Degree required; CFRE a plus.  5-7+ years fundraising experience with 3-5+ years in a supervisory capacity. Computer proficiency, time management skills, ability to travel locally required, occasional overnight travel and evening/weekend work. Go to and click Search for Jobs and choose your preferred location.


Jonathan's Place in Garland seeks a temporary events and volunteer manager to work during the holiday season. Send questions and resume to

Children's Advocacy Center for Denton County seeks a Development Officer. Bachelor's degree. 3 plus years experience in non-profit development, marketing, public relations and volunteer management Supervision and Raiser's Edge experience a plus. Application at Email application to or mail to CACDC, 1854 Cain Dr., Lewisville TX 75077.


Animal welfare non-profit seeks fundraising volunteers to give 3 to 5 hours a week. To learn more forward your resume and letter of interest to


The Children's Heart Foundation Texas seeks individuals in Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston interested in coordinating a dinner for their local Ronald McDonald House in February 2015. Send your contact information to


Hope for the Heart Plano seeks a Development Specialist. Bachelor's degree and 5 plus years of experience. Fax or email resume and cover letter to Fax 972-212-9208. No phone calls, please.

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