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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                                  October 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

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

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

Welcome, New Members!

Jennifer Banda
Friends of Wednesday's Child
Kelly Glasscock
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Rachael Oats, CAE
NATA Foundation
Lisa Shear
The Salvation Army
Danielle Thompson
Children's Medical Center of Dallas


Dodie Wooldridge

Children's Medical Center Foundation




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News of Note 

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


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


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


Sharon King, VP OF Development for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas, will receive the 2012 "Each Moment Which Matters Award" from the Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation at its annual awards luncheon on Friday, October 19th. Sharon was nominated by Austin College in Sherman for her service to the college as a trustee and founding co-chair of the Austin College Parent and Family Council. Sharon was also recognized in April of this year by the Women's Council of Dallas County as its Outstanding Individual Member for her decades-long community service. 

The Communities Foundation of Texas raised a record $14.4 million during its annual
North Texas Giving Day campaign.

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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Executive Conversation with Karen Osborne
Tuesday, October 23, 6-8 PM at the Warwick Melrose Hotel
Click here for more information and a registration form. Seating is limited! 

 Chapter Educational Program & Workshop/Luncheon

Go to to view the 2012 schedule of events


KAREN OSBORNE, The Osborne Group, Inc. 


 Wednesday, October 24, 2012


10 - 11:30 AM: Workshop

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 Wednesday, October 17th)

Luncheon Only: AFP Members $30 / Non-Members $45

Workshop & Luncheon: AFP Members $60 / Non-Members $75 


After October 17th or registering on-site

Luncheon Only: AFP Members $35 / Non-Members $50
Workshop & Luncheon: AFP Members $65 / Non-Members $80 


WORKSHOP: "Taking Your Donor Visits to the Next Level"

Whether you're a seasoned veteran or just getting started, we guarantee improving your donor visits and solicitations. Join us for a hands-on, experiential, fast-paced, and information packed session. Together, we'll share fail proof ways to secure difficult appointments, plan a visit for strategic outcomes, uncover your listening weaknesses, identify fixes, hone your questioning skills and ensure that every visit ends with a, "yes," to a next strategic step.


LUNCHEON PROGRAM: "Today's Trends and Philanthropic Marketplace" 

Together we'll explore critical trends and business savvy advice and apply it to your program. We'll discuss how you can use the latest thinking, research, and data. Sharing challenges and finding practical solutions to your tough problems make this conversation a standout. You'll walk away with fresh ideas and concrete plans that are sure to work.

Karen Osborne   

Nationally and internationally recognized as a consultant, executive coach and presenter, Karen Osborne receives invitations from around the world to work with not-for-profits and institutions both large and small. Firsthand experience backs Karen's work. For 18 of her 34 years in the business, Karen led outstanding philanthropy operations and successfully managed campaigns as large as $200 million. As a consultant and campaign counsel, her experience is wide and varied, including helping organizations and institutions develop and engage high performing boards, building internal capacity, and achieving campaign goals. Considered an industry thought leader, Karen has many published articles, serves on leadership panels, and is often featured in industry magazines and blogs. The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) awarded Karen the Crystal Apple for Outstanding Teaching and Public Speaking. Karen serves on the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation board, and is an adjunct faculty member for Johns Hopkins University's graduate certificate program, teaching philanthropy to aspiring nonprofit CEOs and board leaders. 

Deadline to register online at is
Wednesday, October 17th. After that date, make reservations by fax or mail on a space-available basis. 


President's Message
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Dear Members and Friends,


Wow! This is my reaction every year when I see the list of honorees for our National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon. This year is no exception - see for yourself:

  • Outstanding Philanthropists - Abby and Todd Williams
  • Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer - Sarah Losinger
  • Outstanding Foundation - Dr. Bob and Jean Smith Foundation
  • Outstanding Corporation - Southwest Airlines
  • Outstanding Fundraising Executive - Lesly Bosch Annen
  • Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy -
    Katherine & Isabelle Adams

Told you! The other word that comes to mind is "Now!" - as in now is the time to buy your tables and tickets. The plural words are intentional. This luncheon affords you the opportunity to say "Thank you" to staff, board and donors in one fell swoop! We all know time is money, and this luncheon is a solid investment in both.


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 

Frisco Family Services seeks a Development Director. 5-7 years fundraising experience, 3-5 years of supervisory experience. Full job description can be viewed at Email resume and salary requirements to, or mail to PO Box 1387, Frisco, TX 75034. No phone calls, please.       


Dallas Historical Society seeks a Development Associate. 1-3 years fundraising experience, excellent writing skills, database proficiency, excellent communications skills and an interest in history and culture. Email cover letter, resume and salary history to Phone inquires and letters without salary history will not be accepted.


Trinity University seeks an Assistant VP/Campaign Director. Bachelor's degree, master's degree preferred. 7 years fundraising work, preference given to candidates with experience comparable to university environment. Willingness to travel. Submit cover letter, resume and three current professional references to Trinity University, Office of Humany Resources, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212, 210-999-7507,


Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command seeks a Major Gifts Associate. Bachelor's degree. Minimum two year's Progressive Donor Experience. Strong Raiser's Edge & CFRE preferred. Send resume, references and salary information to


Teach for America seeks a Managing Director, Community and District Partnerships (DFW). Bachelor's degree, 7-plus years work experience building district/school relationships and managing teams preferred. Proven ability to build and leverage relationships. Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Comprehensive benefits package.    


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