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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                                October 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 Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Greater Dallas Chapter, here's a
coupon for $50 off membership dues
to redeem by mail or online. Offer good for new members only.

Congratulations to Tanya Downing on her new position as Director, Foundation Development for the Emergency Medicine Foundation at The American College of Emergency Physicians.


Congratulations to Greater Dallas AFP board member Tori Correll on earning her CFRE designation last month!

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, RSVP


50 years ago the Association of Fundraising Professionals released its first code of ethics for fundraising.


If you're a fundraising professional with zero to five years experience, then the 2014 Fundamentals of Fundraising Course, October 9th & 10th at Dallas Baptist University, will put you on the path to success.

"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,
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 

Anne Thomas,
Executive Conversations Chair 

Jessica Weidman, Mentor Chair

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



Welcome, New Members!
Meagan Burton

Sarah Jane Haney
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Leeanna Ward

Jamie Winholtz
Dallas Symphony Orchestra



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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"Volunteer Engagement Best Practices"

Tammy Richards, CEO, Volunteer Center of North Texas

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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 October 15th):

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

After October 15th or registering on-site:

Luncheon Only $40 for AFP members, $55 non-members

Tammy Richards   

Tammy L. Richards, MBA, is a senior executive with a passion for growing businesses and non-profits. Tammy is proud to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Volunteer Center of North Texas. Previously, Tammy has been a Vice President in the Educational Technology division of Texas Instruments and Chief Operating Officer of the Southern Methodist University Lyle School of Engineering. She has an engineering degree from Texas A&M University and a MBA from Harvard University. Tammy has experience building and leading teams in high-technology, non-profits, higher education, and public school education. Her volunteer service includes serving since May 2010 as a trustee of the Plano Independent School District, a district with 55,000 students and a budget of $500 million. She served as Board President from 2011 through 2013. Tammy is Past President of the Board of Head Start of Greater Dallas, a $40 million non-profit agency that serves 4,000 low-income preschool children. In addition, Tammy is past co-chair and past steering team member of the Greater Dallas Chamber Women's Business Conference. Tammy served on the Advisory Board of the Women's Issues Council for the Greater Dallas Chamber, is a member of the Executive Women's Roundtable, and has completed Leadership Texas, Leadership Dallas, and Leadership Plano. 


Online registration closes on October 15, 2014 at 10 PM. After that date, register by fax, mail or email using the downloadable form posted at


Diana Marquis
Dear Greater Dallas AFP Members,

Today is a good time to be an AFP member in Dallas. You have a dedicated board of directors working for you, and we all started out just like you. We would attend a meeting occasionally, learn something useful, and go on about our business. Then we would need help with a problem, a question or a situation, and the light bulb would go off. "I wonder if someone at AFP could help me?" Then we would reach out to a member or contact the AFP office and more often than not, we would have the solution.

Board elections are coming up soon, and you'll have the chance to vote for people who have taken that extra step. They are ready to give back. They are ready to volunteer, to serve as secretary, treasurer or chair of a program. I invite you to take that next step and volunteer to serve on one or more committees such as Hospitality, AFP Now!, Membership, Programs, or the DFW Philanthropy Conference.

Volunteering, a term on the board and committee service are ways to hone your professional and leadership skills as well as a chance to meet some really cool people. You have joined AFP so we know you are serious about your profession. Now, join the professionals who make it happen for everyone else. Give me a call or send an email or contact our AFP Dallas Chapter office via our website to learn about becoming an AFP volunteer.

After elections in October, our National Philanthropy Day Luncheon will be November 14th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Dallas. This event shines a spotlight on philanthropy in Dallas. Not only do we honor local philanthropists, volunteer fundraisers and a student, but we also recognize foundations and corporations for their philanthropic work in our community. And we honor one of our own as the Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year!

As fabulous as these awards are, you can honor one of your own donors and volunteers with a personalized award at your table. Check our website for details.

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

A leading foundation seeks a Director of Donor Relations and Giving. 8 plus years experience in development with a focus on developing and implementing a measurable donor relations and stewardship strategy. Experience managing a portfolio of donors a plus. Application deadline is November 1, 2014. Send resume and cover letter to Include "Donor Relations" in subject line. 

Junior Achievement Dallas seeks a part-time clerical/data staff member. 25-28 hours a week. High school degree and two years administrative experience, experience with Microsoft Office Suite and relational databases required. Associate degree and experience with CRM database software preferred. Submit resumes to  

Motivated professional with proven skills in data interpretation,  project coordination, and budget analysis seeks a position as project manager with key emphasis on infrastructure. Master of Public Administration, M.P.A., Public Policy from The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX. Email Jerrod Alford,

Association of Persons Affected by Addiction seeks a Resource Development Director. Minimum 2 years fund development experience with a proven track record. Contact for full job description or submit resume and cover letter.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star seeks a Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations. BA required in related field with a minimum 10 years of nonprofit fundraising experience. Full job description at  Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to and include "VP for Corporate and Foundation Relations" in the subject line.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star seeks a Vice President for Major Gifts. BA required in related field with a minimum 10 years of nonprofit fundraising experience with a focus on individual major gifts. Full job description at submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to and include "VP for Major Gifts" in the subject line.

Texas Tech University Institutional Advancement seeks a Development Officer - Gift Planning. Bachelor's degree and 3 years' experience in fundraising or related field. For full details go to and search for 258BR, or send resume to Byron Kennedy, Box 45025, Lubbock, TX 79409,

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF seeks a Major Gifts Officer. Bachelor's degree and minimum 5 years relevant work experience. Ability and willingness to travel. For full job description and to apply go to

Rainbow Days, Inc. seeks a Director of Individual Giving. 5-8 years of nonprofit development experience, including at the senior level, proficient with donor databases (knowledge of eTapestry or Blackbaud a plus, proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Excel. CFRE preferred. Submit resume by email to Tiffany Beaudine,

Rainbow Days, Inc. seeks a part-time Communication Coordinator. 20-25 hours a week. 3 to 5 years marketing/PR/communications experience. Proficient with design software and Microsoft Office. Submit resume by email to Tiffany Beaudine,

University of North Texas seeks a Senior Director of DevelopmentFor more information and to apply go to

Military Child Education Coalition seeks a Vice President of Development. Minimum 5 to 7 years experience in leadership roles in development operation or comparable organization. Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred. For more information go to Send cover letter and resume to Shellie Campos, Director Human Resources, at by October 31, 2014.

Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc. seeks a Database Development Associate. Raiser's Edge experience, advanced knowledge of relational database system management, bachelor's degree required. Send wage history and requirement in body of a cover letter or email to Include resume detailing Raiser's Edge experience as an attachment. No phone calls.

UTMB Health seeks an Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. Bachelor's degree and 8 years related experience minimum, master's degree and 10 years experience preferred. Apply online at for job opening ID #41420. Email Audrey at with questions.      

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