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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                        October 2015   
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President's Message
News of Note
Donate to the 2015 AFP Now Campaign and you'll be entered in a drawing to win 
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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!

Nhu Bui
Susan G. Komen

Robin Daniels
Methodist Health System Foundation

Susan Holmes

Laurie Johnson
Girls on the Run DFW Metroplex

Jennifer Knoeber
Jericho Road Dallas

Anne Lacey
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Stephanie Lucero
Texans Can Academies

Brian Marques
Ser-Jobs for Progress National, Inc.

Alena Oglesbee

Dulari Paramasivam
CNM Connect

Stuart Williams
Lumin Education

Nancy Wolff
American Heart Association


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

















" Camp John Marc - A Model for Success"
Presented by Vance Gilmore, Executive Director,
Scott Miller, Vice Chairman, and 
Kevin Randles, Associate Executive Director

Sponsored by
Philanthropy Focus logo
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
11:30 AM - Noon: Networking
12-1 PM - Program
Arlington Hall at Lee Park
3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219

SAVE on early bird registration (received by October 21st):
$30 for AFP members, $45 for non-members

After October 21st or registering on-site:
$40 for AFP members, $55 for non-members

Camp John Marc
As Camp John Marc celebrates its 25th anniversary we will look back at its humble beginnings and hear from  Vance Gilmore, Executive Director, Scott Miller, Vice Chairman, and Kevin Randles, Associate Executive Director   on the keys to success that have led Camp John Marc to be a model for similar camping programs across the country, and their roles in leading Camp John Marc into the future.

Vance Gilmore  (right) received his u ndergraduate degree in special education from Oklahoma University and  has a m aster' s  d egree in therapeutic recreation. Vance  has served as a  national b oard m ember of the American Camp Association (ACA),  wa s a b oard m ember of Providence Christian School and  also served on the  Community Advisory Board of the Junior League of Dallas.

Scott Miller (center) is Vice Chairman of Camp John Marc. Scott has a bachelor's degree from Baylor University Hankamer School of Business and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Dallas.  Scott is Chief Innovation Officer and partner with Sendero Consulting. In his spare time Scott runs triathlons.     

Kevin Randles (left) is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and has earned both his BBA and MBA in finance. Kevin is a volunteer at Children's Health and is a member of the American Camp Association (ACA).  

Online registration closes on October 21, 2015 at 10 PM. After that date, register by fax, mail or email using the downloadable form posted at .
Dear Friends,
Diana Marquis

What's the difference between the Greater Dallas Chapter AFP Now! Campaign and AFP International's Be the Cause?
The answer is, 70% of your donation to this chapter's AFP Now! annual fund campaign stays in Dallas and we send 30% to the AFP International Foundation. This means that we have more for scholarships and programs. The Greater Dallas AFP Chapter is a non-profit membership organization. Only $50 of membership dues paid to AFP International come back to our chapter. This means we need your support. 
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Our AFP Now! goal is a modest one of $8,500. Currently, we have donations and pledges for $4,275.07. The Dallas chapter is a large chapter with over 400 members, and yet to date only 28 of us have contributed to AFP Now! If every member gives $25 to support our chapter, we will easily meet and even exceed our goal. 

Anyone who makes a donation of any size by December 10, 2015 will be entered into a drawing to be held the next day at our annual Holiday Luncheon for an iPad Mini donated by Madeleine Crouch & Co., Inc.
Kudos to those members who have made a monthly credit card pledge. $10 or $20 a month is more manageable for many of us, but any amount will be gratefully received. We thank all those who have invested in their chapter by generously donating to AFP Now! 

Diana Marquis, CFRE
2015 Greater Dallas AFP President 

  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

Early bird registration for the AFP International Fundraising Conference, Boston, MA, March 20-22, 2016 ends October 15th. 

Benevon is hosting a free workshop on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 3-4:30 PM at the Hilton Park Cities. You will learn more about the Benevon model for developing relationships with individual donors. Click here to RSVP.
Click here for more information and to register for the 2015 Fundamentals of Fundraising Course.

Scholarships to cover the cost of the 8th AFP Hemispheric Congress are now available to AFP members. To receive a scholarship, be one of the first 50 members to send an email to explaining why you want the scholarship and how you plan to get the most from the experience. Go to  for more information.

Click here to apply online for a Diverse Communities Scholarship to attend the AFP International Conference on Fundraising, Boston, MA  March 20-22, 2016. The deadline is November 2nd.  

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