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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                                  September 2013 
In This Issue
2013 Officers & Directors
Welcome New Members
News of Note
Chapter Contact Information
Chapter Luncheon Event
President's Message
Job Listing Service
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2013 Board of Directors


Sue Bailey,


Victor Korelstein, CFRE,


Melanie Perkins,

Immediate Past President

Tanya Downing,

VP/External Affairs

Anne Thomas,


Ann Letteer, CFRE

VP/Professional Advancement

Luanne Samuel, CFRE,


Diana Marquis, CFRE, 


 Christina Moore-Salinas, CFRE, 





Mack Campbell, Diversity Chair
Larry Crouch, CFRE, At Large
Janet Davis, CFRE,
Executive Conversations Chair

Tara Dunn, CFRE, At Large
Abi Erickson,
New Member Orientation Chair

Mary Freeman, CFRE, AFP Now! Chair
R. Michael George, CFRE, At Large

Cameron Hernholm, CFRE,
Public Relations Chair

Kimberly Humphries, CFRE,

National Philanthropy Day
Luncheon Chair

Fran Lobpries, CFRE, Programs Chair
Deborah Montonen, CFRE,
Scholarship Chair
Jan Murfield, CFRE, Hospitality Chair
Cindy Palmer, At Large

Jennifer Pearson, CFRE, Governance Chair 
Cheryl Reynolds, Collegiate Chair
Rebecca A. Rhule, CFRE, Mentoring Chair
Barry Smink, CFRE,

Youth in Philanthropy Chair
Judy Wright, DFW Conference Chair

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





Grace Rossi
Welcome, New Members!

Kate Finley
Dallas Summer Musicals
Derek Hopf
Reasoning Mind
Paige Mathiowetz
Volunteers of America Texas
Leslie McCormac
Volunteers of America Texas
Nikki Miller
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School
Kathryn Grace Rossi
Primary Mobile Med International
Lisa Simpson
Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park
Akilah Wallace
Dallas Wome's Foundation
Matt Wood
The Kellermann Foundation
News of Note 


James Holcomb retired as a fundraising professional on June 30, 2013. He plans to continue life and career coaching and mentoring and will continue to check items off his "bucket list," including a 3-month term serving on the Tarrant County Grand Jury. He also plans to volunteer in the substance abuse and mental health arenas. Congratulations to Jim on his fabled career, and many thanks for his years of service to AFP!


Bill McLeRoy will teach a series of fundraising courses through the TCU Office of Extended Education, Wednesday nights beginning September 11th.

Roger Wedell will retire as executive director of Legal Hospice of Texas, apost he has held since 2000, at the end of the year. During his tenure the organization expanded its service area to include a larger region throughout North Texas.


PASSAGES: Robert Vargas died on August 11, 2013. He was president of the Greater Dallas Chapter AFP in 1997. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Mueum of Biblical Art are requested.


PASSAGES: Cindy Colangelo died August 27, 2013 after a long fight with cancer. She served on the board of Metrocrest Social Services and became Chairwoman in 2011.


 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




Promote your business or event on the Greater Dallas AFP website!



Mark your calendar for our next educational program



Kim Smith, Volunteer Center of North Texas


"Recruit, Retain & Receive - the 3 R's of Volunteer Management"


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

11:30 - Noon: Networking and Registration

Noon - 1 PM - Lunch and Program 

Arlington Hall at Lee Park

3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75219

Early bird registration (received by September 18th):
$30 AFP Members / $45 Non-Members

After September 18th or registering on-site (if available):
$35 AFP Members / $50 Non-Members


Kimb Smith   

Kim Smith is senior manager for education and training for the Volunteer Center of North Texas, which serves Dallas, Tarrant, and Collin Counties. Kim works in the areas of professional development training and continuing education workshops for the volunteer management profession, with more than 15 years of direct non-profit experience in leadership and team building, program development and implementation, and community education and building coalitions. Her resume includes nearly a decade in the corporate world of recycling and environmental sustainability, where she focused on client relations, customer service and account management. Kim is president of the Tarrant County Volunteer Managers Association.
Sue Bailey 
President's Message
Dear AFP Members & Friends,


Happy September! School is back in session so be aware of school zones. We had a great turnout at the August meeting on social media, with 17 first time visitors. Mark your calendars for the fourth Wednesday of the month, we have some awesome luncheon programs lined up for September and October.


Now is a great time to be an AFP member. Besides the Professional membership level, there are three new categories: Young Professional 30 and Under, Large Organization and Small Nonprofits. Read more here.


From now through November 30th, new Professional and Associate memberships receive $50 off their membership cost. Just include this coupon when you mail in your application and payment to receive the discount. If you have any questions regarding the membership categories above, please don't hesitate to contact our chapter administrator at or Luanne Samuel, VP/Membership, at


For those new to the field of fundraising, September 13th is the deadline for early registration discounts and scholarship applications for the 2013 Fundamentals of Fundraising Course, to be held at Dallas Baptist University on October 10th and 11th.


How does a round trip for two on Southwest Airlines sound? You could be the lucky winner if you participate in our chapter's innovative annual AFP Now campaign with a tax deductible gift of $100 by October 31st. One of our chapter's outstanding traditions is ongoing networking and sharing of ideas and resources among our members. You can help maintain the Greater Dallas chapter's outreach by giving to the 2013 AFP Now! campaign today. 70% of your gift will stay with our chapter so we can continue to provide member scholarships and offer quality educational programming. Every gift, no matter the size, is important in fulfilling our mission to provide the greatest possible support for our members.


It is truly an honor to be serving as your President this year and I enjoy visiting with you at our meetings and via email. Special thanks to the outstanding Dallas Board and Committee members who generously share their time and talent to make our Greater Dallas Chapter a superior AFP Large Chapter!    


Thank you for giving back to serve our community,

Sue Bailey


Greater Dallas Chapter AFP

Greater Dallas AFP President Sue Bailey 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   

University of Texas at Dallas master's degree student in emerging media and communication seeks a social media internship. Click here for more information.


University of North Texas seeks a Senior Director of Development for the College of Education. For more informaton and to apply go to go to


University of North Texas seeks a Senior Director of Development for the College of Music.

For more information and to apply go to


The North Texas office of the National MS Society seeks a full-time Manager of Corporate Development/Partnerships

in the Carrollton office. Click here to learn more and apply. Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of related experience. Salary up to $65,000.  


Opera San Antonio seeks a Chief Development Officer
. This is a newly created position with a priority to cultivate and expand an existing donor base and build the development department. Email confidential resume, letter of interest and three references by September 20, 2013 to Include the name of the position in the subject line of your email.


Friends of Wednesday's Child seeks a FundDevelopment Manager. Bachelor's degree from accredited university and 3-plus years demonstrated success in fundraising. Prior experience in relations base nonprofit environment versus a transaction environment, high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office and E-Tapestry, Constant Contact and WordPress. Prior experience creating marketing and PR collateral. Send resume, cover letter and salary expectations to No phone calls, please.


Friends of Wednesday's Child seeks an Operations Manager. Bachelor's degree from accredited university and 3-plus years managing an office, preferably in a nonprofit environment, including all aspects of accounting and preparing budgets and financial statements for a business. High level proficiency with Microsoft Office, accounting software and donor databases, Peachtree and E-Tapestry preferred. Send resume, cover letter and salary expectations to No phone calls, please.

Dallas Black Dance Theater seeks an Annual Fund Manager. Bachelor's degree and two years experience in fundraising required (individual giving and grant writing preferred). Must have experience with Tessitura or similar donor management software. Email cover letter and resume along with salary requirements to No calls, please.

The National MS Society seeks a Development Coordinator for its North Texas Walk MS campaign series in Dallas, Ft Worth and Waco areas. Ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree and two years of event related experience and solid communication skills. This is a full-time position based in Carrollton, TX. Salary up to $37,000. Click here for more information and to apply.


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