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Greater Dallas Chapter E-Newsletter                                                        September 2015   
In This Issue
Job Listing Service
2015 Officers & Directors
Welcome New Members
Chapter Contact Information
President's Message
News of Note
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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!

Kathleen Gibson
Southwestern Medical Foundation

Brian Lee Grosheider
Southwestern Medical Foundation

Pam Stephenson King
Dallas Arboretum

Adam Morgan

Kay Schlankey
Southwestern Medical Foundation

Jana Shafer
Galaxy Counseling Center

Katy Sinor
Southwestern Medical Foundation

Stephanie Vidikan
Southwestern Medical Foundation

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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






"Passing Values Through Giving - A Philanthropic Conversation"
John Castle (The Dallas Foundation)
Judy Gibbs (Communities Foundation of Texas)
Sarah Kozmetsky Miller (RGK Foundation)
Lesly Bosch Annen, CAP, CFRE (Annen Consulting)

Co-Sponsored by North Texas PPP
North Texas PPP
Tuesday, September 15
 11 AM - 11:15: Networking
11:15 - 1 PM: Luncheon Program

Communities Foundation of Texas
5500 Caruth Haven Ln.
Dallas, TX 75225

$45 for AFP and PPP members, $55 non-members

As gift planners, fundraisers and advisors working with affluent donors, understanding the connection between giving and values is paramount. Join a panel of outstanding Dallas philanthropists, John Castle, Judy Gibbs and Sarah Kozmetsky Miller, moderated by Lesly Bosch Annen, as they discuss how they link their giving to their values, who is involved in transferring their vision and how they are planning to leave a meaningful legacy.

Online registration closes on September 8, 2015 at 10 PM. After that date, register by fax, mail or email using the downloadable form posted at .
Dear Friends,
Diana Marquis

Our first meeting after our summer break was a smashing success! Milton Key delivered an outstanding program on the Giving USA report to a full house. There was even time for questions. This was a great kick-off for philanthropy in Dallas in the fall. And, fall is here. Morning temperatures are in the 70s, not the 90s, school zone signs are blinking, and every day I receive half a dozen emails from nonprofits reminding me to support them on September 17th, North Texas Giving Day.
North Texas Giving Day is now part of the annual fundraising landscape for many nonprofit organizations in North Texas, 2,100 according to the NTX Giving Day website. I noticed there are also 32 sponsors listed on the website. Hopefully, that means more funds to be distributed to the agencies. Remember, only donations made by credit or debit cards or donor advised funds will be accepted. Good luck to all!
AFP Board elections are coming up soon, and you have the chance to throw your hat in the ring. Are you ready to serve your AFP Chapter? Volunteering, board, and committee service are ways to hone your professional and leadership skills as well as a chance to meet other 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, send me an email or contact our AFP Dallas Chapter office to learn about becoming an AFP board member or a volunteer. Think about it, the Dallas AFP Chapter needs you, so step up, give back, make a difference.
The AFP Dallas 30th Annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon will be November 13th at the Hyatt 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, we also recognize foundations and corporations for their philanthropic work in our community and acknowledge one of our own as the Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year. This year we will present a Special Recognition award to one of our long-standing supporters, Scott Murray. It's not too early to make your reservation by purchasing a table or tickets.
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. Join us on September 15th for a meeting co-hosted by the North Texas Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. See you there!

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

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.  

Karen Martin, CFRE, is the new advancement counsel to B.H. Carroll Theological Institute, and joins  Paul Quinn College this week as executive director of its Center for Fundraising & Philanthropy (undergraduate business administration degree). 

Sue Bailey is the new Chief Development Officer for The Hope Center in Plano.

Cheryl Reynolds will be dancing once again in the Spectacular Senior Follies show with the Class Act Tap Company, September 17th-20th. For tickets or more information please go to  or the Eisemann Performing Arts Center at 
Click here for more information on Gift Planning on the Run 2015-2016, a six-week session course designed to assist you in implementing a gift planning program.

  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.