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Fort Worth Metro Chapter Newsletter

June Chapter Meeting & Luncheon

Monday, June 13, 2016
11:30am - 1:00pm
The Fort Worth Club
12th Floor
306 West Seventh Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Program Title: 
"Donors by the Decades"

A panel will be discussing what donors need at each stage in their lives (20s and 30s versus 50s, 60s and beyond)

For example, what are their interests? What types of gifts do they prefer giving?  How does their giving evolve?  How should the institution respond differently as donors change and age?

Panel led by: 
Nancy Jones 
Nancy E. Jones is the President/CEO of the North Texas Community Foundation.  The Foundation - a vehicle to carry out donors' charitable wishes and to provide a means for legacies to be left for our area - currently has assets over $218 million and awarded grants and scholarships of $14.7 million in 2015.  The Foundation is based in Tarrant County and serves 11 counties in the North Texas region.
Jones has a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky at Lexington and Masters and Bachelors degrees in Economics from the University of Southern California.  Read more...

     Stephanie Baker
Stephanie Baker was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University in College Station where she graduated in December of 2010 with a B.A. in Communications. Stephanie works for the North Texas Community Foundation engaging the next generation of philanthropists in our community by creating educational programming and establishing a giving circle to teach emerging philanthropists about effective charitable giving.
Stephanie is an active member of the Fort Worth community. She is the TCU Kappa Alpha Theta Advisory Board Chair, serves on the Board of Trustees at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and volunteers as an active member in Fort Worth Junior League.

Katherine Curtis, CFRE
President's Message

June 2016

Three big cheers for the excitement created by our AFP chapter!
1) Peyton Salavarria, our Director, Membership Recruitment, hosted an amazing new member orientation on April 22. We were able to share with our newest members all of the wonderful ways to get involved with our Chapter. Did you miss it? Never fear. Peyton will host another one in the fall, so stay tuned for details.
2) Congratulations to Larry Bisno and the entire committee who made the DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference a huge success! I am proud to have a wonderful team of fundraising professionals that boast the honor of hosting one of the largest regional AFP conferences in the United States - and definitely the largest in the South!
3) We are halfway through our year, so let's give a big thank you to our amazing program team. Led by Amy Shackelford, VP Professionals Development and Julia Summers and Lindsay Garner, co-directors, Programs, our chapter programming this year has been top notch! Working with a committee, this team has provided us with wonderful opportunities to network and learn.
I look forward to seeing you at our June 13 chapter meeting led by Nancy Jones and Stephanie Baker from North Texas Community Foundation. Their topic, Donors by the Decades, will cover what donors need at each stage in their lives.

Katherine Curtis, CFRE
Girls Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains
2016 CFRE review!
Members of the AFP Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters attended the CFRE Review in May and volunteered to help our friends and colleagues prepare for the test.
Welcome to our New Members
So glad you have joined us!  Let us know what we can do for you - that's why we're here!!!

Mrs. Leah M. King
United Way of Tarrant County

Mrs. Nancy Manion Blinn
Dental Healthy of Arlington, Inc.

Dr. David P. Manuel, PHD
University Donor Advisors
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*For a list of 2016 Program Dates and Titles, CLICK HERE
November 17, 2016
Cendera Center

Stay tuned...award honorees will be announced soon!

Awards include:
- Distinguished Philanthropist
- Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
- Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
- Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive
- Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

*If you would like to join the NPD planning committee, please contact Karen Derrick or Erin Wescott at [email protected] 

2016 AFP Web/Audio Conferences
AFP 2016 Webinars are offered in partnership with CNM Connect - West Campus.  
Sessions are available at $10 for AFP members, $15 for non-members.  Use discount code "fwafp" at check-out.

Dates and subjects appear below.   
CNM Connect - West Campus
2701 W. Berry Street, Ft. Worth 

12:00 noon -1:30 p.m.-AFP Webinar and Brown Bag Lunch
Feel free to come a little early to network.

Tuesday, May 26, 2016
"How to Make a Successful Call on a Major Donor Prospect"
- Gail Perry, CFRE

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2016 AFP Fort Worth Chapter Scholarships

1) John A. Davis Scholarship
for chapter members with 10+ years in the fundraising profession; used to fund advanced educations opportunities

Deadline: November 15, 2016
Amount: up to $750

2) Bill McDaniel Endowed Scholarship
- for chapter members with less than 5 years in the fundraising profession; covers the cost of the annual Friends of Fundraising course

Deadline: August 14, 2016
Amount: $350 (the cost of the FOF course)

3) Chamberlain Scholarship
- for chapter members who have never attended the AFP International Conference; covers all but $10 of the registration fee, and $500 to reimburse travel

Deadline: October 1, 2016
Amount: covers all but $10 of the registration fee ($585 value), and $500 to reimburse travel

4) AFP/FW Diversity Scholarship or AFP International Diversity Scholarship
for a fundraising professional who self identifies as coming from an eligible diverse community as defined by AFP (African-America, Asian, Faith-Based, GLBT, Hispanic, Jewish, or Rural) -OR- a fundraising professional employed by an eligible AFP diverse community where 50% or more staff are from that diverse community or a nonprofit organization that serves a 50% or more eligible client base; used to fund advanced educations opportunities

Deadline: October 1, 2016
Amount: $1,500 (conference fee plus reimbursement for travel, hotel and meals)

Contact Nancy Fisher at: [email protected]
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For those interested in being matched with an AFP Mentor, please click on this link and complete the mentoring form, and email it back to AFP Office.  Matches will be made as soon as possible depending on need and availability.

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