Register for educational luncheon meetings for 2020 ! Discounted rates, guaranteed seat, send a colleague in your place if you can't make it. Deadline is January 31, 2020!
Nichole Franks
January 22, 2020
Arlington Hall at Turtle Creek Park
11:30 AM (check-in), 12-1 PM (lunch & program)

Building an Equity and Inclusion Foundation Starting with Our Experiences

Nichole Franks, Director of Equity and Inclusion at the Alcuin School will explain the essential connections to understanding diversity, equity and inclusion that start with our own culture and experiences, and strengthen understanding of your own professional and personal experiences through the lenses of Equity and Inclusion. 

Online/early bird registration closes January 15th. After that date pay onsite. New in 2020, discounted registration rates for Young Professionals age 30 and under!
Shawn Wills
Dear Friends,

Happy New Year and new decade! I am truly honored and humbled to serve as your Greater Dallas AFP Chapter president, and am thrilled to kick off the 2020s with you.  

I have been a member of this chapter for nearly 15 years, and throughout this time I have connected with many of you, whether that’s been serving alongside you on the board, working together in the community, or just leaning on one another for friendship and support. AFP has been an extremely important and rewarding part of my career, and a valuable resource for me over the years. And for those whom I have yet to meet, I look forward to connecting with you and working alongside you as we navigate this new decade of fundraising and leadership.

As we enter our 41st year, I am most excited to partner with you to strengthen our chapter, boost membership, and provide you with important, relevant programming along with development and training on issues you care about, and those that will help you in your careers. I firmly believe we can achieve these goals by embracing innovation and by developing a culture where diversity and inclusion is a critical part of our strategy — not because it’s “trendy,” but because it just makes sense.

And that fits right in with our first luncheon of the year featuring Nichole Franks, Director of Equity and Inclusion at Alcuin School in Dallas. In her presentation, Building an Equity and Inclusion Foundation Starting with Our Experiences , Nichole affirms that without changing who we are, we can't learn to value differences among others by viewing our own professional and personal experiences through the lenses of equity and inclusion. Register here for what promises to be a very insightful luncheon on January 22! 

In closing, I want to give a big TEXAS-SIZE thank you to the incredible accomplishments of the 2019 Greater Dallas AFP board and committee members, led by Jan Murfield . It has been a joy to serve alongside you and I am forever blessed by your friendship and counsel. The commitment and leadership of this board has laid a strong foundation for our success.

Wishing you all the best this new decade and beyond, and looking forward to exciting programs, professional development and networking opportunities.

Very best regards,

Shawn Wills, CFRE
President, Greater Dallas AFP

P.S. Don’t forget to take advantage of the savings by subscribing to our 2020 Professional Development Subscription. It's an easy and cost-effective way to take advantage of year-round programming.
Thanks to Our 2019-2020 Chapter Sponsor
Texas Capital Bank
Teamwork photo
  • Megan Hughet, Jubilee Park & Community Center
  • Katherine Weaver, North Texas Food Bank
  • Courtney Bagot, North Texas Food Bank
  • Marcus Baker, North Texas Food Bank
  • Stephanie Brigger, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
  • Nicole Bursey, Frisco Family Services Center
  • Jill Cumnock, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas
  • Erin Fincher, North Texas Food Bank
  • Mary Freeman
  • Jayci Giaccone, Essilor Vision Foundation
  • Kevin Hall, Grant Halliburton Foundation
  • Diane Kao, North Texas Food Bank
  • Milton Key, Haggai International
  • Hallie Larson, Caring for Children Foundation of Texas
  • Talia Sampson McAllister, North Texas Food Bank
  • Barbara McColm, M. Gale & Associates
  • Zahra Coburn Perez, North Texas Food Bank
  • Vanessa Peterson, Retina Foundation of the Southwest
  • Jessica Quinonez, North Texas Food Bank
  • Juliet Rogers, Nasher Sculpture Center
  • Sally Rudd, Volunteer Now
  • Carole Rylander, Rylander Associates
  • Roy Stanford, Texas Baptist Men
  • Michael Whiteside, DFW Humane Society
  • Shawn Wills, Women's Business Council Southwest