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Welcome to the AFP Dallas Chapter

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 25,000 members in 165 chapters in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. Read more about AFP Dallas.

National Philanthropy Day Customizable Invitation

Click here for a message you can customize with your organization's information, then email or snail mail to key donors to invite them to your table at the annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon!

October 2014 Luncheon Meeting

Our next monthly event will be the October 2014 Luncheon Meeting on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

Time: 11:30:00 AM - Networking
12:00:00 PM - 1:00:00 PM - Luncheon Program : Volunteer Engagement Best Practices
Guest Speakers: Tammy Richards, CEO, Volunteer Center of North Texas
Venue: Arlington Hall at Lee Park
3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219

Online registration for this luncheon has closed. You can still make reservations by fax or mail on a space-available basis by download the reservation form and faxing to 972-490-4219, or emailing it to the .

Tammy Richards

Tammy L. Richards, MBA, is a senior executive with a passion for growing businesses and non-profits. Tammy is proud to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Volunteer Center of North Texas. Previously, Tammy has been a Vice President in the Educational Technology division of Texas Instruments and Chief Operating Officer of the Southern Methodist University Lyle School of Engineering. She has an engineering degree from Texas A&M University and a MBA from Harvard University. Tammy has experience building and leading teams in high-technology, non-profits, higher education, and public school education. Her volunteer service includes serving since May 2010 as a trustee of the Plano Independent School District, a district with 55,000 students and a budget of $500 million. She served as Board President from 2011 through 2013. Tammy is Past President of the Board of Head Start of Greater Dallas, a $40 million non-profit agency that serves 4,000 low-income preschool children. In addition, Tammy is past co-chair and past steering team member of the Greater Dallas Chamber Women's Business Conference. Tammy served on the Advisory Board of the Women's Issues Council for the Greater Dallas Chamber, is a member of the Executive Women's Roundtable, and has completed Leadership Texas, Leadership Dallas, and Leadership Plano.

Sponsored By
The Nature Conservancy

Lee Park & Arlington Hall Conservancy

"AFP Dallas appreciates the Lee Park & Arlington Hall Conservancy for graciously opening its doors to us for our 2013 schedule of monthly programs. The Conservancy is a 501 (c)(7) charitable organization whose mission is to preserve, maintain and thoughtfully develop Lee Park and Arlington Hall," says Gay Waltrip Donnell, President and CEO of the Conservancy. By booking events at the Hall, you and your organization support the Conservancy's mission of caring for these Dallas treasures. For rental information visit We invite you to join the Conservancy to support our mission and meet our philanthropic members at