AFP Dallas
  Advancing philanthropy through education, training, and advocacy
Meet Your Board of Directors
AFP Now Campaign
Fundamentals of Fundraising
National Philanthropy Day
Awards Nominations
Executive Conversations
Web Conferences
Membership Directory
Job Postings
Scholarship Opportunities
AFP DFW Philanthropy Conference
Youth in Philanthropy

Advertise Your Business or Event on This Website

Pursuant Ketchum
2014 Webinar Programs Host

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.

May 2014 Luncheon Meeting

Our next monthly event will be the May 2014 Luncheon Meeting on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.

Time: 11:30:00 AM - Networking
12:00:00 PM - 1:00:00 PM - Luncheon Program : Diversity Insights
Guest Speakers: Dr. John Carlo, CEO, AIDS Arms, Inc.
Florencia Velasco Fortner, President & CEO, The Concilio
Cynthia Yung, Executive Director, The Boone Family Foundation
Venue: Arlington Hall at Lee Park
3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219

Register Online Here. Alternatively, you may download the reservation form and fax it in. Online registration closes on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 10 PM. Online registration accepts credit cards only. To pay by check, mail or fax in the downloadable registration form.

John Carlo

Dr. John Carlo, MD, MS, is CEO for AIDS Arms, Inc., the largest community-based HIV/AIDS service organization in North Texas. Prior to joining AIDS Arms, Dr. Carlo served as the program director and principle investigator for the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy BioWatch Program. He previously served as the medical director for Dallas County Health and Human Services and was appointed the health authority for Dallas County from 2006-2010. Dr. Carlo is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery and Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and regularly lectures to students throughout the North Texas area. He also serves as a national subject matter expert on public health for Mobile Education Training Programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Florencia Velasco Fortner

For 20 years, Florencia Velasco Fortner's influence as a grassroots community organizer has been felt in every community she's touched. Prior to championing parent engagement as The Concilio's president and CEO in Dallas, she could be found doing gang interventions in Los Angeles, honing her community organizing skills with the Industrial Areas Foundation, bridging cultural clashes in Santa Ana's affordable housing communities and helping to launch Education is Freedom's college access program with Dallas ISD. In 2010, she was named an American Marshall Memorial Fellow and became a graduate of the Leadership Dallas program. She is a member of the Dallas Assembly, Hispanic 100 and the Leadership Council of Commit! She also serves on the advisory board of the Dallas Women's Foundation and on the boards of Jubilee Park and Community Center, the Nonprofit CEO Council and Texas Leadership Forum.

Cynthia Yung

Cynthia Yung is executive director of The Boone Family Foundation, a resource for social change focusing on supporting programs that advance equity for women and girls, improve quality of life for children and promote environmental stewardship. She also serves on advisory boards for The Real Estate Council Community Fund and Texas Women Ventures, and steering committees for the Zero to Five Funders Collaborative and Commit! Early Childhood Council. More than a decade of volunteer work on international mission trips and serving on nonprofit boards paved the way for her transition from the corporate to nonprofit world. A Telecom industry veteran, her previous corporate career includes roles in sales, strategic marketing, manufacturing operations and finance for Nortel Networks. She earned a Chartered Professional Accountant designation at Ernst & Young and a bachelor of commerce degree in Canada.

Kelli B. Newman, APR — March 2014 Luncheon Presentation

Looking for the presentation from the March 26 luncheon? Download now.

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