2018 Greater Dallas AFP Board of Directors


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Sarah Elliott

Sarah Elliott

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Board Position: President
Company / Position: Dallas AfterSchool / Vice President of Development
What I Love About AFP: This dynamic group has a wealth of knowledge and many opportunities for professional growth. Between continuing education, networking with peers, and opportunities to meet new funders, AFP allows me to continually hone my fundraising skills while making new friends.
Mary Freeman

Mary Freeman

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Board Position: Immediate Past President
AFP Member Since: 2000
Company / Position: REAL School Gardens / Executive Director
What I Love About AFP: Building friendships with fellow non-profit professionals committed to making a difference through ethical stewardship of donor relationships.
Jan Murfield, CFRE

Jan Murfield, CFRE

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Board Position: President-Elect
AFP Member Since: 1986
Company / Position: Junior Achievement Dallas, President
What I Love About AFP: Networking with wonderful professionals and meeting people who are always willing to help with the challenges of our work.
Anne Robillard

Anne Robillard, CFRE

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Board Position: VP of Administration & Governance
AFP Member Since: 2009
Company / Position: M.Gale & Associates, Fundraising Consultant
What I Love About AFP: The amazing opportunities to be friends and colleagues with fundraising professionals, all striving to help our organizations and professions thrive!
Stephanie Brigger

Stephanie Brigger

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Board Position: Treasurer
AFP Member Since: 2002
Company / Position: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Vice President, Development
What I Love About AFP: The people . . . enjoy learning from each other and building relationships with the experts in our field!
Sheridan Joslin

Sheridan Joslin

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Board Position: VP Professional Advancement
AFP Member Since: 2005
Company / Position: Dini Spheris, Principal
What I Love About AFP: I love the opportunity to come together as professionals and learn from one another. By doing this we continue to advance our profession and better serve our organizations and donors.
Tameka Cass

Tameka Cass

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Board Position: Secretary
AFP Member Since: 2007
Company / Position: Metrocare Services, Director of Philanthropy
What I Love About AFP: I love AFP because it affords me the opportunity to network with my peers, learn new fundraising best practices, and stay abreast of our community's needs and how other nonprofits are making a difference.

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Sue Bailey

Sue Bailey

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Board Position: Executive Conversations
AFP Member Since: 2002
Company / Position: The Hope Center, Chief Development Officer
What I Love About AFP: I enjoy learning from other fellow fundraisers, being challenged with new ideas at the monthly luncheon meetings and our conferences, and learning about the many wonderful nonprofits in our community. However what I love most are the great AFP friends I have worked with through the years — it's always about the relationships!
Nancy Baumgarten

Nancy Baumgarten

Board Position: Communications
William Bryant, Jr.

William Bryant, Jr.

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Board Position: National Philanthropy Day Chair
AFP Member Since: 2010
Company / Position: National Office, Boy Scouts of America
What I Love About AFP: I love that AFP is international. It was a smooth transition from the Greater Atlanta Chapter to the Greater Dallas Chapter.
Meagan Burton

Meagan Burton

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Board Position: VP of Membership
AFP Member Since: 2014
Company / Position: Regional Development Manager, Operation Homefront
What I Love About AFP: What I love most about AFP is the ability to collaborate with so many fundraising professionals. I continue to learn from these amazing individuals who are making big changes in the local community, and have made some great friends along the way.
Leslie Clay

Leslie Clay

Board Position: Mentoring
Paul A. Dunne

Paul A. Dunne, CFRE

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Board Position: Co-Chair, DFW Philanthropy Conference
AFP Member Since: 2001
Company / Position: CEO/Founder, thinkpadsolutions
What I Love About AFP: By serving not only on the local board but also on the AFP International Board, I am privileged to see the amazing work nonprofits are doing worldwide and how AFP is able to guide those international fundraisers who have no other assistance.
Teri Isaacs

Teri Isaacs

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Board Position: AFP Now!
AFP Member Since: 2012
Company / Position: Salesmanship Club of Dallas, Executive Director
What I Love About AFP: AFP offers a great opportunity to meet and network with like-minded professionals to gain advancements in philanthropy with a much greater impact. AFP is an excellent source to provide access to educational programs and materials that assist with my personal professional development.
Cheryl Jones

Cheryl Jones, LMSW

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Board Position: Young Professionals
AFP Member Since: 2017
Company / Position: VNA, Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager
What I Love About AFP: The people. The support and advice from this incredibly skilled group is invaluable!
Mary Kardell

Mary Kardell

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Board Position: Satellite Programs
AFP Member Since: 2008
Company / Position: The Senior Source, Major and Planned Gifts Officer
What I Love About AFP: networking, professional development opportunities
Melanie Perkins

Melanie Perkins

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Board Position: Diversity
AFP Member Since: 2001
Company / Position: Community Lifeline Center, Executive Director
What I Love About AFP: Learning opportunities, networking, and friendships.
Matt Varnell

Matt Varnell

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Board Position: Fundamentals of Fundraising
AFP Member Since: 2015
Company / Position: Texas Christian University / Director of Development, Leadership Gifts
What I Love About AFP: AFP provides resources, ideas, perspectives, and professional development that is so critical to our industry.
Susan Williams

Susan Williams, CFRE

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Board Position: New Member Orientation
AFP Member Since: 2008
Company / Position: Connecting Point of Park Cities, Executive Director
What I Love About AFP: The experience of working with and learning from so many individuals with such vast fund-raising experiences.
Shawn Wills

Shawn L. Wills, CFRE

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Board Position: Collegiate Chapter Liaison
AFP Member Since: 2008
Company / Position: Dallas Women's Foundation, Senior Vice President - Development
What I Love About AFP: I love that AFP offers many opportunities for both professional growth as well as career growth.
Judy Wright

Judy Wright

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Board Position: Scholarships
AFP Member Since: 1997
Company / Position: Promise House, Vice President — External Affairs
What I Love About AFP: I love the opportunity to network with other development professionals. Many colleagues throughout the years have become great friends.

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