National Philanthropy Day Sponsors

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Calendar of Events

All meetings at Arlington Hall unless noted otherwise.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Young Professionals Event — Greater Dallas AFP Young Professionals Event (age 35 and younger)

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Luncheon

Guest Speakers: Paula Calise, Principal, Linked Executive Search
Luncheon Program:

Maximizing the U in YOU, Making the Most of Your Personal Brand!

As professionals, we all deserve to be known for our achievements and to be understood for our value proposition. Once called personal branding, the critical element is to introduce yourself to people in way that the listener understands the essence and uniqueness of our personal life. A well-conceived professional brand introduction is the old-fashioned elevator pitch, polished to a high degree professionalism to maximize memorable impact. A great professional brand quickly differentiates you from others. It is easily recognized when done well, yet so hard to make on our own. Once scripted and perfected, your brand introduction is a durable asset that can serve as your networking introduction, your LinkedIn profile summary, your professional resume summary and for use during internal meetings with partners or executives. Paula Calise will share with us her three-step method, and by the end of her program, everyone in the audience will have his or her own uniquely crafted, polished brand introduction.

Venue: Arlington Hall at Oak Lawn Park
3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219

Register Online Here. Alternatively, you may download the reservation form and fax it in. (For security purposes we urge you NOT to email this interactive PDF form with your credit card number on it back to us. Instead, please snail mail, fax to 972-490-4219, or print out and scan before sending with your credit card information.) Online registration closes on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 10 PM. Online registration accepts credit cards only. To pay by check, mail or fax in the downloadable registration form.

Paula Calise is a frequent speaker and instructor addressing career development and personal branding. She is an instructor with the Cox Business School's Business Leadership Center and the Executive MBA program at SMU, and for the University of Texas at Dallas EMBA program for mid-career professionals. She is actively involved in community volunteerism and leadership, currently serving on the Dean's Advisory Board at UNT College of Business. She is also a board member of the DFW Retail Executive Association and cofounder of the Dallas Executives Women's Network Group. Paula currently serves as Principal of Linked Executive Search, a Dallas-based leading executive search firm that has been named "Best of the Best Recruiting Firms" by Forbes Magazine. She previously held senior sales and marketing positions with Viscern, TXU Energy, Lexis Nexis and IBM. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources from the University of Connecticut and an MBA in Information Technology from University of Houston. 
Time: 11:30:00 AM - Networking
11:50:00 AM - 1:00:00 PM - Luncheon Program : Maximizing the U in YOU, Making the Most of Your Personal Brand!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Luncheon

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Luncheon— Creating Champions of Change through a Culture of Civility

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Luncheon

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Past Events

The Conservancy & Arlington Hall Conservancy

AFP Dallas appreciates The Conservancy for graciously opening its doors to us for our schedule of monthly programs. The Conservancy is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to preserve, maintain and thoughtfully develop Oak Lawn 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