Chapter Leadership

2022 AFP FORT WORTH METRO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Board Position: President
AFP Member Since: 2016
Organization: Arts Council of Fort Worth | Director of Advancement

What I Love About AFP: "Not only do I enjoy the programs – which keep be abreast of the latest trends in fundraising and development, but I also enjoy AFP because of the friendships and relationships that I have developed over the years, as well as the many opportunities to continue learning and refining my craft."
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Board Position: President-Elect
AFP Member Since: 2011

Organization: ACH Child & Family Services | Development Director

What I Love About AFP: "AFP is a wonderful resource of professionals who have a passion for making the world a better place, just like me! They are my extended family – people I can go to for advice, a high five, a shoulder to cry on, and so much more. I feel so lucky that our community has this family of fundraisers that I can be a part of."
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Board Position: Secretary
AFP Member Since: 2016

Organization: Texas Christian University | Associate Director of Gift Planning

What I Love About AFP: "I value all the idea sharing that takes place between members. I walk away from each monthly luncheon with a new skill to practice."
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Board Position: Treasurer
AFP Member Since: 2019 | Development Associate

Organization: The WARM Place

What I Love About AFP:
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Cathy R. Sheffield, CAP, CSPG, CFRE, FCEPPaul A. Dunne

Board Position: Immediate Past President
AFP Member Since: 2007
Organization: Lena Pope | Chief Advancement Officer

What I Love About AFP: "I love AFP because AFP members support one another with professional advice, mentoring, and networking.  The Fort Worth Chapter's educational programs are outstanding.  Our community has benefited immensely from the professional fundraisers whom have refined their skills be participating in AFP.""I love AFP because AFP members support one another with professional advice, mentoring, and networking.  The Fort Worth Chapter's educational programs are outstanding.  Our community has benefited immensely from the professional fundraisers whom have refined their skills be participating in AFP."
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Board Position: VP, Community Relations
AFP Member Since:
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What I Love About AFP:
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Board Position: VP, Governance
AFP Member Since: 2018
Organization: MHMR Foundation | Executive Director

What I Love About AFP:
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Board Position: VP, Member Services
AFP Member Since: 2018

Organization: Gladney Center for Adoption | Donor Relations Associate

What I Love About AFP: 
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Board Position: VP, Professional Development
AFP Member Since: 2009

Organization: Advancement Foundation | Chief Development Officer

What I Love About AFP: "I enjoy networking with a diverse group of fundraisers and partner experts, being exposed to new ideas and best practices at meetings and conferences, and learning about the amazing work being done through the nonprofit organizations serving our community. Of course, what I love most are the great friends I have made throughout my years in AFP — in the end, it's always about the relationships!"
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Board Position: Co-Director, Philanthropy in Action Conference
AFP Member Since: 

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Board Position: Director, Membership Recruitment
AFP Member Since: 2013

Organization: Gill Children's Services | Executive Director

What I Love About AFP: "I love AFP because of the relationships I’ve built with fellow fundraisers. Your friends at AFP are there to celebrate successes and help work through challenges. We’re one big fundraising family!"
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Board Position: Director, Membership Retention
AFP Member Since: 2018

Organization: Casa Manana | Director of Development

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Board Position: Co-Director, Public Relations
AFP Member Since: 2021

Organization: CASA of Tarrant County | Donor Relations Associate

What I Love About AFP:
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Board Position: Co-Director, Public Relations
AFP Member Since: 2019

Organization: Tarrant County College Foundation | Director of Development, Business & Industry

What I Love About AFP:
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Board Position: Co-Director, Chapter Programs
AFP Member Since: 2007

Organization: Creative !mpact | Principal Consultant

What I Love About AFP:
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Board Position: Co-Director, Chapter Programs
AFP Member Since: 2021

Organization: The Parenting Center | Director of Development & Marketing

What I Love About AFP:
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Board Position: Co-Director, National Philanthropy Day
AFP Member Since: 2018

Organization: All Saints' Episcopal School - Fort Worth, Campaign Associate

What I Love About AFP:
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Board Position: Co-Director, National Philanthropy Day
AFP Member Since: 2019
Organization: Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains | Major Gifts Officer

What I Love About AFP:
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Board Position: Co-Chair, Peer Learning
AFP Member Since: 2017

Organization: The Salvation Army | Associate Planned Giving Director

What I Love About AFP:
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Board Position: Co-Chair, Peer Learning
AFP Member Since: 2019

Organization: Community Link | Director of Development

What I Love About AFP:
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Board Position: Co-Director, Historian
AFP Member Since: 2007

Organization: Dynamic Development Strategies, LLC | Fundraising Consultant

What I Love About AFP: ""I value all the idea sharing that takes place between members. I walk away from each monthly luncheon with a new skill to practice."
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Board Position: Co-Director, Historian
AFP Member Since: 2017

Organization: Project Access Tarrant County | Director

What I Love About AFP: 
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Board Position: Co-Director, I.D.E.A.
AFP Member Since: 2017
Organization: Arlington Life Shelter | Marketing & Communications Coordinator

What I Love About AFP:
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Board Position: Co-Chair, I.D.E.A.
AFP Member Since: 2000

Organization: M. Gale & Associates | Senior Consultant

What I Love About AFP:
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Board Position: Chair, AFP Global Courses
AFP Member Since: 2016

Organization: Pathfinders | Director of Development

What I Love About AFP:
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Board Position: Chair, Scholarships
AFP Member Since: 

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Board Position: Chair, NPD Awards
AFP Member Since: 

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What I Love About AFP:
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