Presidents Message

I had this long philosophical message on the value of philanthropy and the importance of service and the impact of this year’s local National Philanthropy Day honorees and included the strong work of your chapter board during last week’s board strategy session and I even brought in how each NPD honoree – and each of our member organizations (200 of y’all) - were worthy of a front-page headline….and then I stopped.  All is of this is important, but it is not the point.  The point is simple.  Thank you for helping to make the world a better place.

Isn’t it great that we can be a part of the goals and dreams of donors, volunteers, co-workers, family, and friends to serve others?  To lift someone else up?  To help build the capacity of a mission?  To give someone hope?  To help someone learn?  To lead someone to greatness?  To hold someone’s hand during a crisis?  To love?

I hope you are as proud of your chapter as I am for so many extra efforts made to bring forward the stories of great philanthropy in our little corner of the world which causes a few ripples (and waves) for the good of many.

Thank you, again, for helping to make the world a better place.

P.S.  the board had a great strategy blitz and each Vice President has been asked to invite at least 2 other chapter members to serve on a committee (Program, Membership, Philanthropy, Marketing/Communications)…I hope you will consider saying yes when you are asked.

P.P.S.  It’s not too late to get your ticket for NPD – click here to join in the fun!



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March 31 – April 2, 2019, here in San Antonio!


*You may register for the Chapter Host Event, ¡Viva Fiesta!, without registering for the conference.

AFP San Antonio Monthly Meetings

May 16

11:30am-1:00pm       Girl Scout Foundation Karen Waller Leadership

June 20

7:30am-9:00am         SA Bot. Garden Mission Advancement

July                            No Program (Summer Break)

August 15

TBD                           Summer Social

September 19

11:30am-1:00pm       Mini-Conference, Roundtable Discussion


AFPICON 2019: An AFP Insider’s Look at Mission City

Tue, 2019-02-12 20:49 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Lynne Dean, AFP SA Past President, ICON Host Event, San Antonio

This article has been modified from its original format in “Advancing Philanthropy” for the purpose of publishing here on the AFP San Antonio website. To read the original article please go to Advancing Philanthropy, January 2019 edition. Member login required. 

AFPICON 2019: An AFP Insider’s Look at Mission City

Chris Griffin