Newsletter From The Chapter President

October Letter From The President


Happy October!


As we head into the busiest months of fundraising, let’s take a few moments to focus on fun and connecting with our fundraising colleagues. Mark your calendar right now and plan to join us for an AFP Happy Hour Social at Cherrity Bar, 302 Montana, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, starting at 6 p.m. We’ll share stories, joys, successes and challenges with drinks, food and fun. RSVP today by emailing

Let’s have a round of applause for CFRE Chair Laura Leach! Under her leadership, our chapter provided the AFP CFRE Refresher Course last month. So many people contributed to the success of this educational offering by our chapter. We appreciate those who attended, who provided the space, who facilitated and who helped market this course. What an enriching learning experience and professional development opportunity! If you missed it, don’t worry. We’re already thinking about how we can offer the course next year.

Two big events for our chapter are happening in 2019 and it’s time to think about how you can participate. Our National Philanthropy Day celebration will be held on Feb. 14. Watch your email for news about how to purchase tickets. These will go fast!

And, AFP ICON 2019, formerly known as the AFP International Conference, will be in San Antonio March 31 through April 2. Registration is now open for the conference (INSERT LINK TO AFP ICON registration HERE) and you can also sign up for our Chapter Event at the Briscoe Western Art Museum on April 1. If you want to be even more involved, plan to join us for our next AFP ICON 2019 Host Chapter Planning Team meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m. at the San Antonio Zoo.


We give our organizations the “wings to soar”

One of my favorite expressions about fundraising is that “fundraising provides the wings for an organization to soar”. I think that really sums up with all of us do as we represent our causes.

Charging ahead, making a difference and inspiring change. That’s what our work is al about. And we as a chapter are honored to work side by side with you as we seek to foster a vibrant philanthropic culture. Together, we are transforming San Antonio and impacting lives! 

As we continue to improve how we support you, we are humbly asking for you to invest in each of our 240 fundraisers who represent a cross-section of professionals who serve the diverse nonprofit organizations of our community.

Help us power-up by participating in the 2018 Chapter Annual Campaign. We are more than halfway towards our goal. You can be the one to put us over the goal!

How is your gift used? Your gift directly energizes our local members to facilitate ethical and effective philanthropy through scholarships, education, mentorships, networking, and advocacy opportunities.

Here is the link to contribute:

Please know your gift in any amount is greatly appreciated. Thank you for joining us as we continue to transform, build and make a difference in our amazing community!

Lynne T. Dean, CFRE
President, AFP San Antonio


























Stronger Together- How Coordinating Grants and Development Increases Wins!

Presented by: Jo Miller

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Location: SAMMinistries Administrative Offices

                 1919 Northwest Loop 410 #100B

                 San Antonio, Texas 78213

Registration: Click Here



Monthly Program

Diversity in the 21st Century

We are one community made up of diversity, join us on October 26th as we look at diversity in the 21st Century.


Date: Friday, October 26,2018 
Time: 7:30am Networking
8:00am-9:00am Program
Location: Full Goods Studio
303 Pearl Pkwy
San Antonio, TX 78215