Newsletter From The Chapter President

July Letter From The President


Happy August, AFP San Antonio and South Texas Members and Friends!


We’re calling August our “get ready” month. And, you’re probably wondering why. Our active, energetic chapter committees and their members are hard at work getting ready for a number of significant events coming up very soon.


Right around the corner is the CFRE Refresher Course we are hosting on Sept. 27 and 28. If you are planning to take the CFRE exam or seeking to take your fundraising career to the next level, you need to take a few moments right now and sign up. The course will take place over two days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the SAMMinistries’ Transitional Living and Learning Center at 5922 Blanco Road. I will be joining Mary Kay Martinez, CFRE and Mike Bacon, CFRE to facilitate the course. Participation is limited so if you’re even thinking about taking the course, sign up today.


And, we’re celebrating National Philanthropy Day on Feb. 14, 2019. You can be an even bigger part of that celebration by nominating someone for outstanding leadership and service in fundraising.

Take a few moments right now to think about someone or an organization that should be recognized for their work in San Antonio and the surrounding area. What about someone who has given so selflessly that their impact has been inspiring and transformational? A group that has changed lives or fixed an issue in such a way as to be uplifting and impressive? You can be the one to nominate them to be honored at the event. You can be the one to show them the love!


The deadline for nominations is Friday, August 31st at 4 p.m. Click here for a nominations form.


And, many of our members are actively engaged in planning to host the 2019 AFP International Conference in San Antonio March 31 through April 2. If you would like to be involved, plan to attend our next Host Chapter Conference Planning Team meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 4 p.m. at the San Antonio Zoo. For additional meeting details, please email Michelle at

To those of you who have contributed to the 2018 Be The Cause Campaign of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, thank you. If you would like to join me in contributing, please go to . For Campaign, select “2018 Be the Cause Campaign Gift”.


If you would like to participate in the 2018 Chapter Annual Campaign, you may contribute at

We extend special thanks to Marion Lee, who will match the next $500 contributed to this campaign.


Thank you for your work in and for fundraising and philanthropy. We are truly change-makers for the greater good!




Lynne T. Dean, CFRE

AFP San Antonio Chapter President




























Stronger Together- How Coordinating Grants and Development Increases Wins!

Presented by: Jo Miller

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Location: SAMMinistries Administrative Offices

                 1919 Northwest Loop 410 #100B

                 San Antonio, Texas 78213



CFRE Refresher Course


CFRE Refresher Course in San Antonio


If you are planning to take the CFRE exam or are ready to take your fundraising career to the next level, make plans to participate in this two-day course, brought to you by the San Antonio AFP Chapter and AFP International.

CFRE certification adds value to your contribution to your employers, clients and constituents. In addition, the AFP Compensation and Benefits Study consistently reports that CFREs receive higher compensation than those who do not hold the CFRE credential. Click here for more information.

Facilitated by:


Date: Thursday, September 27,2018 & Friday, September 28,2018
Time: 8:00am- 5:00pm
Location: SAMMinistries' Transitional Living and Learning Center
5922 Blanco Road
San Antonio, TX 78216