President's Message

My dear AFP friends:
I had a different message for us drafted and ready to go celebrating the positive moves of your chapter (membership is up and we’ve got some cash in the bank!) and then I learned of the unexpected passing of the Chapter’s Immediate Past President Lynne Dean, CFRE. When something like this happens to our donors, our friends and our family we should change our messaging and we should be changed. I am changed from Lynne’s life and her death. I had just had lunch with her a few weeks ago and exchanged many many emails just this past month alone!
Each president of the chapter approaches the fun and the foibles of the chapter differently. A physically small person, you could make the mistake of thinking she didn’t pack a wallop. You would be wrong. Lynne led like a giant. She was determined and persistent on behalf of our mission of fundraising education and her love – she truly loved meeting new chapter members – for our association and specifically our chapter.
Lynne could be very stubborn. She was very stubborn about education in that everyone should have the opportunity of an education and our profession can and should continue to grow through fundraising education. She balanced her drive with a great sense of humor and an attitude of always being willing to participate, help and lead the chapter.
I am sad. I miss her persistence in reminding me what’s next in the life of our chapter. I miss her measured and focused balance to my “big picture and the details will fix themselves” leadership style. I am so sorry for the loss of her light with her work colleagues and friends and her dear family.
My message today is simple. Hug your friends and family. Tell them they are special to you. Don’t wait.
With deep respect for the work you do for so many,
~Mary Kay
AFP San Antonio Chapter President
In Memory of Lynne Dean
A memorial service is planned Thursday, September 5th at 3 pm, at the Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, 7575 Tezel Rd, 78250.



AFP SA & STX Mini Conference
San Antonio College Nursing & Allied Health Building, 2nd Floor

Friday, September 20, 2019

9:00-9:55:        Morning Keynote: “Telling Your Story”  with Bob Rivard

10:00-10:55:    Two Concurrent Breakout Sessions

11:00-11:55:    Two Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Breakout 1: How to Have a Relationship with Your Most Valuable Donors!: Dr. Marilyn Harrington
  • Breakout 2: Digital Communication: Nisi Bennett

12:00-1:25:      Lunch Keynote: “In the Mind of a Major Donor” by Jennifer Lehman, MAP

1:30-2:15         Sharing the Story: Making an Impact on our Communities

This event is approved for 5 CFRE hours.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.



AFP San Antonio Monthly Programming

Sept. 20

Impact & Inspire -- AFP SA & STX Conference

Oct. 5

San Antonio Area Foundation - Board Day

Oct. 17

Membership Luncheon:  Ethics

Nov. 16

CFRE Refresher Course

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