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Central Texas Association of Fundraising Professionals
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 Welcome to the Central Texas Chapter of AFP!


The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 27,000 members in 180 chapters working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.
The Central Texas chapter serves more than 70 members in the greater Waco, Temple and Killeen areas. 
You may join the local chapter by accessing the national AFP website ( and following the instructions for membership election.  For more information, see the "AFP Membership" tab on the left-hand sidebar.


October 23 Monthly Meeting
Noon, Public Safety Education Center

To Be or Not to Be CFRE

Are you thinking about applying for your CFRE accreditation? Come join us to find out why you might want to consider this credential and get some great tips for applying, studying, and testing for this prestigious designation.
Don Bland, CFRE
David Guyer, CFRE
Harry Harelik, MPA, CPA, CFRE, CGMA
Cindy Michaelis, CFRE
Suzi Pagel, CFRE
Round table discussions to follow. All current CFREs (and ACFREs) are invited to attend and host a round table discussion. 


2014 National Philanthropy Day Award Winners
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy: 
Hewitt Elementary, the “Kindness & Compassion Club” 
Outstanding Philanthropic Business/Corporation: 
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser:
Kris Kaiser Olson 
Outstanding Community Service Organization Award: 
Baylor Scott & White Healthcare Volunteers 
Distinguished Service Award:
Nancy Birdwell 
Philanthropist of the Year: 
Earl B. & Barbara Patrick

Congratulations to these special honorees. Save the date for this luncheon. Invitations will be sent soon. 

At our National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, we want to recognize the value of all funds raised in the community through our member organizations.  Please visit this survey link to answer 4 quick questions about the amount of money your organization raised in the previous fiscal year. Only one representative per organization need respond to this survey in order for us to get our total. 
Results will be announced at the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon on November 12th. 


Central Texas AFP
2014 Board of Directors

President:  Suzi Pagel, CFRE

President Elect: Lee Ann Deal, CFRE

Secretary:  Janet Nors


Treasurer:  Don Bland, CFRE

Immediate Past President:  Don Bland, CFRE



AFP Code of Ethical Standards and Principles

AFP Donor Bill of Rights

Vice President External Affairs:  Wes Livesay
Vice President Internal Affairs:  Kim Klimt, CFRE

Chapter Administrator: Susan Duecy