Chapter Leadership

2024 AFP FORT WORTH METRO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Hillary Bessinger, CFREHillary_Bessinger_200px.jpg

Board Position: President
AFP Member Since: 2011

Organization: ACH Child & Family Services | Development Director

What I Love About AFP: "I love being a part of AFP because it gives me the opportunity to meet colleagues who are also passionate about improving our community through philanthropy.  Some of my most cherished relationships are with people who I met through AFP. Additionally, having the chance to continue improving my knowledge of fundraising and staying up to date with best practices is the cherry on top!"
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Trey Harper, CFRETrey_Harper_200px.jpg

Board Position: President-Elect
AFP Member Since: 2019

Organization: Community Link | Director of Fund Development

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Becky Williams, MSW

Board Position: Secretary
AFP Member Since: 2022
Organization: Cancer Care Services | Director of Donor Relations

What I Love About AFP: "I appreciate AFP for providing a strong network of philanthropic professionals with whom I can learn from and collaborate with, all while making a greater impact in our community together."
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Kathryn Keaton, BAKathryn_Narumiya_200px.jpg

Board Position: Treasurer
AFP Member Since: 2017

Organization: Tarrant County Medical Society | Program Director, Project Access Tarrant County

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Wesley Gentle, CFREWesley_Gentle.png

Board Position: Immediate Past President
AFP Member Since: 2016
Organization: Arts Council of Fort Worth | Director of Advancement

What I Love About AFP: "Not only do I enjoy the programs – which keep be abreast of the latest trends in fundraising and development, but I also enjoy AFP because of the friendships and relationships that I have developed over the years, as well as the many opportunities to continue learning and refining my craft."
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Vickie Matthews, CFRE

Board Position: VP, Governance
AFP Member Since: 
Organization: Brad Cecil & Associates

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Ryan Britt, CFRERyan_Britt_200px.jpg

Board Position: VP, Member Services
AFP Member Since: 2017

Organization: The Salvation Army | Associate Planned Giving Director

What I Love About AFP:
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Renée Underwood, CFRE

Board Position: VP, Professional Development
AFP Member Since: 2009

Organization: Advancement Foundation | Chief Development Officer

What I Love About AFP: "Moving from a long career in marketing to the nonprofit space back in 2009, my first decision was to join AFP. My membership has enriched my professional development and expanded my network of development professionals, consultants and other experts in the field. I highly recommend AFP to anyone in fundraising."
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Stephanie MolinaStephanie_Molina.jpg

Board Position: VP, Community Relations
AFP Member Since: 2017

Organization: ACH Child & Family Services

What I Love About AFP: "I love that AFP offers such a great network of development professionals to learn and collaborate with while making a difference in our community. It’s a fun way to get to know your peers while also learning new ideas and the best practices in the field."
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Fred SchmidtFred_Schmidt_200px.jpg

Board Position: Co-Director, Public Relations
AFP Member Since: 2019

Organization: University of Texas at Arlington | Director of Corporate Relations

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Luke ByfordHillary_Bessinger_200px.jpg

Board Position: Co-Dir, Public Relations
AFP Member Since: 2018

Organization: Gladney Center for Adoption | Donor Relations Associate

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Olivia Barhorst, MNLM Female_silhouette.png

Board Position: Co-Director, National Philanthropy Day
AFP Member Since:
Organization: ACH Child & Family Services | Philanthropic Grants Manager

What I Love About AFP: "I have been a member of AFP for roughly 8 years, and it was the best decision I've ever made as a young fundraising professional. The networking opportunities and workshops have been vital in my growth as a fundraiser."
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Sherri Parris

Board Position: Co-Director, National Philanthropy Day
AFP Member Since:
Organization:

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Andrew Young

Board Position: Director, Membership Recruitment
AFP Member Since: 2016

Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Dallas

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Ella Grimes

Board Position: Director, Membership Retention
AFP Member Since: 

Organization: Community Healthcare of Texas

What I Love About AFP: "I love that AFP gives me the opportunity to meet, learn, and collaborate with other fundraisers trying to make a difference in our community."
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Liz Hammond, BA, CFRE

Board Position: Co-Director, I.D.E.A.
AFP Member Since: 2017
Organization: Lena Pope | Foundation Relations and Grant Writing Associate

What I Love About AFP: "I enjoy being a member of AFP because the professional development opportunities provided keep me up to date on best practices and ensure that I am a well-rounded fundraiser with various skill sets."
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Nathaniel Aranda, CFRE

Board Position: Co-Director, I.D.E.A.
AFP Member Since:

Organization:

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Jewel Connor

Board Position: Co-Director, Chapter Programs
AFP Member Since: 2021

Organization: Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth

What I Love About AFP: "AFP has connected me with amazing professionals in the fundraising world who are truly passionate about their work. AFP provides so many incredible resources and opportunities for professional development through, and has been pivotal to my growth as a fundraiser."
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Chris Evans, CFRE

Board Position: Co-Director, Chapter Programs
AFP Member Since:

Organization: Educational First Steps | Sr. Development Director

What I Love About AFP: "I love AFP because it’s given me this incredible network of people who are passionate about fundraising and improving their community. We all want to raise money for our missions and AFP gives us the knowledge and resources to be great fundraisers and changemakers. I also think our local chapter is really special and offers so much opportunity."
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Victoria McKeon

Board Position: Co-Director, Philanthropy in Action Conference
AFP Member Since: 2021

Organization: CASA of Tarrant County | Donor Relations Associate

What I Love About AFP: "What I love about AFP are the connections and learning opportunities throughout the year that help not only the organization that I work for, but also our community as a whole."
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Laura Hutyra, CFRE

Board Position: Chair, Scholarships
AFP Member Since: 2006

Organization: M. Gale & Associates | Vice President

What I Love About AFP: "AFP is an invaluable resource for our profession. As a consultant to nonprofits, I love AFP because it gives me the opportunity to collaborate with professionals across the sector and get to know more people in our community. It also allows me to continue to learn about the work I enjoy so much."
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Sierra Lykins

Board Position: Chair, NPD Awards
AFP Member Since:

Organization: Children's Health

What I Love About AFP: "I love being able to brainstorm with my peers in AFP who are often facing the same problems and challenges in the profession that I am! We are able to bounce ideas off of each other, recommend trainings, share things that have worked, and give each other ideas!"
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Emily Weir Nance, MA, CFREEmily_Nance_200px.jpg

Board Position: Co-Chair, Peer Learning
AFP Member Since: 2018

Organization: All Saints' Episcopal School - Fort Worth, Campaign Associate

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Jessica WalshWesley_Gentle.png

Board Position: Co-Chair, Peer Learning

AFP Member Since: 2018
Organization: Cristo Rey Fort Worth College Prep | Director of Development

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VACANT

Board Position: Chair, Historian
AFP Member Since: 
Organization:

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