January 26, 2018 | NVC PR | Leave a comment Lynne T. Dean, CFRE, has been elected president of the San Antonio chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She and other officers of the board of the local professional association for those in development and fundraising are preparing plans for the chapter for 2018 and beyond. Lynne, who is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, is director of institutional advancement at Northwest Vista College. She also serves on the Publications and Resources Committee of the Center for Fundraising Innovation of AFP International. In addition, she and Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE, are co-authors of the book Nonprofit Strategic Planning: Develop a Plan That Will Actually Be Used. Other newly elected officers of the San Antonio chapter board include Mary Kay Martinez, president-elect; Bryan Chase, vice president of development, St. Philip’s College; Brandy Flores, vice president of programs, Our Lady of the Lake University; Dianna Hopkins, vice president of communications, Elizabeth Macias Bonner, vice president of membership, American Red Cross San Antonio Chapter; Casey Weed, secretary, St. Paul’s Episcopal Montessori School; Daniel Laser, treasurer; Robert Kesl, treasurer-elect, Morningside Ministries; and Adam Schwartz, immediate past president, ALISON. “2018 will be an exciting year for all of us in the nonprofit sector and particularly those of us whose major focus is fundraising. Our major emphasis this year will be collaboration and innovation to ensure that we serve the best interests of our organizations, make a difference in our communities and inspire significant increases in philanthropic funds,” Lynne said. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the professional association of individuals and organizations that generate philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable institutions. Founded in 1960, AFP advances philanthropy through its more than 30,000 members in 230 chapters throughout the world. In 1984, the San Antonio chapter began modestly with 24 founding members and has grown to more than 250 members. At the local level, AFP San Antonio provides members a network of hundreds of energetic, committed fellow practitioners; hosts regular seminars, workshops and an annual conference; and offers access to career opportunities and resources through our sponsors. San Antonio members represent the full range of nonprofit organizations including education, health care, human services, youth development and arts, as well as faith-based groups and critical areas of expertise in fundraising and communications.