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News

Dini Spheris 2019 Mid-Year Newsletter

Dini Spheris Newsletter
July 17, 2019

We would like to share with you what's been happening at Dini Spheris during the first half of 2019!

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Expanding

Houston Chronicle
April 5, 2019

Child Advocates of Fort Bend County breaks ground on expansion that will enable more children to be served

Center for Hearing and Speech and Texas Children’s Hospital Unite

TMC News
February 22, 2019

The Center for Hearing and Speech and Texas Children's Hospital will soon be working together under one roof

Dini Spheris 2018 Mid-Year Newsletter

Dini Spheris Newsletter
July 20, 2018

Please take a few minutes and read about the exciting things happening at Dini Spheris!

Mississippi Aquarium Breaks Ground in Gulfport

Mississippi Today
May 12, 2018

Congratulations to our client, Mississippi Aquarium, as its construction kick-off event was "Sail"ebrated on Friday, May 11, 2018!!

Dallas Holocaust Museum Breaks Ground on New Facility

Dallas News
October 10, 2017

On Tuesday, October 10, the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new larger facility that will be loc...

INTEGRIS Arcadia Trails Center for Addiction Recovery Groundbreaking

The Oklahoman
October 5, 2017

Six years ago, Kelly Dyer Fry, Reggie Whitten, Terri White and Dr. Murali Krishna, met to discuss what they could do to fight the opioid epidemic ravaging the s...

Dallas Holocaust Museum Receives $2 Million Grant

Patron Magazine
June 22, 2017

This week the Dallas Holocaust Museum received a $2 million grant from the Dallas-based W.W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation at Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT). Am...

Dallas Theater Center Wins Regional Theatre Tony at 71st Annual Tony Awards


June 13, 2017

Congratulations to our friends at the Dallas Theater Center for winning the prestigious Tony Award for best regional theater. As a former client, we know how ha...

My Possibilities Announces Expansion and Launches $25 Million Capital Campaign

Richardson Living
May 1, 2017

Congratulations to our former client, My Possibilities, on the recent announcement of its plans for expansion and launch of its $25 million capital campaign.

AT&T Performing Arts Center Offered $12M by Moody Foundation

The Dallas Morning News
April 10, 2017

Congratulations to our former client, AT&T Performing Arts Center (ATTPAC), the recipient of $12 million from the Galveston-based Moody Foundation.

Resource Center Dallas Exceeds Campaign Goal


February 7, 2017

Congratulations to our client, Resource Center Dallas for exceeding its campaign goal!

Dini Spheris Offers Development Best Practices Series


January 3, 2017

At Dini Spheris, we know a strategic fundraising program is a necessary ingredient for success, which is why we are so excited to partner with United Way of Gre...

Dallas Holocaust Museum Announces New Home in West End

D Magazine
October 27, 2016

The Dallas Holocaust Museum recently announced details of plans to build a new facility in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas. The new 50,000 squ...

Resource Center Moves into New Building


May 23, 2016

Congratulations to Resource Center on the Grand Opening of its new LGBT Community Center...

Notre Dame School Celebrates Its Donors and Receives Blessing of the Building


April 26, 2016

On April 20, Notre Dame School celebrated its “Hearts and Hammers” campaign by inviting the major donors to tour the renovated building which has be...

Dini Spheris Principal David Jones to become CEO of George Bush Presidential Library Foundation


April 20, 2016

It is with great pride that Dini Spheris bids farewell to longstanding Board member, principal and consultant, David Jones. David came to Dini Spheris 28 years ...

Star of Hope Mission Breaks Ground for New Cornerstone Community℠ Campus


April 7, 2016

  Congratulations to Star of Hope, Houston’s premiere service provider to homeless men, women and families, on the groundbreaking for the exciting new Co...

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Exceeds its Campaign Goal


March 8, 2016

Congratulations to the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on exceeding its campaign goal.  In addition to exceeding its goal, Tobin Center also announced a w...

Dallas Zoo Begins Construction on $13.5 Million Hippo Habitat

Dallas Zoo Blog
February 26, 2016

Construction on the 3.5-acre Simmons Hippo Outpost at the Dallas Zoo has begun.  The immersive waterhole habitat will include a giant underwater viewing area. ...

Events

November 15, 2019

AFP Greater Houston Chapter 2019 National Philanthropy Day

Time:11:00 AM

Location: Hilton Americas
1600 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010

Friday, November 15, 2019, is AFP Greater Houston Chapter’s 2019 National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon. We are proud to be a sponsor of this annual ev...

November 14, 2019

AFP Oklahoma Chapter 2019 National Philanthropy Day

Time:3:00 PM

Location: OK Hall of Fame - Gaylord Pickens Museum
1400 Classen Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Tuesday, November 14, 2019, is AFP Oklahoma Chapter’s 2019 National Philanthropy Day workshop and awards ceremony. We are proud to be a 2019 sponsor of th...

November 8, 2019

AFP Greater Dallas Chapter 2019 National Philanthropy Day

Time:12:00 PM

Location: Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion, Ballroom E-H
300 Reunion Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207

Friday, November 8, 2019, is AFP Greater Dallas Chapter’s 2019 National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon. We are proud to be a sponsor of this annual even...

AFP Colorado Chapter 2019 National Philanthropy Day

Time:11:00 AM

Location: Denver Center Theater Complex - Seawell Ballroom
1101 13th Street
Denver, CO 80204

Friday, November 8, 2019, is AFP Colorado Chapter’s 2019 National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon. We are proud to be a sponsor of this annual event that...

November 7, 2019

Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable Annual Meeting & Luncheon

Time:11:15 AM

Location: Denver Country Club
1700 E 1st Avenue
Denver, CO 80218

Dini Spheris is proud to be a sponsor of the 2019 Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable (CPGR) Annual Meeting & Luncheon. This year’s luncheon is being h...

November 4, 2019

2019 Giving Institute Mentor Series

Time:8:00 AM

Location: Westin Michigan Avenue
909 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

On November 4, 2019, Dini Spheris Principal, Michelle Buchanan, will be speaking on Leading and Selling in the Shadow of Your Boss during the 10:15 a.m. session...

September 12, 2019

2019 AFP Colorado Chapter Rocky Mountain Philanthropy Institute (RMPI)

Time:2:00 PM

Location: Breckenridge - Beaver Run Resort
620 Village Road
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Dini Spheris is proud to be a sponsor of the 2019 Rocky Mountain Philanthropy Institute (RMPI) conference being held on September 12 – 13, 2019 in Brecken...

July 31, 2019

West Texas Rural Philanthropy Days 2019

Time:12:00 PM

Location: Sul Ross State University
79830 US-90
Alpine, TX 79830

Dini Spheris Principal, Michelle Buchanan, CFRE, will be speaking during the West Texas Rural Philanthropy Days 2019 being held at Sul Ross State University Jul...

June 21, 2019

Giving USA 2019 – Tracking The Trends In Philanthropic Giving

Time:9:00 AM

Location: United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

On Friday, June 21, 2019, Dini Spheris will once again partner with United Way of Greater Houston to share an overview on Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on ...

June 7, 2019

2019 AFP Greater Houston Chapter Ask The Experts Conference

Time:8:00 AM

Location: Houston Community College | West Houston Institute
2811 Hayes Road
Houston, TX 77082

On Friday, June 7, 2019, The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Houston Chapter presents the 2019 Ask the Experts Conference. This annual day of ...

May 28, 2019

2019 AFP DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference

Time:8:00 AM

Location: Irving Convention Center
500 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039

Dini Spheris is a proud sponsor of the 2019 AFP DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference. This conference is being held on May 29, 2019 at the Irving Convention Ce...

May 9, 2019

2019 Campaign Planning and Management Course

Time:9:00 AM

Location: Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership
Rice University, 6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

On May 9, 2019, Dini Spheris Principal, Holly Lang and Senior Consultant, Nicole S. McWhorter, CFRE, will be the instructors for the Campaign Planning and Manag...

April 30, 2019

How to Create a High Functioning Fundraising Board

Time:8:00 AM

Location: Pensacola State College - Nonprofit Center for Excellence and Philanthropy
Delaino Student Center, 1000 College Blvd, Bldg 5
Pensacola, FL 32504

On April 30, 2019, Dini Spheris Prinicpal, Michelle Buchanan, CFRE, will be speaking on How to Create a High Functioning Fundraising Board at the Nonprofit Cen...

February 13, 2019

Texas Association of Community College Foundations Annual Conference

Time:1:30 PM

Location: Renaissance Austin Hotel - Arboretum
9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, TX 78759

We are proud to be a sponsor of the 2019 Texas Association of Community College Foundations (TACCF) annual conference on February 13-15, 2019. TACCF is a profes...

January 30, 2019

Navigating Uncharted Territory: Current Trends in Philanthropy, Fundraising and the Nonprofit Sector

Time:11:30 AM

Location: AcctTwo Dallas Office
5000 Quorum Drive
Dallas, TX 75254

On January 30, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Ashley Harris, consultant, will be leading a discussion on Navigating Uncharted Territory: Current Trends in Philanthropy, ...

January 16, 2019

Navigating Uncharted Territory: Current Trends in Philanthropy, Fundraising and the Nonprofit Sector

Time:11:30 AM

Location: AcctTwo Houston Office
1111 North Loop West, Suite 250
Houston, TX 77008

On January 16, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Mary Claire Walther, consultant, will be leading a discussion on Navigating Uncharted Territory: Current Trends in Philanthr...

December 11, 2018

Making the Ask: Major Gift Discovery, Cultivation and Solicitation

Time:9:00 AM

Location: CNM Fort Worth
Westbend I, 1701 River Run Road
Ft. Worth, TX 76107

On Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., Ashley Harris, consultant and Maria Strong, consulting projects manager, will be speaking on Making the Ask: Major G...

2018 Development Best Practices Series Session VI – The Donor Cycle: Prospect Stages and Methods

Time:9:00 AM

Location: United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

Development Best Practices: Taking your Development Program to the Next Level In the nonprofit sector, philanthropy makes great things possible. A strong fundra...

November 29, 2018

2018 Development Best Practices Series Session V – The Development Plan: Shaping Strategy, Goals and Actions

Time:9:00 AM

Location: United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

Development Best Practices: Taking your Development Program to the Next Level In the nonprofit sector, philanthropy makes great things possible. A strong fundra...

November 15, 2018

AFP Greater Houston Chapter 2018 National Philanthropy Day

Time:11:00 AM

Location: Hilton Americas Houston
1600 Lamar Houston
Houston, TX 77010

Thursday, November 15, 2018, is AFP Greater Houston Chapter’s 2018 National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon. This annual event is held to acknowledge and...