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News & Events

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News

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.

Kirsten Cameron Schachter to Join Dini Spheris


March 28, 2017

The Board of Directors of Dini Spheris is pleased to announce that Kirsten Cameron Schachter will join the firm as a Senior Consultant on April 17, 2017. Kirste...

Cynthia Colbert Riley to Join Dini Spheris


March 13, 2017

The Board of Directors of Dini Spheris is pleased to announce that Cynthia Colbert Riley will join the firm as a Senior Consultant on July 1, 2017. Cynthia has ...

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...

Sheridan Joslin, Principal, Moves to Dini Spheris Dallas Office


June 1, 2016

It is with great enthusiasm that Dini Spheris, principal and fundraising consultant, Sheridan Joslin relocates to the Dallas regional office of Dini Spheris. Fo...

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. ...

Notre Dame School of Dallas Recipient of Crystal Charity Ball

Notre Dame School Blog
February 10, 2016

Notre Dame School of Dallas is proud to be one of only seven beneficiaries of the 2016 Crystal Charity Ball.  Notre Dame School requested $676,020 in support o...

Construction on New Camp Strake to Begin Soon

The Observer
January 21, 2016

By Jacob McAdams Representatives of the Sam Houston Area Boy Scouts presented plans for the new Camp Strake in San Jacinto County at the first Coldspring/San Ja...

Events

November 16, 2017

AFP Greater Houston Chapter 2017 National Philanthropy Day

Time:11:00 AM

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

On Thursday, November 16, 2017, please join us for the 2017 AFP Greater Houston Chapter National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon. Dini Spheris is proud to be a...

November 15, 2017

​2017 Power Tools for Nonprofits Conference​​

Time:7:45 AM

Location: NRG Center
One NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054

On November 15, 2017, the 2017 Power Tools for Nonprofits Conference is being hosted by CenterPoint Energy and UH Downtown at NRG Center. The 24th Annual confer...

November 10, 2017

AFP Greater Dallas Chapter 2017 National Philanthropy Day

Time:12:00 PM

Location: Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion, Landmark Ballroom
300 Reunion Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207

On Friday, November 10, 2017, we invite you to join us at the 2017 AFP Greater Dallas Chapter National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon. Lynn McBee, nominated b...

November 9, 2017

AFP Colorado Chapter 2017 National Philanthropy Day

Time:11:00 AM

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

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, we hope you will join us at the 2017 AFP Colorado Chapter National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon. We are proud to sponsor this...

September 6, 2017

Transformational Gifts: Where to Find Them and How to Get Them

Time:7:30 AM

Location: The Catholic Foundation
12222 Merit Drive Suite 850
Dallas, TX 75251

On September 6 at 7:30 a.m., Dini Spheris principal, Sheridan Joslin, will participate in a three person panel that will be speaking about “Transformation...

August 23, 2017

AFP Greater Dallas Chapter Educational Luncheon

Time:11:30 AM

Location: Arlington Hall at Lee Park
3333 Turtle Creek Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75219

On August 23 at 11:30 am, Dini Spheris principal, Sheridan Joslin, has been invited to be the guest speaker for the AFP Greater Dallas Chapter August Luncheon....

August 14, 2017

Habitat Texas Lone Star Summit 2017

Time:3:45 PM

Location: San Marcos Hotel Conference Center & Spa
1001 E McCarty Lane
San Marcos, TX 78666

Dini Spheris principal, M. Anne Murphy, CFRE and Senior Consultant, Holly Lang have been invited to speak at the Habitat Texas’ Lone Star Summit 2017 on A...

June 28, 2017

Giving USA 2017 – Tracking The Trends In Philanthropic Giving

Time:11:30 AM

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

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, Dini Spheris Principal, M. Anne Murphy, CFRE and Consultant, Rebecca Lamb, CFRE will partner with United Way to share an overview ...

June 15, 2017

2017 AHP Big Ideas Conference

Time:8:00 AM

Location: Arizona Grand Resort and Spa
8000 South Arizona Grand Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85044

AHP Big Ideas Conference will be held on June 15-17, 2017. This is the fourth year for AHP to host its Big Ideas Conference. The conference is designed to help ...

2017 AFP Greater New Orleans Fundraising Conference

Time:8:00 AM

Location: New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
2800 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

On June 15, the AFP Greater New Orleans Chapter will be hosting its 2017 Regional Fundraising Conference at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. During the...

June 9, 2017

2017 AFP Greater Houston Chapter Ask The Experts Conference

Time:9:00 AM

Location: Houston Food Bank
535 Portwall Street
Houston, TX 77029

On June 9, 2017, AFP Greater Houston Chapter will be hosting its annual fundraising conference, Ask The Experts: Shifting the Gears of Philanthropy. Dini Spheri...

May 19, 2017

2017 DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference

Time:8:15 AM

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

Dini Spheris is proud to be a sponsor of the 2017 DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference. This conference provides a great opportunity to learn and network with ...

April 25, 2017

Campaign Planning and Management Course

Time:9:00 AM

Location: Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership
Rice University 6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005-1827

On April 25, Holly Lang and Nicole McWhorter will discuss campaign planning and management in this full day course. Attendees will learn about all aspects of la...

March 7, 2017

Series Session 6 – The Donor Cycle: Prospect Stages and Methods

Time:9:00 AM

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

Dini Spheris partners with United Way to offer the six-part series, “Development Best Practices: Taking your Development Program to the Next Level.”

March 1, 2017

Series Session 5 – The Development Plan: Shaping Strategy, Goals and Actions

Time:9:00 AM

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

Dini Spheris partners with United Way to offer the six-part series, “Development Best Practices: Taking your Development Program to the Next Level.”

February 21, 2017

Series Session 4 – Infrastructure: Ensuring Efficient Capacity, Resources and Operations

Time:9:00 AM

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

Dini Spheris partners with United Way to offer the six-part series, “Development Best Practices: Taking your Development Program to the Next Level.”

February 17, 2017

State of Philanthropy in 2017 – Effecting Change in Uncertain Times

Time:11:00 AM

Location: The Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, TX 77027

On February 17, 2017, please join us at the AFP Educational session where M. Anne Murphy will be speaking about the State of Philanthropy in 2017 – Effec...

February 16, 2017

The Art of Fundraising I: Prospects and Databases

Time:6:00 PM

Location: Glasscock School of Continuing Studies - Rice Campus
6100 S. Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

On February 16, 2017, Rebecca Lamb, CFRE, along with Kaiti Kling of Baylor College of Medicine, will be teaching “The Art of Fundraising I: Prospects and...

February 7, 2017

Series Session 3 – Staffing: Effective Utilization of Fundraising Teams

Time:9:00 AM

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

Dini Spheris partners with United Way to offer the six-part series, “Development Best Practices: Taking your Development Program to the Next Level.”

February 1, 2017

Series Session 2 – Leadership: Board Governance and Development Volunteers

Time:9:00 AM

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

Dini Spheris partners with United Way to offer the six-part series, “Development Best Practices: Taking your Development Program to the Next Level.”