AFP Greater Austin Luncheons

AFP Greater Austin hosts luncheons throughout the year featuring dynamic speakers and topics to support our fundraising community. The luncheons are held at The University of Texas Club - Presidents Room (6th Floor), located at 2108 Robert Dedman Drive, Ausitn, TX from 11:30 AM to 1 PM.

Luncheons are plated style and should you have special dietary needs, please email [email protected] at least one week prior to the event. Once reservations are secured, there is a 48 hour advance notice for all cancellations.  Failure to give advanced notice will be invoiced.  For all cancellations, please contact [email protected]

If you are interested in presenting at an AFP event, or have a great idea for a presentation, please click HERE to submit a presentation request form.

July 11, 2019

Interview with a Philanthropist

Join us at our July 11 luncheon -- Interview with a Philanthropist. Here’s your chance to hear straight from donors on their experiences with nonprofits and fundraisers. Everything you want to know from the most effective way they have been thanked to how they decide to support an organization. Bring your questions because you’ll have an opportunity to ask.

Reserve your spot today. 

What Kyndel and Laura Bennett value most in their lives are the relationships they have - with family, friends and the community around them. It should come as no surprise, then, that they’ve become some of the most passionate and influential supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Texas. It was because of their incredible work with BBBS that AFP was honored to award them the 2019 Outstanding Philanthropists of the Year at Philanthropy Day.

Kyndel’s connection to Big Brothers Big Sisters originated just after he graduated from UT, when he became a “Big” himself. Inspired by the relationship he formed with his “Little” - Kyndel says he believes he even got more out of it than his “Little Brother” - a decades-long commitment to the organization was born. Kyndel and Laura then went on to become a “Big Couple”, involving the whole family in the relationship they built with their Little, who was of a similar age to their two children. In 2016, Kyndel chaired the campaign for a new BBBS Central Texas building. The Bennett-Rathgeber Mentoring Center is now a striking testament to the invaluable impact the Bennetts have had, alongside their dear friends and previous Philanthropy Day honorees, Dick and Sara Rathgeber.

Tirelessly dedicated to making a difference to their community, Laura and Kyndel’s reach extends outside of BBBS.  Laura has chaired events and fundraising efforts for Good Shepherd Episcopal School, the American Cancer Society's Cattle Baron's Ball, Trinity Episcopal School, the Nature Conservancy and the Colorado River Alliance. She currently serves on the board of Jeremiah Program. Laura and her dog have been a pet therapy team at Dell Children’s Hospital since 2011.  Kyndel has served on and chaired the boards of the Colorado River Alliance and Trinity Episcopal School. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, and has been involved in development efforts for the Barton Springs Conservancy and Goodwill’s Excel Center High School.


Upcoming Luncheons

Past 2019 Luncheons

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - Hiring and Retaining Diverse Fundraising Staff

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - Keeping Audiences Engaged is a Work of Art

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - Planned Giving: It's not Rocket Science

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CFRE Tracker 2019 Programs

CFRE Tracker 2018 Programs