Board Nominations

Do you love board membership?  Would you love to help improve the prospect development and research field?  Do you love to make new friends?
We have three board openings!  Nominations will open soon for:
Vice President
Member at Large
All chapter board members must be Apra members in good standing.  Nomination forms will be emailed to members on February 14th.


Now is the time to renew your chapter membership for 2017!

We hope you enjoyed the events and comradery that the APRA-Central/South Texas Chapter provided in 2016.  We are so thrilled you were one of our first paying members in 2016!  As the year comes to an end, we’d like to encourage you to join us again for 2017.  Your $20 annual membership will provide you opportunities to engage in professional development at our Spring and Fall events, discounts for select events, access to a members-only section of our website, and educational opportunities throughout the year.

We need YOU to help us continue to grow the chapter for our region of Texas.

Please consider renewing today!

Happy Holidays

Happy holidays from deep in the heart of Texas!

The APRA-CSTX Chapter board would like to wish
everyone a happy holiday season.

Have a joyous start to your 2017!

Jada Garrison
Ann Laird
Carrie Hernandez
Lucy Poludniak
Marissa Bates
Will Elliott

To become a member of APRA-CSTX, please visit our website at

APRA International Introduces New Affinity Groups

Is your organization involved with conservation, social services, the arts or healthcare?  Would you like to be able to communicate with fellow prospect development professionals involved in those fields?

Then you may be interested in joining one of the new APRA affinity groups.


APRA International started this new initiative in 2016 so that prospect development professionals could have a virtual place to converge and correspond about issues that may be specific to their type of organization.  Each group has a forum and moderator.  The current groups and moderators are:

  • The Arts – Estee Pierce, Moderator
  • Conservation – Bond Lammey, Moderator
  • Healthcare – Katie Ingrao, Moderator
  • Social Services – Nick Sollog, Moderator

Since these affinity groups are new they are a growing work in progress.  There are not currently any posting guidelines so feel free to post any topic of discussion.

Affinity group membership is free and you do not have to be a member of APRA International or any APRA chapter to join. You may also join more than one group. (If you are not an APRA International member, you will need to create a free guest account on the APRA website at to participate in the affinity group.)

If you are interested in joining any of the affinity groups or have suggestions for any additional groups, please email

You may also email any additional questions to:

  • Liz McHugh, Chapter Leaders Chair –
  • Bond Lammey, APRA Board Liaison to the Chapter Leaders Committee –

Fall 2016 Event

APRA-CSTX is partnering with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), San Antonio Chapter, for our Fall Event.

APRA: Partners in Fundraising Panel Discussion
Thurs., Sept. 15, 2016
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Registration and Networking
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch and Presentation
The Meeting Place
628 S. Santa Rosa Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78204

Join us for a panel discussion by APRA members and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) development staff.  The panel includes:

 Greg Cortez
Senior Director of Advancement Information and Data Analytics
Jessica Eskander
Prospect Researcher
Lucy Poludniak
Assistant Director of Prospect Management and Research
Board Member of APRA-CSTX
The format will be a panel discussion on prospect identification and research, data analytics and relationship management.

For more information about the event, visit


Come join us for conversation and art in San Antonio!  APRA-CSTX is hosting its summer social event on Friday, August 5th at the Briscoe Museum. Our guided tour starts at 10:30 so be sure to show up a little early to mingle.  After our tour, stay for our networking lunch (on your own) at one of the local restaurants along the beautiful riverwalk!  More details on lunch location will be provided after RSVP’s are received.

APRA-CSTX members will receive free admission; non-member are $5.

RSVP by Friday, July 29th through Eventbrite.

Not currently a member of APRA-CSTX?  Please join today at our prorated membership rate by visiting

The Briscoe Western Art Museum
210 W Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

Parking for the Briscoe Museum is available along the street and in local garages for a small fee.

For questions regarding membership, please contact Membership Director Lucy Poludniak at