Mission: The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) East Texas Chapter was founded in January 2008. The AFP East Texas Chapter is designed to foster the professional development of fundraising professionals and promotes ethical standards in the fundraising profession. The chapter meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Tyler, for a networking lunch and educational program. Guests are welcome, but reservations are required. Annual membership dues for the Chapter are $50. The Chapter is represented by members from across the greater East Texas region. The East Texas Chapter is part of the International Association of Fundraising Professionals the professional association of individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable organizations. Founded in 1960, AFP International advances philanthropy through its more than 30,000 members and 197 chapters throughout the world.