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Are you ready to supercharge your networking skills and build meaningful connections with others? Join your Ft. Worth young Catholic community for a power-packed night of professional development & networking from our highly experienced facilitator, Chris Chapman, who has held roles in state legislative affairs, higher education, development, and entrepreneurship!

We'll be meeting at Lucid Private Offices in Southlake on Thursday, August 31st, 2023 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.

Please also join in our donation drive for school supplies for the St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church's homeschool co-op, especially as St. Thomas Becket was a generous host for us earlier this year! Items covered below.

Chris Chapman, a major gifts officer with the Advancement Foundation of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, will be sharing his long-time experiences and insights from donor relations, legislative affairs, institutional advancement & development, and other public-facing roles on how to build lasting relationships and unlock new opportunities.

This Executive Speaker Series will be a workshop-style event. There is something here for professionals of all backgrounds and experience levels. Register today!

When: Thursday, August 31, 2023, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Where: Lucid Private Offices, Southlake Town Square, 1560 E Southlake Blvd., Ste. 100L, Southlake, TX 76092 (Get Directions Here)

Donation Drive Details

Please help us support the St. Thomas Becket community and education of our next generation of Catholics with our donation drive! A full list of items and details can be found here. Requested items include:

  • Baby wipes
  • Crayons (Bulk or 24 packs)
  • Glue sticks
  • Elmers glue
  • #2 pencils
  • Bottles of bubbles
  • Magic Sand (kinetic sand)
  • Playdoh (Bulk or 24 cans)
  • Playdoh tools
  • Plastic trays
  • Parachute
  • Gloves (plastic, disposable)
  • Paper folders with prongs
  • Mixed media drawing paper
  • Colored pencils (bulk or 24 packs)
  • Blending stumps
  • Smocks
  • Acrylic paints (assorted)
  • Tempera paints (assorted)
  • 36-color watercolor sets
  • Washable marketers (assorted)
  • Embroidery thread (assorted colors)
  • Magic tape
  • Staplers
  • Large world wall map
  • Rolling whiteboards
  • Supply caddies (for transporting art supplies to classrooms)
  • Hula hoops
  • Sidewalk chalk (set)
  • Jump ropes
  • Double stroller
  • Basketball
  • Projector (with bluetooth)
  • Towels
  • Lysol wipes
  • Multipurpose cleaner
  • Paper towel rolls


About Chris Chapman, Our Workshop Leader:

Chris Chapman serves as Senior Director of Development & External Affairs for the Advancement Foundation of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth. Drawing on a rich and wide-varying career, he has long-time experience in working together and building relationships with people of many different backgrounds, personalities, and goals.

Chris joined the Advancement Foundation of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth team in August of 2021. Prior to joining the Foundation, Chris has worked in both the California and Texas Legislatures, higher education development and engagement, and continues to be active in his community. He has recently served as President of the Greater Dallas Pachyderm Club, President of the Hunter's Ridge Home Owner's Association, and as Chairman of the Hackberry Creek Country Club Board of Governors.

Chris is a graduate of Texas Tech University and a native of West Texas. Growing up in Plainview helped shape and instilled upon him the value of the founding American principles of passion, self reliance, and service to others.

Chris is married to Jessica Chapman, and they are the proud parents of Justine who recently graduated with her Masters of Fine Art in Aix-en Provence, France and Jacob who is graduating from Tarleton State University and then serving in the United States Air Force.

Chris and Jessica are members of St. Mark Catholic Church in Argyle, and he enjoys volunteering his time serving as a member of both the Texas Tech Alumni Association National Board of Directors and the Dean's Advisory Council for the Texas Tech University College of Arts and Sciences.

In their precious free time, Chris and Jessica enjoy college football, drives along the Pacific Coast Highway, spending their time golfing together, and exploring all parts of the Great State of Texas.

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Lucid Private Offices (Southlake Town Square)
1560 E Southlake Blvd., Ste. 100L
Southlake, Texas

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Chris Chapman

Senior Director of Development & External Affairs at Advancement Foundation of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth

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