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Join us Saturday, February 11, 2017!

Hilton Anatole, Dallas 6:00pm

Once again, The Catholic Foundation is honoring a deserving individual/couple for his or her distinguished service and support of the Dallas-area Catholic community. The Catholic Foundation Award Dinner brings the community together to honor the spirit of philanthropy that for years has supported our wonderful community.

2017 CAtholic Foundation Award dinner honoree:

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Jane and Don Hanratty

Community leaders Jane and Don Hanratty have been selected as the 35th Catholic Foundation Award honorees in recognition of their dedication, generosity and impact on the Catholic community and education in the Diocese of Dallas and beyond. The Hanrattys will be honored during The Catholic Foundation Award Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at 6pm at the Hilton Anatole.

 “The Catholic Foundation Award honors an individual or couple for distinguished service and support to further the religious, charitable and educational needs within our Diocese,” said Matt Kramer, president and CEO of The Catholic Foundation. “Dedicated philanthropists, volunteers and community leaders, Jane and Don Hanratty exemplify the true intent of this award. Their positive leadership and generosity has strengthened so many of our local Catholic schools and organizations.”

 Both raised in Irish Catholic families in Chicago, Jane and Don met at a powderpuff football game raising funds for the March of Dimes at Western Illinois University. Giving back was a part of both of their lives as individuals, and that commitment grew stronger as they became a family.


 Here are some videos and pictures from the 2016 dinner:














Dallas Morning News Article about the 2016 Award Dinner and Honoree


Here are a few of the photos from the largest Catholic Foundation dinner in history.

 Table hosts click here to see table pictures

For additional information about The Catholic Foundation Award Dinner, please contact Linda Scheets, 972-661-9792.

Recipients of The Catholic Foundation Award

2016- Abbot Denis Farkasfalvy

2015 - Ed Leyden

2014 - Mary and Mike Terry

2013 - Bob Baillargeon

2012 - Sister Margaret Ann Moser, O.S.U.

2011 - Mary Templeton

2010 - Father Phil Postell, S.J.

2009 - Marianne Staubach

2008 - J. Oliver McGonigle

2007 - Jan Collmer

2006 - Jere Thompson Sr.

2005 - Michael R. Corboy

2004 - The Rose Mary and J.M. Haggar, Sr. Family

2003 - James M. Moroney, Jr.

2002 - Rev. Timothy Gollob

2001 - Beatrice M. Haggerty

2000 - Gene Vilfordi

1999 - Susan Heller Stanzel

1998 - Peggy and Charles Galvin

1997 - Hal Tehan

1996 - Pat and Neil O'Brien

1995 - Kay and Henry Neuhoff III

1994 - Louis J. Maher

1993 - James Walsh

1992 - Robert Sasseen

1991 - William D. Barrett

1990 - Honorable David G. Fox

1989 - Society of St. Vincent de Paul

1988 - The Brady Center; Marillac Social Center

1987 - Steve Landregan

1986 - Sister Carla Dolce, O.S.U.

1985 - Joe Fechtel

1984 - Thomas C. Unis Sr.

1983 - Monsignor Henry McGill

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