Catholic Foundation News

The Catholic Foundation makes news all the time. Check out what we have been up to and how we are positively impacting our Catholic community and region.

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Nov. 10 Professional Advisors Series to Feature Northern Trust Chief Tax Strategist Paul S. Lee

Our 16th annual Advisors Series for Estate and Wealth Management Professionals on Nov. 10 will feature Paul S. Lee, J.D., LL.M, who will present "Top Planning Ideas Today: COVID, Congress, Charity."

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67 Things to know about The Catholic Foundation

When you're a 67 year old community foundation, you do a lot of things that people don't know about. Learn more about us by reading our 67 Things fact, in English and Spanish.

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Calling All Texas Artists to Compete For $2,500 & Downtown Dallas Display of Art for a Year!

The 17th annual Art on the Plaza competition is underway and all Texas artists 18 years of age or older are invited to submit one original work of art to be considered for the first prize of $2,500 and opportunity to have your art displayed in the hear of the downtown Dallas Arts District for one year.

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Seeking a Fall 2022 Grant? Letters of Intent are Due June 15

The first step in applying for a grant from The Catholic Foundation involves submitting a Letter of Intent, or LOI. The LOI spells out an organization’s goals and plans and they are due by midnight Wednesday, June 15.

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Mental Wellness Discussed At June 7th Catholic Community Network Session

The Tuesday, June 7th Catholic Community Network session will focus on the universal topic of mental wellness and feature Andy Keller, PhD, a nationally recognized thought leader on the topic.

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Advisory Council Breakfast Guests Hear Update on Institute for Homiletics

Institute for Homiletics founding executive director Dr. Karla Bellinger spoke to The Catholic Foundation's Advisory Council members at an annual breakfast in Dallas in late April.

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The Good Word - Spring 2022

This edition of The Good Word showcases what we consider to be a game changer when it comes to planned giving. You’ll read about our new strategic partnership with the Guadalupe Radio Network and Young Catholic Professionals and how those organizations have turned to The Catholic Foundation for support relative to their philanthropic strategy involving their patrons.

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June 4 Circle-of-Life Seminar Offers Peace of Mind

“THE CONVERSATION: A Catholic Perspective on Circle-of-Life Issues” continues this June, and you're invited to attend our next information-packed and free seminar on Saturday, June 4th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dallas.

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Local Schools, Churches & Community Organizations Receive $1.1 Million in Spring Grants

Congratulations to the 22 local schools, churches and community organizations that received $1.1 million from The Catholic Foundation during its spring grant ceremony.

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Innovation Panel: How to Foster & Drive Success For Your Nonprofit

As we continue our in-person quarterly Catholic Community Network sessions on Wednesday, April 6th, we look forward to hosting two dynamic nonprofit leaders who have blazed trails when it comes to innovation and leadership.


The Catholic Foundation Welcomes Three New Trustees To Board

Fred Bangs, Mark N. Howard and Dr. Mayra Thompson have been elected to The Catholic Foundation Board of Trustees under the leadership of Board Chair Aileen Pratt, who is serving her second year of a two-year term. The new trustees will serve two, three-year terms ending in 2027.

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Lydia and Dan Novakov Named 2022 Catholic Foundation Award Honoree

Lifetime Catholic philanthropists, supporters of charitable organizations to be honored next February

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Circle-Of-Life Seminar March 5th Offers Peace of Mind

Online registration for this seminar has closed as we've reached capacity. We'll provide more information about our next Circle-Of-Life seminar as it's planned. It’s important for you and your loved ones to understand the Church’s teachings on circle-of-life decisions and you’re invited to attend our next seminar, The Conversation, on Saturday, March 5th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The seminar that provides a Catholic perspective on Circle-of-Life issues will take place in a socially distant environment at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church - Parish Center in Richardson.

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Catholic Foundation Award Recipients Share Story of Faith & Service

Listen to how ancestors cast a depth of faith upon Lydia & Dan Novakov, our 39th annual Catholic Foundation Award recipients that prompt them to serve people & groups in need.

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67 Things To Know About The Catholic Foundation

As we embark on our 67th year of existence, we’re excited about the future and the continuing positive impact The Catholic Foundation will have on our Catholic community and region. Many know about the work of The Catholic Foundation from the grant recipients who receive funds thanks to the generosity of donors both past and present.

News Media Contacts

Bill Kula, APR, Director of Marketing and Communications, via email or 972-331-1636 (o), 214-789-1644 (mobile)

Lauren Dugger, Sunwest Communications, via email, or 214-373-1601, x272 

Emily Wingate, Sunwest Communications, via email, or 214-373-1601, x269