Catholic Foundation News

The Catholic Foundation has been in the news! Check out what we have been up to and how we are positively impacting our Catholic community.

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    Spring Grant Recipients Receive $1.18 Million - Video of Ceremony

    Congratulations to the 28 Dallas-area Catholic churches and schools, plus nonprofit organizations that received $1.18 million in grants from The Catholic Foundation during our virtual spring grant ceremony.

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    Battle Tested: How Nonprofits & Schools Can Grow Stronger From the Challenges of COVID-19 Virtual Panel

    You are invited to a live, virtual discussion on Wednesday, June 3, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. about the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on several Dallas-area non-profits and schools and how their response can spur ideas for new business models, new approaches for interacting with key audiences and new ways of serving the immediate needs of the pandemic era while fulfilling your organization’s core mission. Please register for this free video/audio Catholic Community Network presentation and Q&A session by June 1 to Denise Shaw at, or call 972-331-1641. After registering, you’ll receive an email with details about joining the live conversation.

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    CEO Matt Kramer Interviews On KRLD-AM CEO Spotlight

    Our donors and staff are rising to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to our CEO Matt Kramer talk with KRLD business analyst David Johnson on the KRLD, 108-AM CEO Spotlight about the millions of dollars being provided to nonprofits thanks to our generous donors.


    Being Prepared Ensures Your Final Wishes Are Followed

    Conversations about illness, death and dying are never easy. Whether death comes suddenly or after prolonged illness, most of us are not comfortable discussing our medical wishes or end-of-life plans with our loved ones. However, being prepared ensures that your final wishes are followed.


    Mother's Day Mass on FOX4

    Join fellow faithful this Mother’s Day at 11 a.m. on FOX4 as Dallas Bishop Edward Burns and Auxillary Bishop Greg Kelly concelebrate Mass from St. Edward Catholic Church just east of downtown Dallas.

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    Rising to the Challenges of the Day

    With gratitude to Catholic Foundation donors past and present, our team continues to work safely from home, and our efforts have not been deterred. Many of our donors and Foundation friends have risen to the challenges of the day by helping with various projects including food drives, equipment distribution and prayer sessions via videoconferencing.


    Thank You Teachers

    We’re very grateful and appreciative for the outstanding support, love, nurturing, guidance and role modeling that Dallas-area Catholic teachers provide our local students.


    CommUNITY During Sunday's Televised Masses

    We’re pleased to continue as the financial broadcast sponsor of each televised Sunday Mass, including those in May and June to be concelebrated by Dallas Bishop Edward Burns and Auxiliary Bishop Greg Kelly on FOX4 at 11 a.m. and replayed at noon on KDFI, Ch 27 or 7, depending upon your video service provider.

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    Catholic Foundation Employee, Neighbors, Collect Food & Funds For Local Ministry

    Rising to the challenge, a Catholic Foundation employee, Sylvia Windham, and her family participated in a massive food drive with their Canyon Creek Home Owner Association (HOA) in Richardson to feed North Texans. Last weekend, Sylvia, the Bilingual Gift Processing Coordinator, and her neighbors collected 14,000 pounds of food and the CC HOA donated $10,000 in cash for a local non-profit in Richardson called Network of Community Ministries (Network), a spring 2019 recipient of a Catholic Foundation grant.

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    KATH, 910-AM Interview Of The Week

    President and CEO Matt Kramer shares how The Catholic Foundation donors and staff have risen to the challenge of the shelter-in-place era.

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2020 Catholic Foundation Award Dinner

All are invited to celebrate the finest in community service and Catholic philanthropy in the Dallas-area community at the 38th annual Catholic Foundation Award Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.

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North Texas School Leaders Discuss Innovation in Catholic Education

The Catholic Foundation Advisory Council annual meeting featured a compelling discussion about innovation in Catholic education, an issue very important to us.


Innovation in Catholic Education on Display at Advisory Council Meeting

The Catholic Foundation Advisory Council members were treated to a compelling discussion about innovation in Catholic education at their annual meeting. Fr. Michael Forge, pastor of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church and School, Chris Rebuck, president of Bishop Lynch High School; and Dr. Thomas Hibbs, incoming president at The University of Dallas spoke about new and exceptional examples of innovative practices taking shape at their respective schools.

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Hear From Non-Profit Experts On Running Great Organizations

All are welcome to our offices on Wednesday, June 5 for the next Catholic Community Network focused on the importance of management, including the nuts and bolts of key topics such as hiring, firing and budgets. Our guest panelists include Trisha Cunningham, President and Chief Executive Officer, North Texas Food Bank; Jim Burke, Executive Vice President and COO, Vistra Energy; and Deacon Jake Schroepfer, President, John Paul II High School. The three speakers will also cover foundational issues such as mission, communications and strategy.

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Calling All Artists!

Do you or someone you know have artistic flair deserving of being showcased on a 3,900 square foot public space in downtown Dallas? Now's your chance to see by participating in our 14th annual 'A Year On The Plaza' artists competition.

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How We Facilitate Your Charitable Giving & Philanthropy

We make it easy at The Catholic Foundation to carry out your charitable giving and philanthropy goals as a trusted community foundation.

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Dallas Bishop Edward Burns Recognizes The Catholic Foundation

Dallas Bishop Edward Burns expresses his appreciation to The Catholic Foundation for the stalwart work the Foundation does to help local parishes, schools and nonprofits, plus programs that take place throughout the Dallas Catholic Diocese.

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Registration & Sponsorship Open For Fall Advisors Series

Plan to attend the 13th annual Advisors Series for Estate and Wealth Management Professionals at the Belo Mansion Nov. 14 in downtown Dallas. Registration of $90 per person remains open, and after Nov. 12 can be done by calling 972-661-9792.

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Want to Honor a Superstar Employee at a Local Catholic School?

The Work of Heart Award Program was created in partnership with The Catholic Foundation by a donor who sought to achieve a unique charitable purpose.

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Celebrating Catholic Community Service

The 37th annual Catholic Foundation Award Dinner was a night for the ages.

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The Good Word Grows Grander

We hope those of you who received a hard copy of The Good Word – Winter 2019 edition at your home or business enjoyed not only the content but the new, larger tabloid format.

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A Night of Celebration and Many Smiles

See hundreds of photos from the 2019 Catholic Foundation Award Dinner!

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2019 Catholic Foundation Award Honoree Video

Enjoy the tribute video of our 37th annual Catholic Foundation Award honoree, Raul Estrada.


Panel Discusses Maximizing Non-profit Board Leadership

Our most recent Catholic Community Network session provided invaluable insight on non-profit board leadership for a roomful of local non-profit officials.

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Catholic Foundation Award Recipient Shares Story on Dallas Airwaves

Raul Estrada, our recently honored Catholic Foundation Award recipient, recently sat down with KRLD-AM business analyst David Johnson for his series, “CEO Spotlight” to talk about his career and what drives him to serve others in the greater Dallas community.

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