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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    Joe Dingman Named 2020 Catholic Foundation Award Honoree

    Joe Dingman, a successful Dallas-based real estate investment manager, has been named the 38th Catholic Foundation Award honoree. Joe will be recognized for his Christian example and significant impact made during the past three decades to provide access to affordable housing in the Dallas area. On February 1, 2020, Joe will be honored during The Catholic Foundation Award Dinner at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.


    Elizabeth Murray Joins The Catholic Foundation Development Team

    Please join us in welcoming Elizabeth Murray to The Catholic Foundation in the role of Senior Development Officer.


    Essentials and Difference Makers of Non-Profit Development

    An overflow crowd at our quarterly Catholic Community Network Sept. 4 enjoyed a lively conversation of constructive insight from three local business experts who shared best case practices about non-profit development.


    Say Hey Cristo Rey!

    We’re very proud to be hosting two Cristo Rey Dallas College Prepatory School students in our office this school season.

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    2018 Annual Report - Together, We Are The Foundation

    We encourage you to view our 2018 annual report that explains what it takes to build a strong foundation, and how we have done that over the years with the support of many people in our Catholic community.

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    Summer’s Fading, But Keep Growing Your Non-Profit Management Skills

    In the spirit of “never stop learning and networking,” we’re inviting Dallas-area non-profit professionals to our next quarterly Catholic Community Network panel on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at our offices.

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    Summer Reading - The Good Word

    We received positive feedback about our larger tabloid format size of The Good Word introduced in the winter. Building upon the format change, we encourage you to take a look at the spring/summer edition that’s loaded with news about The Catholic Foundation and our supporters.

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    Get Social With Us!

    We use social media to tell our story, expand awareness about our mission and engage with multiple audiences including existing and prospective donors, Catholic churches and schools, plus other community foundations and non-profit organizations.


    Business Leaders Share Advice on Running Great Organizations

    Three outstanding business leaders with expertise in for-profit and non-profit organizations shared their wisdom, knowledge and insight to a packed house of non-profit professionals at today's quarterly Catholic Community Network meeting at our headquarters.

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    New Grant Application Process Begins With Letter of Intent Due June 14

    Each spring and fall, The Catholic Foundation awards Dallas-area Catholic schools, parishes and non-profit 501©3 organizations grants through our Philanthropy Fund as well as endowment funds which support specific purposes.

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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 is open. Four sponsorship levels are now also available for consideration.

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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 

Kristen Carter, Sunwest Communications, via email, or 214-373-1601, x250