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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    Miles of Smiles from 2020 Award Dinner

    Enjoy the views from our 2020 Catholic Foundation Award Dinner that celebrated the best in Catholic philanthropy as we honored Joe Dingman as the recipient of the 38th annual Catholic Foundation Award.

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    Donor Advised Fund Operational Update

    We want to bring your attention to operational changes to our Donor Advised Fund (DAF) grant process. A notice issued by the Internal Revenue Service affects two types of grants from a DAF.

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    Investment Committee Letter About Fund Change

    The Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees of The Catholic Foundation reviewed our asset allocations and performance of the underlying investment managers at the November 2019 committee meeting. It was decided to transfer the domestic equity assets from Vanguard Total Stock Market Index to Christian Brothers Investment Services Core Equity Index.

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    Talking Tech During Next Catholic Community Network Panel

    We're talking tech, focused on small and medium-sized nonprofits, at our next Catholic Community Network open to all non-profits, clergy and staff at churches, plus administrators and staff at local schools on Wednesday, March 4 in our Dallas office.


    Joe Dingman Receives 2020 Catholic Foundation Award at 38th Annual Award Dinner

    More than 1,000 guests gathered to honor affordable housing advocate Joe Dingman at The Catholic Foundation’s 38th Annual Award Dinner at the Hilton Anatole on Feb. 1. The annual dinner recognized the co-founder and treasurer of the Catholic Housing Initiative for his significant impact in the greater Dallas area affordable housing landscape over the past several decades.


    The Conversation: End-of-Life Seminar (SOLD OUT!)

    “THE CONVERSATION: A Catholic Perspective on End-of-Life Issues” on Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Rita Catholic Community in the Parish Commons room is now sold out!

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    Catholic Foundation Welcomes Three New Board of Trustees

    Lois S. Cartwright, Ana Esteve Yoder and Thomas G. Yoxall have joined The Catholic Foundation Board of Trustees and will serve a three-year term through 2022.

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    60 Things!

    Just how well do you know The Catholic Foundation? Here are 60 things you may not have known about us.

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    Come Celebrate Catholic Philanthropy At Its Finest Feb. 1

    Table and individual seat reservations are brisk for the 38th annual Catholic Foundation Award Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 1.

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    The Good Word Wraps Up 2019

    We hope those of you who received a hard copy of the most recent copy of The Good Word newsletter at home or business enjoyed the content. We continue to receive positive response about the new, larger tabloid format introduced earlier this year.

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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