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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    Catholic Editors Embrace Technology To Tell Stories

    Guests at the quarterly Catholic Community Network hosted by The Catholic Foundation Dec. 4 gained valuable insights from the editors of The Texas Catholic and North Texas Catholic. Key areas of discussion included ways to earn media coverage and establish strong editorial relationships built upon trust.

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    The Catholic Foundation Awards $862,656 in Grants at Fall Ceremony

    The Catholic Foundation awarded $862,656 in grants to 19 local schools, churches and community organizations during its fall grant ceremony today at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Community, a past grant recipient of the Foundation.

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    "Check" This Out!

    It's going to be a great day on Friday for several Dallas-area churches, schools & nonprofits.

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    More Than $850,000 To Be Awarded During Nov. 22 Grant Ceremony

    Each spring and fall, The Catholic Foundation provides grants to organizations that meet the physical and spiritual needs of the Catholic community throughout the Diocese of Dallas and the region. The fall award ceremony will take place Friday, November 22 at 11 a.m. at past grant recipient, St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Community in McKinney, as grants are awarded to North Texas churches, schools and community organizations.

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    Meet the Editors: Working Effectively With Catholic News Media

    Join the editors of the Dallas and Fort Worth Diocesan newspapers, The Texas Catholic and North Texas Catholic, that cover news in North Texas and abroad with a Catholic perspective, who will discuss the current state of news and how your organization can work most effectively with their publications.

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    Seeking a Spring 2020 Grant? Letters of Intent are Due Nov. 21

    To streamline our grant application process, we introduced a new step last spring known as a Letter of Intent (LOI) that enables grant seekers the opportunity to share project summaries before submitting a full grant application. This helps us determine whether organizations and projects are of interest and eligible for grant consideration.

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    Year-End Giving Deadline Reminders

    As 2019 draws to a close, we’re providing important reminders involving year-end giving deadlines.

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    "Saint Peter's Fish" Wins Annual Art Competition

    We celebrated our “A Year On The Plaza” art dedication and unveiling Oct. 16 in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. Congratulations to North Texan Kimberley Peterson, our 2019 art competition winner for her piece "Saint Peter's Fish" that will be on display for one year at The Catholic Foundation Plaza in the Dallas Arts District.

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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.

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    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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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