Catholic Foundation Events Calendar

As part of its service to the community, and to enhance the visibility of both its philanthropic work and the pressing needs of the community, The Catholic Foundation hosts and sponsors a number of public and educational activities each year.

Fall Advisors Series Focused on Recent Tax Developments

Thank you to all who attended our 13th annual Advisors Series for Estate and Wealth Management Professionals at the Belo Mansion Nov. 14 in downtown Dallas.

Howard M. Zaritsky, a nationally-recognized expert on estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes, fiduciary income taxes, estate planning and estate administration, presented "The Year in Review: An Estate Planner's Perspective on Recent Tax Developments."


December Catholic Community Network: Meet the Editors

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, for a Dec. 4 panel during which they will discuss the current state of news and how your organization can work most effectively with their publications. 


Our guest speakers are David Sedeño, Editor, The Texas Catholic and Juan Guajardo, Editor, North Texas Catholic in a panel titled, “Meet the Editors: Working Effectively With Catholic News Media to Showcase Your Organization’s Success.”


During the discussion, non-profit and for-profit professionals can learn how best to establish strong working relationships with both newspapers and showcase the good work of their organizations and impact on the community. 


Topics will include media engagement, filtering news before it’s pitched to reporters and the role of digital media in today’s media landscape.


On December 4, a networking light breakfast will take place from 7:30 to 8 a.m. followed by our guest presentation from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Seating is limited, so please RSVP after details on our presentation are announced to Denise Shaw,, or 972-331-1641. Admission is free.

Art Dedication and Unveiling - Facebook Live Video








Congratulations to our 14th annual Year On The Plaza Art Competition winner, Kimberley Peterson, for her entry "Saint Peter's Fish."


You can watch our short Facebook Live video at The Catholic Foundation, @CatholicFnd, to hear remarks from the Oct. 16 ceremony in downtown Dallas.

Spring grant recipients

Fall Grant Award Ceremony November 22

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 November 22 at 11 a..m. at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Community in McKinney as grants are awarded to North Texas churches, schools and community organizations. 

The grants support a number of initiatives including a variety of building renovations and enhancements, technology upgrades and projects that serve the greater community.

Read our fall 2019 media advisory here.


You can see photos and watch videos from the spring grant ceremony that are located in the Photo & Video Library section of our website.