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August 19, 2014 

Michael (Mike) J. Murray, J.D. Joins The Foundation as a Senior Development Officer


Effective August 1, 2014, Mike

Mike Murray

 Murray joined The Catholic Foundation as a Senior Development Officer. A Dallas native and licensed attorney, Murray's expertise in nonprofit organization management will allow for cultivating donor relationships, assisting with planned gifts to the Foundation and promoting the mission of The Catholic Foundation.


Join us is welcoming Mike whose professional expertise paired with his dedication to the Catholic community is a great fit for this position.


2014 Advisors Series to Feature Jonathan Blattmachr
The 8th annual Advisors Series for Estate and Wealth Management Professionals is scheduled for December 10, 2014 at the Belo Mansion in downtown Dallas. Jonathan G. Blattmachr will be the featured speaker. 

For more information on the event, online registration and event sponsorship opportunities please visit the event page on our website. Thank you to our presenting sponsors Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP and Carter Financial Management.

What's the Secret to Charitable Giving Through a Donor Advised Fund?Digital illustration concept of saving money, using dollar sign in a light bulb. Great idea.

There is no secret. The truth is, utilizing a Donor Advised Fund at The Catholic Foundation offers optimal flexibility for charitable giving. Often times financial advisors recommend Donor Advised funds over a private foundation. 

Benefits of a Donor Advised Fund at The Catholic Foundation include:
  • you can support various charitable intentions both Catholic and non-Catholic in our community and beyond.
  • you can make charitable gifts of stock and avoid capital gains tax.
  • significant tax advantages and considerably less complexity because it exists in the context of a community foundation.
  • reduced administrative tasks associated with charitable giving.
If giving through a Donor Advised Fund at The Catholic Foundation is something you are considering please contact  Cheryl Unis Mansour or Michael George in our office for guidance on establishing this type of charitable fund. For more information on other current giving options at The Catholic Foundation visit our website. 

Fall Grant Application Submission Deadline August 21, 2014
2014 Spring 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. Grants are made from the Foundation's unrestricted Philanthropy Fund, and various restricted funds, which include funds established by individuals or families to benefit their communities today and for future generations. 


Don't miss the August 21st deadline and be sure to read the grant guidelines at before you submit your application. Contact Virginia Dominguez at 972-661-9792 with any questions. 





October 9, 2014 - A Year on the Plaza Art Unveiling


November 15 & 16, 2014 - Catholic Foundation Sunday


December 10, 2014 - Advisors Series for Estate and Wealth Management Professionals - Presenter, Jonathan G. Blattmacher  


February 6, 2015 - 33rd Annual Catholic Foundation Award Dinner
All upcoming events are posted on The Diocese of Dallas Catholic Community Calendar. Make the Catholic Community Calendar your resource for all major events happening in and around North Texas in our Diocese.
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