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February 27, 2015 
Annual Award Dinner Celebrates Philanthropy and Our Catholic Community 

(L to R) Matt Kramer, Ed Leyden and Vicky Lattner

Nearly 1,500 guests honored Ed Leyden at The Catholic Foundation's 33rd Annual Award Dinner at the Hilton Anatole, making the 2015 dinner the largest in the Foundation's history. Kasey and Bill Hollon served as Dinner Chairmen for the event.

Leyden received the prestigious Catholic Foundation Award for his leadership role and positive impact on the Catholic education community. The Catholic Foundation also presented a scholarship to Maria Rossini for her senior year at The Highlands School and bestowed a grant to Bishop Lynch High School, designated for The Ed and Barbara Leyden Scholarship Fund in Leyden's honor.


New Members of The Board of Trustees Begin Their Term in 2015 


The Catholic Foundation has announced that Robert (Rob) M. Bertino, Jr., Kathy Hoover, J. Scott Moore, Tom  Nealon, Joe Popolo, Aileen Pratt and Robert Thoele have joined its Board of Trustees in 2015 for a three year term.  


Each new trustee brings experience and commitment that will enrich the Board.


"The Catholic Foundation Board welcomes all seven of these community leaders and thanks them for blessing us with the time and expertise they will be giving to our community foundation," said Matt Kramer, president and CEO of The Catholic Foundation.  "Adding new ideas and experience to our Board will enable us to explore innovative possibilities for the future while we continue to build on the successful legacy of our past 60 years."

Reasons Why a Charitable Gift Annuity Can Work For You

A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) plays a unique role in the plans of charitably minded individuals. When established, the donor receives an income tax deduction for a charitable gift as well as quarterly payments for life. After death, the charity receives any remainder in the CGA.

There are three distinguishing characteristics that make it unique:
  • Annual payout rates to the donor are based on the donor's age as recommended by the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA). 
  • A CGA is a contract between the charity and the donor. As long as the charity is in existence, the donor will continue to receive the contracted quarterly payments as long as they live even if assets in the annuity have been exhausted.
  • Because a portion of each payment is considered a return of the donor's principal, that portion is tax-free. Thus, the effective annual percentage payout is higher when compared against fully taxable annuities.

Learn more about numerous options available with a Charitable Gift Annuity click here.  

To learn more about how The Catholic Foundation can help you with CGAs and other ways of giving, please call us at 972-661-9792.



April 14, 2015 - Spring Grant Ceremony @ St. Paul the Apostle, Richardson


 August 20, 2015 - Application deadline for 2015 Fall Grant Distribution


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