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April 23, 2015 
23 Grants Will Impact Our Growing Catholic Community
Mount St. Michael students share their gratitude. 

More than $887,000 was awarded to 23 recipients at the 2015 Catholic Foundation Spring Grant Ceremony, held at St. Paul the Apostle Parish Center in Richardson, Texas on April 14.  


"We thank The Catholic Foundation tremendously for helping us with this new technology that will help us serve our constituents better and to work more efficiently," said Jill Killam, Director of Finance and Administration at Holy Family Nazareth Church, which received a grant to update office technology.

Funds from this grant cycle will impact schools and parishes in the diocese of Dallas providing much needed support as our Catholic community has been effected by significant growth over the years. 

Special thanks to our Board of Trustees, all those who attended this grant ceremony, and Fr. Flori and the St. Paul staff for hosting. 


Welcome Our Newest Advisory Council Members


Earlier this month The Catholic Foundation leadership welcomed 11 new Advisory Council members. These individuals are recognized for their contributions to the Catholic community and members of the professional community of attorneys, accountants and other financial experts. They join more than 100 Advisory Council members who serve to increase awareness of the Foundation as well as add to the expertise available to our organization.


  • Fernando Blanco - Prince of Peace Parish
  • Jim Burnham - Christ the King Parish
  • Javier Creixell - Holy Family of Nazareth & Church of the Incarnation
  • Mary Jo Dean - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
  • John Doke - St. Ann, Coppell
  • Bill Keffler - St. Paul the Apostle, Richardson
  • Robert W. Montgomery - Church of the Incarnation
  • Dan Odom - St. Rita Parish
  • Ed Ramirez, Jr. - St. Rita Parish
  • Max A. Wernick - St. Patrick Parish of Dallas
  • David A. Yost, CFP - Christ the King Parish



How Can Planned Giving Work for Me?

At some point in your life you think about leaving your legacy - your stamp on the world around you. You think about how you can impact your family and community after you are gone, and you try to plan for the future. That's it, that's planned giving

It can be as simple as it sounds, and there are ways to help you plan for your charitable legacy. Is a bequest the best way to take care of all your interests? Perhaps a charitable remainder trust can be a better tool for the long term? Planned giving allows you to consider your goals and find the right giving tool with the maximum long term benefits. 

Read through this planned giving brief 
to help you decide your next steps. Contact our planned giving experts here at the Foundation for more guidance and information by calling 972-661-9792. 


Call for Nominations: 2016 Catholic Foundation Award 

In 2015 Ed Leyden joined the

company of Catholic Foundation Award recipients who exemplify what it means to live out their lives for others with the spirit of Philanthropy.

Time to start thinking about who you can nominate for the 2016 award. The Foundation invites our community to present nominations to the board of trustees who select the next deserving recipient.  This award honors a worthy individual for his or her distinguished service and support of the Dallas area Catholic community. The 2016 award will be presented at next year's annual dinner on Friday, February 19, 2016.

Nomination forms will be available on our website in May, so you have some time to gather ideas. See the list of previous award recipients here



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


November 14-15, 2015 - Catholic Foundation Sunday


February 19, 2016 - 34th 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. If your school or parish is planning an event please consider using the calendar to avoid conflicts and to be apprised of all the various activities in the Diocese.  
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