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May 29, 2015 
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 in the spirit of Philanthropy.

The Foundation invites our community to submit nominations to The Catholic Foundation board of trustees who will select the next deserving recipient. This award honors a worthy individual for his or her distinguished service and support to further the religious, charitable or educational needs within the Diocese of Dallas. The 2016 award will be presented at next year's annual dinner on Friday, February 19, 2016 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

The deadline to nominate the 2016 Catholic Foundation Award recipient is July 1. Nomination forms are available on our website.

See the list of previous award recipients here.


Charitable Giving Through a Donor Advised Fund Provides Twice the Impact 


A gift that gives twice?  It almost sounds too good to be true, but it is very possible.


A Donor Advised Fund at The Catholic Foundation provides the optimal flexibility for charitable giving. Giving through The Catholic Foundation not only benefits your favorite charities, our modest fees and investment income earned from all funds goes into the Foundation's discretionary Philanthropy Fund which awards more than $1 million in grants annually to local schools, parishes and organizations impacting the Catholic community in Dallas.


Impactful giving is just one benefit of charitable giving through a Donor Advised Fund at The Catholic Foundation.  

Additional benefits of a Donor Advised Fund at The Catholic Foundation include:
  • support for your favorite charitable organizations, both Catholic and non-Catholic, in our community and beyond
  • making charitable gifts of stock and avoiding capital gains tax convenient
  • significant tax advantages and considerable less complexity because it exists in the context of a community foundation
  • the ability to manage additions to and make grant recommendations online at any time through the Foundation's DonorLink feature on the Foundation website
  • reduced administrative tasks and less complexity 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 ,  Michael George  or Mike Murray 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.
2015 Philanthropy Fund Grant Guidelines and Application Deadlines

2015 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 discretionary Philanthropy Fund, and various restricted funds, which include funds established by individuals or families to benefit their communities today and for future generations. 


The grant guidelines have been adjusted. Please read through the guidelines on the application before submitting a grant request. Don't miss the August 20th deadline for the Fall 2015 grant cycle. Contact Virginia Dominguez at 972-661-9792 with any questions. 



2015 Advisors Series Featuring Professor Jeffrey N. Pennell

The 9th annual Advisors Series for Estate and Wealth Management Professionals is scheduled for December 9, 2015 at the Belo Mansion in downtown Dallas. Professor Jeffrey N. Pennell, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta Georgia, will be the featured speaker. 


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


November 14-15, 2015 - Catholic Foundation Sunday


December 9, 2015 - The Advisors Series Featuring Professor Jeffrey N. Pennell


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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