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June 23, 2015 
Gifts of Capital Assets Provide Benefit to Charity and Donor

Charitable giving in the United States has risen to its highest level since the great recession according to Giving USA 2015: Annual Report on Philanthropy. 


The Foundation's 2014 Annual Report set for release in July 2015 highlights an increase in charitable giving on behalf of our many generous donors. Last year's record giving at The Catholic Foundation illustrates that donors recommended nearly 30% more grants in 2014 compared to 2013, utilizing the Foundation's expertise to make an impact with their charitable giving. If you drill down to how individuals are giving you find various types of gifts donors consider when gifting to a cause or contributing to a fund at the Foundation including: 

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  • appreciated securities
  • closely held stock
  • real property
  • tangible personal property
  • mineral interests
  • life insurance
  • mutual funds
  • qualified retirement plan assets 

Gifts of capital assets can provide the donor with significant tax benefits. Read a sample donor story here

Every donor has a different approach to giving and our professional development staff at the Foundation are here to guide you through the best plan for you and your family. Still want to learn more on what types of gifts can provide you with the best benefits? 

Call for Nominations: 2016 Catholic Foundation Award

The Foundation invites you 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.
Call for Artist: 2015 Year on The Plaza Art Competition

The Catholic Foundation Plaza in the Dallas Arts District is a gift we share with the Dallas community. The Foundation is once again holding its annual art competition, A Year on The Plaza. The public unveiling will take place October 2015.


Do you know a Texas artist whose work should be featured in the Dallas Arts District? Direct them to our website for more information about the competition, submission requirements, and previous artwork featured on the plaza. All Texas artists are invited to submit their art work by August 27, 2015.



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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