Catholic Diocese of Dallas

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Bishops Annual Appeal for Catholic MinistriesDevelopment Office

The mission for the Office of Development is to manage all capital campaigns for the diocese, including the Bishop's Annual Appeal.

Grant Writing Assistance:

The Development Office of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas provides support to all diocesan entities through grant writing services.  Below is a grant checklist to assist in collecting the information most commonly required when applying for funding through private and public foundations.  Any diocesan organization interested in applying for funding through a foundation can request assistance with the application process by contacting Karen Cooperstein at .

Grant Application Checklist

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Development Office Contacts:



Monica Austin
Development Office

Events Director – Bishop’s Invitational

Rae Bechtel
Development Office

Development Assistant

Karen Cooperstein
Development Office

Grant Writer

Esmeralda Garcia
Capital Campaign

Campaign Data Specialist
(214) 379-3174

John Hughes
Development Office

Associate Director of Development
(214) 379-3177

Veronica Leura
Bishop's Appeal

Appeal Donor Relations Specialist
(214) 528-2240

Lucia Liendo
Bishop's Appeal

Gift Processor & Reconciliation Specialist

Matt Nevitt
Bishop's Appeal

Bishop's Appeal Manager
(214) 379-2862

Cynthia Soriano
Development Office

Parish Services Administrator
(214) 379-2849

Shannon Stepanek
Capital Campaign

Associate Director of the Capital Campaign
(214) 379-3176

Jim Urbanus
Development Office

Director of Development
(214) 379-2823

Tiffany Vega
Development Office

Major Gift Officer
(214) 379-3178