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:



Rae Bechtel
Development Office

Development Assistant
(214) 379-3165

Karen Cooperstein
Development Office

Grant Writer

Esmeralda Garcia
Capital Campaign

Capital Campaign Associate
(214) 379-3174

Kelly Halaszyn
Office of the Chief Operating Officer

Director of Development
(214) 379-3178

John Hughes
Development Office

Associate Director of Development
(214) 379-3177

Veronica Leura
Bishop's Appeal

Gift Processor/Reconciliation Specialist
(214) 379-2865

Lucia Liendo
Development Office

Database Administrator
(214) 379-2863

Briana Luisi
Development Office

Associate Director - Bishop's Invitational Golf Tournament

Cynthia Soriano
Bishop's Appeal

Bishop's Appeal Manager
(214) 379-2862