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

Jonathan Baca
Development Office

Annual Appeal Coordinator
(214) 379-3190

Rae Bechtel
Development Office

Development Assistant

Karen Cooperstein
Development Office

Grant Writer

Esmeralda Garcia
Capital Campaign

Capital Campaign Associate
(214) 379-3174

John Hughes
Development Office

Interim Director of Development

Veronica Leura
Bishop's Appeal

Appeal Donor Relations Specialist
(214) 379-2865

Lucia Liendo
Development Office

Database Administrator
(214) 379-2863

Matt Nevitt
Bishop's Appeal

Bishop's Appeal Manager
(214) 379-2862

Judith Rodriguez
Bishop's Appeal

Gift Processor/ Donor Relations Specialist
(214) 379-2864

Cynthia Soriano
Development Office

Parish Services Administrator
(214) 379-2849

Tiffany Vega
Development Office

Major Gift Officer
(214) 379-3178