Refer to these guidelines to ensure that contributions are received and processed by December 31, the IRS deadline for yearly tax deduction eligibility.
Please note that the Diocese of Dallas Pastoral Center will close for the Christmas and New Year Holidays at 11:00 a.m. on December 21, 2017 and reopen at 9:00 a.m. on January 2, 2018.
Checks – Date your check on or before December 31, 2017 and mail via the U.S. Postal Service with a postmark on or before December 31, 2017. Please note that this year December 31st falls on a Sunday. Checks dated and postmarked by December 31st and received in 2018 will be counted as 2017 contributions.
Checks may be hand delivered to the reception desk at the Pastoral Center by 11:00 a.m. on December 21st.
If you are sending a check via a service such as FedEx or UPS, it must be received by the Diocese prior to 11:00 a.m. on December 21st. Postmarks apply only to items sent through the U.S. Postal Service.
The address for mailing, shipping or hand delivery:
Catholic Diocese of Dallas
Attn: Development Office
3725 Blackburn St.
Dallas, TX 75219
Stock Held in a Brokerage Account – Gifts of publicly traded stocks that will be transferred electronically via DTC must be received into a Diocese of Dallas brokerage account by December 29, 2017. Gifts of stock can be made to the below diocesan entities. For more information, please contact Barry Hanner in the Business Office at (214) 379-2803 by 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 21st.
Procedures for Gifts of Stock
- Catholic Diocese of Dallas
- Bishop's Annual Appeal
- Our Faith… Our Future Capital Campaign
- Catholic Schools Office
Stock Held in Certificate Form – Please call Barry Hanner in the Business Office at (214) 379-2803 by December 7th for instructions.
Mutual Fund Units – Since mutual fund units cannot be electronically transferred via DTC, please contact Barry Hanner in the Business Office at (214) 379-2803 by December 7th to determine if units from your mutual fund company can be accepted into one of our brokerage accounts.
Online Gifts – Credit card charges must be processed by 11:59 p.m. in your time zone on December 31st. Credit card contributions are deductible in the year the charge is made. Online gifts may be made at:
- Dallas Bishops Appeal for Catholic Ministries
- Bishop's Invitational (Scholarships for Catholic Schools)
- Our Faith Our Future Capital Campaign
Wire Transfers – Must be received into a Diocesan account by December 29th. Please call Barry Hanner in the Business Office by 11:00 a.m. on December 21st for wire transfer instructions.
For further assistance with year–end gifts, please call Jim Urbanus, Director of Development, at (214) 379-2823 or John Hughes, Associate Director of Development, at (214) 379-3177 by 11:00 a.m. on December 21st.