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Parish & School Resources

Parish & School Resources

The Advancement Foundation team assists parishes and schools by promoting bequests and other planned gifts, assisting with grant requests, raising funds through #iGiveCatholic, providing resources for parish stewardship committees, educating parishioners about opportunities to share generously with the many ministries of the Diocese of Fort Worth, and by establishing endowment funds that support parishes, schools and Catholic organizations for generations to come.


The Advancement Foundation Newsletter for Parish Staff.

2023 - 2024 Newsletters

Newsletter (4th Quarter FY24)
Newsletter (3rd Quarter FY24)
Newsletter (2nd Quarter FY24)
Newsletter (1st Quarter FY24)

2022 - 2023 Newsletters

Newsletter (4th Quarter FY23)
Newsletter (3rd Quarter FY23)
Newsletter (1st Quarter FY23)

Past issues

Newsletter (4th Quarter FY22)
Newsletter (3rd Quarter FY21)
Newsletter (1st Quarter FY20)
Newsletter (3rd Quarter FY20)
Newsletter (4th Quarter FY20)


New Fee Structure

For Gift Processing and Investment Management

Presentations for Parishes, Schools & Catholic Organizations

Members of the Advancement Foundation team are available to speak to parish groups or host a special event about the following topics:

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Building Your Legacy

A presentation to assist people with discerning their legacy and the importance of end-of-life documents.

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Stewardship, A Way of Life

Learn about the six themes of stewardship and practical ways to implement them in your parish and everyday life.

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Special Collections

Why does the church take up second collections? Answers to this question and a snapshot of each collection and how it helps locally, nationally and internationally.

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Fundraising 101

A presentation about the basics of fundraising.

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Annual Diocesan Appeal

Discover how your gift can make a difference for the vital ministries the Appeal supports each year.



Rachel Martinez, CFRE
Director of Annual Giving and Grants

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