Development 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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Contact the Development Office

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