NEWSWIRE 17.12.07

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Dec 7, 2017 12:23:00 PM


Sr. Georgette Keynotes International Conference

Sr. Georgette in Rome

Last week, Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF, delivered the keynote address at the International Fundraising Conference. Hosted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, the conference included participants from over 20 countries.

Sr. Georgette’s address focused on building a culture of mission and philanthropy while being donor-centered and mission-driven. She also did a breakout session on ethics and served on an end of the day question and answer panel each evening.

Call for Presentations

NCDC is seeking presenters for the 2018 National Conference & Exposition and for the NCDC Regional Workshops.

To be considered for the 2018 conference and 2018 Fall workshop series, submissions must be received by December 30. Submissions for other programs may be submitted at any time.

Membership Renewal Continues

Commit to joining us in 2018 as we celebrate our Golden Jubilee as a community of Catholic fundraisers!




Congratulations to Pat Regan, CFRE, Executive Director of Development for Trinity Missions (Silver Spring, MD) upon the completion of her 29 years of service at Trinity Missions.  Pat, the recipient of the 2017 NCDC Robert F. Morneau Award for Distinguished Service, served Trinity Missions in various capacities starting off as a copywriter and editor and leading the office’s creative team for the direct mail program. She is relocating to Florida and will continue to work part-time for Trinity Missions in research and grant-writing. Our best wishes and blessings to Pat as she begins this new chapter.


Members are studying the results of their Giving Tuesday campaigns. Eileen Kerner of the Sisters of St. Francis (Sylvania, OH) shared their experience:

“We had a very successful #GivingTuesday, raising over $13,000  with 75+ donors participating.  Up from 38 donors in 2016, and up $4,000 in revenue.

Sent out one message Wed before Thanksgiving, a second message on Monday and a third and fourth message on Tuesday with the direct link to our donation page. Getting stronger each year.”

Thanks for sharing, Eileen!


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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Archdiocese of Milwaukee

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Boston, MA
Archdiocese of Boston


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