NEWSWIRE 17.06.01

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Jun 1, 2017 12:03:00 PM


NCDC Announces 2017 Lumen Award Call for Entries

NCDC members may now submit their examples of good fundraising practice for entry into the 2017 Lumen Awards. The deadline for entry is June 30.

All active and associate members of NCDC are eligible for the Lumen Awards. Corporate members may pay the entry fee for an NCDC member client, but the entry must be approved by the nonprofit organization.

All methods of fundraising are eligible, including direct mail, newsletters, websites, special events, etc.

A new category has been added for 2017: Donor Relationship Enhancement. Any piece used to declare your mission and enrich relationships with donors or potential donors qualifies for the category.



In memoriam: Fr. Lawrence Choate, O.S.M.

Fr. Lawrence Choate, O.S.M. died on May 26 at Our Lady of Sorrows Residence in Chicago. Fr. Larry, a friar and priest of the Order of Friars Servants of Mary (Servites), was a very faithful member of NCDC.  He attended the Large Volume Mailers meeting regularly, the Leadership Summit and the Annual Conference as well as regional programs.

He served his Province as Development Director, Treasurer and was pastor of St. Francis of Assisi/Our Lady of the Angels Parish.

Please pray for the Servite Community as the Fathers and Brothers mourn his death and celebrate his passing into eternal life.

Today Catholic Relief Services hosted a Facebook Live Event at 1 pm EDT to inform supporters about the lifetime of challenges children who grow up in orphanages face.

Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity invited supporters to give thanks to their fathers celebrating, honoring, and giving thanks for the special men in their lives by enrolling them in their Father’s Day Golden Treasury of Masses and by lighting a large candle in their memory at one of the altars in Our Lady of Victory Basilica.



Development DirectorNationwide, United States Global Catholic Climate Movement

Annual Giving and Donor Relations ManagerNew York, New York, Paulist Fathers

Assistant Director of Mission AdvancementNew Windsor, New York, Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Chief Development OfficerLos Angeles, California, Archdiocese of Los Angeles


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