NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Diocese of Dallas completed the first-ever comprehensive capital campaign surpassing the goal of $125M, raising over $130M. This historic effort is the largest campaign ever executed by any Catholic diocese or archdiocese within Texas.
"We could not have done it without Changing Our World," stated The Most Reverend Kevin Joseph Farrell, Bishop of Dallas. "They proved themselves time and again – exceeding the campaign goal while increasing our annual appeal. I am forever grateful for their counsel!"
As one of the fastest-growing dioceses in the US, the Diocese of Dallas represents 1.3 million Catholics. The campaign, Our Faith… Our Future, launched in January 2013 in honor of the diocese's 125th anniversary.
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"Our design and management of this campaign was scaled to meet the unique needs and conditions within the Diocese of Dallas. Our approach, combined with the commitment of Bishop Kevin Farrell and the leadership of the diocese, created a recipe for success," noted Brian Crimmins, Chief Executive Officer at Changing Our World. "Money raised will ensure the ongoing vitality of the ministries and programs that serve the people within the Diocese."
The funds raised support Catholic education and Catholic Charities throughout the diocese, as well as provide for the capital and programmatic needs for the Cathedral and Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving, TX. Additionally, a portion of funds raised will be returned to the 76 parishes for local needs.
"From the outset, including the feasibility study, Changing Our World conducted a professional, relationship-focused campaign," commented Jim Urbanus, Director of Development of the diocese. "Numerous challenges and opportunities were met by the Changing Our World staff with an unwavering sense of confidence that gave assurances to reluctant pastors and campaign leaders that we could and would succeed."
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