The Development Office of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno is responsible for overseeing all diocesan-wide fundraising campaigns and related activities, donor and grant records, and resource and stewardship development. The two major stewardship campaigns the office is charged with administering are the on-going Our Faith, Our Family, Our Future (OFOFOF) Capital Campaign and the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.
Many of the nearly 21,000 parishioner/donors who have pledged to the OFOFOF Campaign are very familiar with how the Development Office cares for you, our donors. The office staff (Development Director, Debbie James, Belinda Ray) understand the importance of this caretaker role. We are not only charged with processing your generous donations in their many forms (credit, debit, check, EFT) but, most importantly, we must also protect and secure your private and personal donor information.
We are frequently called upon by our parish priests for assistance with both of these campaigns. The office also prepares detailed monthly status reports for every parish pastor/administrator. The staff must also account for every dollar that we receive and must complete a monthly close-out process with the Diocese Accounting Office to insure accuracy in accounting.
Be assured that your Development Office is up to the task of maintaining an accurate and secure donor database for both of the diocesan stewardship campaigns and that all donor requests will always be handled in a courteous, respectful and thankful manner. Know that donations to these campaigns are being administered by the diocesan staff in a manner that results in an exemplary “return on investment” that our parishioners/donors should expect.