Office of Development

The Office of Development oversees stewardship programs that provide funding for the operation of Diocesan ministries.

It works to provide funding for the Diocesan offices, for the care of the Diocese's retired priests and for other programs and events organized by the Diocese of Alexandria. The staff of the Office of Development is also involved in developing stewardship programs for the parishes. The Office of Development is committed to keeping the Catholic faithful informed of ways to practice stewardship, thereby enhancing the spiritual life of everyone in the Diocesan community.

Annual Diocesan Appeal - A diocesan wide fund-raising appeal to aid in supplementing funding for the programs and ministries of the Diocese.

2023 Annual Diocesan Appeal

The 2023 Annual Diocesan Appeal has begun; letters were mailed to all households in February. If you did not receive a letter from Bishop Robert W. Marshall, Jr., and would like to give to the 2023 ADA, please call 318-445-6424 ext. 209 and we will send you a pledge card, or, go online to and click the “donate” link. Our sincere thanks in advance to all you have done and will continue to do for the Annual Diocesan Appeal.

For more information about the Annual Diocesan Appeal contact Sandi Tarver, (318) 445-6424, ext. 209.

Planned Giving

Catholic Foundation

A means of investing in the future of our faith is making contributions that will benefit ministries and programs. Contributions to the Foundation are invested and the interest is used to fund any program or ministry the donor requests.

Welcome! Planned gifts can benefit the Diocese while helping you to save taxes, increase your income and pass more on to your heirs.

For example, did you know that...

  • You can receive income for life in exchange for a gift
  • Giving appreciated property, like stocks or real estate, costs less than giving the equivalent amount in cash
  • Some assets can benefit you more if you give them away
  • Some gifts cost nothing now, but leave a legacy later
  • Some gifts allow you to pass more on to your heirs and save taxes

For more information, contact Joe Hebert at Catholic Foundation: P.O. Box 12833, Alexandria, LA 71315, or call us at (318) 487-9222 so that we can assist you through every step of the process.

Visit the Catholic Foundation of North Central Louisiana website.


Deacon Richard Mitchell

Sandi Tarver

Hannah Morgan