Opportunities to Support

Many of our events and giving programs are designed to support specific programs throughout the school. If you are interested in supporting a particular area of need, please consider the following:

Endowment

Bishop Dunne offers donors an opportunity to honor or memorialize friends and families with a named Legacy Scholarship. The family may choose the criteria for the student who is to receive this scholarship or it may choose to have no restrictions at all. The Legacy Scholarship is aimed at assisting students in financial need now and in the future with 50% of the donation going towards the current tuition assistance program and the other 50% being placed in the Bishop Dunne Endowment Fund for future use.

Annual Events

Grandparents Day
This special event honors our Falcon Grandparents with a Mass followed by a breakfast with their grandchildren. The 2018 Grandparents Day will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, in the Bishop Dunne gym.

The Bishop Dunne 100 Dinner
The Bishop Dunne 100 Dinner is an annual event that has as its major theme the celebration of student achievement and success at Bishop Dunne. All proceeds support student sponsorships and tuition assistance for deserving families. The Dinner derives its name from the group of one hundred additional new students that Bishop Dunne Catholic School is planning to admit over the next few years. The 17th Annual Bishop Dunne 100 Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at the Omni Dallas Hotel.

Homecoming
Each fall Bishop Dunne designates one home football game as the Homecoming game. All alumni are invited to attend this game, reminisce old memories, and show Falcon pride. Festivities begin with the pre-game alumni tailgate, and Alumni Hall of Fame recognition.

The 2017 Homecoming game will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017, at Earl Hayes Stadium versus Nolan Catholic High School.

Golf Tournament
The Bishop Dunne Golf Tournament is an annual event held in the spring. The day includes golf, food and refreshments, along with a chance to bid on silent and live auction items. Prizes are awarded to the top three teams, the longest drive, and closest to the pin. Proceeds from this event benefit the school’s athletic programs.

The 15th Annual Bishop Dunne Golf Classic will be held Monday, March 26, 2018, at Stevens Park Golf Course in Oak Cliff.

Sounds of Bishop Dunne Concert

The Sounds of Bishop Dunne concert is a night filled with music, dance and celebration, featuring student, faculty and alumni talent that will leave you in awe. Proceeds from this concert benefit the school’s fine arts program.

Bishop Dunne Alumni Spring Fling
The inaugural event will be held at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff on Thursday, April 5, 2018. The evening will kick-off the Alumni Reunion Weekend. Any alumni or classes interested in participating should contact Alumni Director, Liz Hernandez, '11, at ehernandez@bdcs.org.

Bishop Dunne Funne Runne
Bishop Dunne Funne Runne and 5K Road Race is an annual event that benefits the Gladys Barrientos Memorial Scholarship Fund. The road race begins at 8:00 a.m. in front of the school and makes its way around the surrounding areas. Participants come from all over the metroplex and have a great time either competing or jogging at their own pace. The 14th annual Bishop Dunne Funne Runne will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Every year, we ask for volunteers and sponsors to help in many different ways: monetary donations, donations of Gatorade, bottled water and fruit, assisting with race day setup, registration and cleanup, contact information of possible donors or sponsors who would like to help or participate.

Educational Programs

GeoTech Lecture Series and Conference

The GeoTech mission is to provide a forum to inspire and motivate grade K-12 educators to teach about the Earth – its structure, societies, environments, and their interplay, using a wide range of technologies. The unifying theme of the conference is exploration beyond the classroom and instructional technology. The primary goal of the conference is to make a difference in the lives of the students, the community, and to enhance the work of all educators at the local, state, and national level. The conference is now in its 28th year. Click here to learn more about GeoTech at Bishop Dunne.

SOAR
The SOAR (Student Outreach And Readiness) is staffed by specialist teachers and mentors who assist students with time management, organization, grade tracking, tutorials, and communications. SOAR teachers are available each afternoon to work with students.

College Ready Academy

The College Ready Academy for first-generation college students at Bishop Dunne Catholic School is modeled after the University Leadership Network at the University of Texas at Austin. The College Ready Academy is a two-year program designed to improve the college graduation rate for students who will be first-generation college students. College Ready Academy includes monthly sessions for students, parent engagement meetings, service-learning, financial literacy, and academic requirements to build college retention protective factors.


Athletic Support

Athletic Sponsorships and Media Guide
Media Guide ads, banners and sponsorship packages are sold throughout the year as a means to support the athletic program, bring awareness to the community, and promote Falcon spirit and pride.

Golf Tournament
The Bishop Dunne Golf Tournament is an annual event held in the spring. The day includes golf, food and refreshments, along with a chance to bid on silent and live auction items. Prizes are awarded to the top three teams, the longest drive, and closest to the pin. Proceeds from this event benefit the school’s athletic programs.

The 15th Annual Bishop Dunne Golf Classic will be held Monday, March 26, 2018, at Stevens Park Golf Course in Oak Cliff.


Capital Improvements

One of the main goals of 2015-2018 Strategic Plan, Opening Doors focuses on people and programs, but the achievement of these objectives requires resources to strengthen current operations and facilities. Our future master plan will respond to the evolving needs of today’s learners and leaders by promoting a dynamic and innovative environment to support the academic, co-curricular, and spiritual mission of the school.