The staff in the Office of the Archbishop's Appeal and Grants strive to facilitate the Appeal process for donors and parishes alike. The Office coordinates the direct mail program and oversees the In-Pew parish efforts. Each year, the Office produces the campaign's more than 500,000 pieces, including parish manuals, brochures, informational DVDs, bulletin inserts, and pledge envelopes, sending over 400,000 pieces of mail, and spending more than 3,000 man hours on data entry. In addition to producing written materials, the Office also plans meetings and special events, as well as provides speakers for parishes, schools, and other entities seeking to develop good stewardship practices.
Mrs. Cecile Montanez, Director
The Director of the Archbishop’s Appeal and Grants is the administrator responsible for the daily planning and implementation of the Archbishop’s Appeal. The Director maintains communication with parish pastors and Appeal Coordinators in order to ensure the appropriate and timely execution of the Annual Appeal cycle and the administration of Appeal grants.
Email: [email protected] Phone: 210-734-1991
Masiel Arroyo, Marketing & Communications Liaison
The Appeal Marketing & Communications Liaison is responsible for supporting the Director with the development of marketing, communications resources, a digital footprint, and stewardship education efforts that focus on increasing awareness of the Appeal’s Archdiocesan-wide impact. The Marketing & Communications Liaison works directly with the Director, in conjunction with the Appeal Outreach Liaison, to create a cohesive, donor-centric messaging and marketing strategy.
Email: [email protected] Phone: 210-734-1604
Iliana Contreras, Development Outreach Liaison
The Development Outreach Liaison cultivates a relationship with parish pastors and lay volunteers from 170 parishes and missions to assist with their efforts in mission awareness, education, preparation, planning, and execution of the Annual Appeal Campaign. The Development Outreach Liaison works with the Director and the Marketing and Communications Liaison to implement parish best practices in fundraising, e-communications, engagement, and development efforts to fully engage the parish community.
Email: [email protected] Phone: 210-734-1606