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Catholic Development Council LUMINOSITY Awards 2023


The Catholic Development Council’s Luminosity Awards recognize excellence in Direct Response campaigns from faith-based organizations. Entries may be submitted by the organization or the agency.

The Call for Entries is now open. Submit your campaigns from Calendar Year 2022.
Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2023

LUMINOSITY Award winners will be announced and displayed at the 2023 Catholic Development Council Awards Luncheon and Celebration on August 2 during the Faith & Fundraising Forum in National Harbor, MD (just outside Washington, DC). The display & recognition will continue throughout the Forum and the following days of the Bridge to Integrated Marketing and Fundraising Conference.

How to Enter

  1. Confirm you are a member of the Catholic Development Council (nonprofit or agency)
  2. Select Your Submission Categories (for a campaign from 2022)

The Evergreen Awards:  best control piece that continues to generate response and revenue for your organization.

The New Gen Award:  best acquisition campaign.

Best Creative: a campaign or an event that demonstrated superb creativity and excellent response.

Most Innovative: a campaign or event that challenged the status quo by demonstrating innovative approaches to drive fundraising success.

3. Submit Your Entry Form (one per submission), including uploading your creative.

4. Submit Your Entry Fee here. $95 per entry. Entries that have not been paid for in time for judging will be disqualified.

You may nominate campaigns from 2022 for one  or all of the awards (descriptions to the left):

  • Evergreen
  • New Gen
  • Best Creative
  • Most Innovative

Questions? Reach out to Abby Graf at

Awards Steering Committee

Bonnie Meyer | Executive VP & Chief Creative Officer, Meyer Partners

Charlie Cadigan | Senior Vice President, Wiland

Lisa Quist | Chief Development & Advancement Officer, Franciscan Friars of the Atonement

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