One way NCDC leads Catholic organizations toward excellence in their development ministries is by awarding significant individuals and fundraising programs.

Good Samaritan Award

The Good Samaritan Award was established in 1968 and is awarded annually at the NCDC Conference and Exposition. This award exemplifies concern for others through exceptional service. Members of religious communities, lay people, and non-NCDC members are eligible for nomination. More…

George T. Holloway and Bishop Robert F. Morneau Awards for Distinguished Service

In 1975, NCDC established the Award for Distinguished Service to be given annually to a member of NCDC who has made an unusually significant contribution to the cause of religious and charitable fundraising, and in the spirit of Jesus Christ. More…

Lumen Awards

The Lumen Awards were created to acknowledge excellence in the ministry of fundraising and to enrich the Catholic development community through sharing this excellence.