The University of Dallas Ministry Conference will host a special session for all Catholic School Board and Advisory Council members of the Dioceses of Dallas and Fort Worth.
Growing school enrollments is a national issue facing Catholic education today. What distinguishes successful, thriving Catholic school models? How do our schools stand out in a crowded marketplace? Where are our new students? This workshop will share best practices in strategic enrollment management that will help schools strengthen recruitment and retention activities. Participants will leave with a strong sense of what's working - and just as importantly, what's not. This session will be of interest to school and parish leadership, board members, faculty and staff and parent volunteers.
Mary J. Foley serves as a Partner with Partners in Mission and has served hundreds of not-for-profit organizations, internally as a Director of Development, and also as a fundraising and enrollment management consultant. For over 25 years Mary Foley's name has been synonymous with the promotion, advancement and excellence of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Mary is highly sought after far beyond Chicago as a keynote and speaker at professional conferences and Diocesan workshops around the country focused on advancing the mission and work of Catholic education. Mary chairs the Prayer Circle at St. Giles Parish in Oak Park, Illinois where she, her husband Steve and daughter Grace reside.