Work of Heart Award

The Work of Heart Award, funded by a grant from The Catholic Foundation, was originally created in 2005 by a generous anonymous Dallas family. It has made over 1,300 awards, amounting to over $785,500, to deserving Catholic educators, administrators, and employees.

This is the 18th year for the program and there have been a few changes to the Work of Heart program.

The stipend for each award recipient has been increased from $500 to $1000.

January 4, 2023


April 3, 2023

Please find a link to the nomination form to the right!

The Catholic Foundation encourages participation from all parts of our Catholic community.

Nominations can be submitted by teachers, administrators, staff, chancery employees, students, parents, families, and anyone interested in Catholic education and the well-being of our schools. Candidates may not be nominated by relatives.

The criteria for the award include:

Outstanding service at your school
Modeling a Christian/Catholic example
Going the extra mile for an individual student, family or the community

An individual will not receive more than one Work of Heart Award in a three-year period. Past honorees are eligible again after three years.


Visit to learn more and submit a nomination form! 

Work of Heart flyer

Work Of Heart Nomination Form

Ms. Bozarth - Work of Heart recipient
Ms. Julie Bozarth, SJCS Work of Heart Recipient April 2023