FAQs

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When did The HALO Initiative for Catholic Education, Inc. become acknowledged as a 501(c)(3)?

May, 2020

What kind of charity is The HALO Initiative?

The HALO Initiative is a 501(c)(3) public charity.

What does the HALO Initiative do?

The HALO Initiative works with donors and community partners to bring fresh perspectives and resources to the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Dallas. Together we bring innovation, business expertise, funding and agility - so The Catholic Schools Office (CSO) can focus on forming Saints and Scholars. The unique relationship between HALO and the CSO allows supporters of Catholic education to work collectively for long-term sustainability and growth of the entire Catholic school system.

How is the HALO Initiative structured?

The HALO Initiative works with donors and community partners to bring fresh perspectives and resources to the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Dallas. Together we bring innovation, business expertise, funding and agility - so The Catholic Schools Office (CSO) can focus most on forming Saints and Scholars. The unique relationship between HALO and the CSO allows supporters of Catholic education to work collectively for long-term sustainability and growth of the entire Catholic school system.

How is the HALO Initiative funded?

Initial funding came from individual donors, foundations, and businesses who value the efficiency and focus on sustainability The HALO Initiative provides. The Endowment Trust and the Catholic Diocese provide support in exchange for services we provide to the Catholic school system. This creates added governance and allows funds raised by HALO to serve innovative programs rather than operating costs.

Is HALO part of the Dallas Diocese?

No. The HALO Initiative is an independent 501(c)(3) organization which operates in coordination with the Dallas Catholic Schools Office and with the blessing of the Diocese of Dallas.

What kinds of services does HALO provide?

We collaborate with the Catholic Schools Office and to find and provide resources needed to solve the school system's biggest challenges with innovative approaches. In doing so, we can often take on risks the Catholic schools cannot take on their own. Also, The HALO Initiative creates efficiency across the Catholic school system by managing the allocation and distribution of tuition assistance. In time, we will help to streamline other processes that can support the Catholic Schools. In addition, HALO can increase awareness of Catholic education and spread the good news about what is happening with our Catholic school students and their families, thanks to the dedication of our educators and staff serving each community. We are very pleased to provide more data and recognition to help demonstrate that Catholic schools are good for Dallas.