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Interim Executive Director of Development
Mr. Shane Nolan
Phone: (919) 821-9707

Director of Stewardship
Mrs. Liz McKee
Phone: (919) 821-9745

Director of Special Gifts

Development Associate
Ms. Ellen Kunkel
Phone: (919) 821-9772

Bishop's Annual Appeal

The Gospel mandate, and an unwavering emphasis of Pope Francis, is that our love for God must be reflected in our love for one another, especially the weak and vulnerable. In response to that call, our diocese remains fully committed to increasing our outreach to feed, clothe, educate and pray with those in most need of assistance.

The Bishop’s Annual Appeal (BAA) is the combined effort of all parishes and parishioners in the Diocese of Raleigh to provide this outreach. With the help of God, our combined efforts can have a tremendous impact in responding to those who depend on our help.

The theme of the 2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal, “Instruments of God’s Service,” serves as a reminder to imitate God’s mercy by providing love and support to those in need. Over 30 ministries are supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, and we invite you to explore the BAA site to learn more about the impact of your generosity to the campaign.

The BAA kicks off in January and concludes in December. Over $120 million has now been raised since its inception in 1978. Thank you for your support!

Pledges and Payments

  • To pay your BAA pledge by credit card, to set up direct bank account withdrawals, or to schedule recurring payments, please visit this page or call the Office of Stewardship and Advancement at 919-821-9772.
  • For stock donations, please complete this form (PDF).
  • BAA payment mailing address:

    Bishop's Annual Appeal
    Catholic Diocese of Raleigh
    PO Box 639322 (BAA)
    Cincinnati OH 45263-9322

    Please make checks payable to Bishop’s Annual Appeal.

View the 2018 BAA brochure (PDF)