Scott Whitaker

Scott Whitaker serves as the Secretariat Director for Stewardship, Development and Communications for the Diocese of Austin. He directed the first-ever Diocesan capital campaign which exceeded its goal of $45 million with pledges over $84 million and directed a $10 million campaign for a new Catholic High School in north Austin. Additionally, he oversees the Catholic Foundation - Diocese of Austin which manages more than $22 million in endowments that support Catholic activities in Central Texas.

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    Stewardship – Now is the Time


    As I travel around Central Texas speaking about stewardship, I always seem to get the same response – “I don’t get this stewardship thing!” Stewardship seems to be a very difficult concept for many people. Perhaps it is because we get caught up in the notion that stewardship is only about money and getting more […]

    Stewardship and the Universal Church

    St. Francis Assisi

    At most Sunday Masses, we stand after the homily and recite the Nicene Creed. This creed is our proclamation that we believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit as three persons in one God. We also proclaim our belief that our Church is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. To proclaim the Church […]

    Catholic Services Appeal

    The Catholic Services Appeal provides neccesary funding to diocesan ministries that one parish cannot accomplish on its own.

    During November, parishes across the Diocese of Austin participate in the Catholic Services Appeal (CSA).  Now in its 35th year, the CSA has provided over $66 million of support to the ministries of the diocese.  This year’s Appeal will help support many diocesan  ministries, including a quality education for 46 seminarians, as well as thousands […]

    Stewardship as a Way of Life

    Mary was the ultimate steward

    The basic principles of Christian stewardship – accountability, generosity and the willingness to give back with increase – stem from a spirit of gratitude. People of faith acknowledge God as the giver of all creation. Everything that we have and all that we are, our skills and talents, our possessions, and life itself are gifts […]