A Message from the Director

Thank you for visiting our website. It is a privilege to have you join us.

For a number of years, I was able to work closely with Father John Flynn (1926—1997) a priest from the Archdiocese of Omaha who has been called the Father Flanagan of America’s Catholic schools and parishes. He had the vision to advance development to advance the mission of the Church and believed development to be a ministry.

  • For your information:

  • CODES was established in 1992.

  • Over 2,000 Catholic leaders have been members.

  • Our Catholic Development +Quarterly+ newsletter has been called the best newsletter for Catholic institutions.

  • More 5,000 Catholic leaders have attended our nationally recognized training programs: Omaha Development Institute, National Catholic Planned Giving Seminar, Pastors National Development Congress and Special Request Programs.

  • The best Catholic development programs are the ones that work with consultants on an ongoing basis. Our Initial Development Assessment can get you headed in that direction.

  • Our Publications can assist you by telling your story with our Custom Printed Brochures.

  • All of these services can be accessed or ordered online from this website.

There is a tremendous amount of additional information to assist you. Please let us know how you can be of service. Best wishes for continued success.


Richard P. Garrigan
Executive Director