Two by Two

"And he began to send them out two by two..."
- Mark 6:7

A Premier Society

What is Two by Two?

Two by Two is Catholic Extension’s premier leadership annual giving society. Donors of this society join with us in building communities of faith by giving commitments of $1,000 to $5,000 annually to Catholic Extension. This esteemed group of individuals represents our most engaged, dedicated, and loyal annual giving donors.

Catholic Extension is another expression of community.  Integrating faith into all aspects of our lives takes us out of the four walls of church.”

— Dan Johnston, Two by Two donor

Who You’re Helping

Catholic Extension works in solidarity with people in America’s poorest regions to build up vibrant and transformative Catholic faith communities. By committing to Catholic Extension through Two by Two, you are advancing this mission, helping us to develop leaders, build churches, strengthen ministries, reach out to the poor and vulnerable, educate seminarians, and engage youth.

This incredible variety of programs, scholarships and grants develop the life-restoring friendship of God and builds communities of faith that are so essential to the transformation of lives and society.

A Two by Two gathering in Chicago
A Two by Two gathering in Chicago


By giving a total of $1,000 or more each year, your benefits give you access to the following:

Fr. Jack Wall, Catholic Extension President and Mack McCarter, 2019-2020 Lumen Christi Award recipient

Lumen Christi Award Judge

Two by Two donors participate as regional judges to help select Catholic Extension’s national Lumen Christi Award recipient. This award honors an individual or group working in one of the dioceses we support who demonstrates how the power of faith can transform lives and communities. The award is accompanied by a $50,000 grant to support the recipient’s ministry.

Specialized Mission News

Grant reporting throughout the year, including reports from the field and three issues of Extension magazine annually.

Important Gatherings

Exclusive invitations to regional Catholic Extension events with Senior Leadership and other Two by Two partners.

Other benefits include:

  • Two by Two Partner Card
  • Catholic Extension Annual Report
  • Mid-Year Impact Report
  • Opportunities to visit Catholic Extension dioceses

Want to learn more?

Contact Shea Gilliland, Manager of Development: (669) 247-4931 | or
Samantha Grady, Development Coordinator: (312) 795-6046 |