The Charity and Stewardship Appeal is the annual appeal of the Diocese of Lincoln. First established in 1971 by Bishop Flavin as the Diocesan Development Program (D.D.P.), the appeal has provided for many of the needs of the diocese, especially Catholic Education. Under Bishop Bruskewitz, the annual appeal was given a new name, but the Charity and Stewardship Appeal remained successful in supporting and expanding many diocesan programs and ministries.
With the arrival of Bishop Conley, the appeal continues to support numerous apostolates such as Catholic Social Services, the Newman Center and Retreat House, Pro-Life and Youth Ministries.