St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church Capital Campaign in Dana Point, California.

St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church

St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Dana Point, California, has grown by 41 percent since 2000 to almost 7,000 registered families. To accommodate this growth, ministries have expanded into every nook and cranny possible on campus. The parish created office and meeting spaces out of old confessionals and the former rectory’s dining room. As space became tighter, expanding ministries and starting new initiatives became impossible. The need for a new pastoral center and gathering space to accommodate growth became acute. Still, church leaders knew that raising the necessary funds wouldn’t be easy because of past struggles and distrust among some parishioners. St. Edward proceeded thoughtfully and hired the Steier Group for a campaign assessment before developing any conceptual renderings of what the pastoral center might look like. The assessment showed positive support for the project and the parish began to develop an architectural plan in tandem with campaign preparations. The Steier Group customized a plan that proceeded cautiously and focused heavily on transparent communication throughout the entire process. With a campaign adapted to the unique needs of the church community, the parish surpassed its campaign goals and raised more than $10 million to launch the project.

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The Steier Group’s unique, hands-on campaign management model, combined with our world-class grant writers and creative fundraising strategies, allowed us to exceed goal.


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We founded our firm on the belief that the best capital campaign is one that is customized and executed by one team, under one roof. When you hire the Steier Group, you eliminate the need to contract with additional vendors for services like copywriting, graphic design, grant writing, video production, website development or wealth screening. We reject the one-size-fits-all approach to fundraising and embrace every opportunity to design a capital campaign plan that will maximize our client’s fundraising potential.

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