St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church Capital Campaign in Kirkwood, Missouri.

St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church

A decade ago, St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church in Kirkwood, Missouri, carried out a major construction project that changed the parish landscape. The important project included the addition of a narthex, an adoration chapel and a new education center. Though the parish diligently paid down the construction debt, the parish still owed a significant amount. The payments made it challenging for the parish to concentrate resources on its ministries. After careful study of parish needs and development of a strategic plan, St. Gerard partnered with the Steier Group on the Cherishing Our Past … Strengthening Our Future Capital Campaign. Along with addressing the debt, the campaign focused on making much-needed upgrades to the church and enhancing campus security. Communication is key with any fundraising drive, and the Steier Group’s strategy included interviews, surveys and other steps to make sure parishioners felt their voices were heard. As a result, the campaign received strong backing from parishioners. With the help of active volunteers and visionary leadership, the campaign raised more than $3.7 million toward the parish’s important goals.

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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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