Katy, Texas, a growing town on the western edge of the Houston metropolitan area, lacked a Catholic school. The Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Community saw an opportunity to fill this education gap by building a new elementary and middle school, the first step in a master plan to engage the Catholic faithful of Katy. The church partnered with the Steier Group in a capital campaign called Faith in Our Future – Investing in Catholic Education. It raised more than $5 million. Thanks to strong parish leadership and a comprehensive capital campaign, the Catholics of Katy will have a school to call their own. In August 2018, the parish realized its dream when it opened Epiphany of the Lord Catholic School.
In 2019, Epiphany partnered with the Steier Group for a second campaign. The Celebrating Our Faith as Children of God campaign aimed to raise funds to grow and expand the school to allow for increased enrollment, make various improvements and upgrades to the parish facilities and to fulfill the parish’s goal in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s campaign. This was a 26-week campaign that ended up spanning 26 months thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign launched in October 2019 before pausing in March 2020. After 18 months, the campaign resumed with $2.7 million in commitments. The Steier Group team knew the importance of communication efforts to successfully reconnect with parish and school prospects after such a challenging time. Leadership responded with numerous creative communications strategies that led to a successful finish to the fundraising effort. Between the two campaigns, Epiphany has raised more than $9.9 million.
“I look forward to collaborating with the Steier Group on future capital campaigns and I would strongly encourage other churches and nonprofit organizations conducting major campaigns to select the Steier Group as their fundraising consulting firm.”Fr. Tom Lam, Pastor, Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Community
A Customized Approach
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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You have a vision for the growth and success of your church, school or organization. Now it’s time to gather the generous, wholehearted support you need to make it happen. Contact Steier Group today to discuss the benefits of a customized capital campaign.