In 2019, the Steier Group partnered with the Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle (the Paulist Fathers), the first religious community of Catholic priests established in North America. The Paulists’ ministry is found in media and the arts, in parishes and downtown centers, and on college campuses. In 2017, the Paulists began raising funds to construct a new seminary building in Washington, D.C., care for senior Paulists, address deferred maintenance at Paulist-owned properties and invest in outreach ministries. After raising just shy of $9 million in lead gifts, the Paulists hired the Steier Group to conduct a campaign planning study to gauge support for a national capital campaign. Following a successful study, preparations began for Hope for the Future: A Comprehensive Campaign for the Paulist Fathers. Despite the various challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the effort raised an additional $21.3 million in pledges and gifts, leaving the Paulists with over $30 million in total commitments. Ten Paulist parishes, downtown centers and campus ministry centers conducted local campaigns for the broader effort, using customized plans for each community. In total, the campaign received gifts from over 2,700 donors spanning 38 states and four countries. Thanks to their generosity, the Paulist House of Mission and Studies will open in the summer of 2022, while outreach ministries like the Paulist Press and Busted Halo are already benefiting from campaign support.
“When we were ready to relaunch the effort in the fall of 2020, the Steier Group stood by our side and navigated a challenging, stressful and ever-changing pandemic world. ... I strongly recommend the Steier Group to any religious order, diocese, parish or school seeking to engage the services of a fundraising and development firm.”Very Rev. Eric Andrews, C.S.P., President, The Paulist Fathers
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.