Church of Saint Mary Capital Campaign in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Church of Saint Mary

Blessed with more than 4,000 parishioners and 70 ministries, the Church of Saint Mary in Tulsa, Oklahoma, continues to blossom as a parish. The growth Saint Mary has experienced brought some challenges, and the parish recognized the need to enhance its campus. After careful planning and discussion, the parish focused on a priority project – a community center. Saint Mary retained the services of the Steier Group for a capital campaign to fund this important project. The parish envisioned a center that would not just be a social hall. It would also address other priorities – including space for youth ministry and community outreach. The Steier Group’s strategies included a personal approach to major gift fundraising. The approach included volunteer involvement, personal visits and specific pledge requests to maximize the parish’s ability to attract financial support from major donors. In the middle of the active campaign, a $1 million challenge gift from an anonymous donor encouraged new gifts of all amounts. The With Arms Open Wide Capital Campaign raised more than $7 million. The successful campaign puts the parish on even more solid footing for the future as it serves its members and its community.

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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.


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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