Diocese of Lake Charles Capital Campaign in Louisiana

Diocese of Lake Charles

The Diocese of Lake Charles, in southwest Louisiana, was facing problems common to Catholic dioceses that focus on helping the needy: an underfunded priest pension account, a cathedral in need of restoration and many parish buildings needing similar work. Given the diocese’s tight annual budget, leadership knew that a capital campaign – the first ever for the diocese – would be necessary. The Steier Group designed a customized campaign, named Return to the Lord, tailored to Catholics in this unique region. The extra effort to make the campaign a “feel-good” experience paid off in results that exceeded even the most optimistic projection.

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“While this capital campaign is the first of its sort that this diocese has conducted, as a pastor for many years, I had numerous experiences with similar endeavors assisted by stewardship consulting firms. Steier Group stands with the best and, in this particular case, excelled and exceeded my expectations.”

– Glen John Provost, Bishop of Lake Charles, Diocese of Lake Charles

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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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