Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and School
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Mound, Minnesota, is a vibrant parish with a flourishing school. With a history stretching back more than 100 years, the parish is known for its community outreach. To ensure it could continue serving parishioners and the community, the church knew it had to give attention to its buildings. The parish developed a plan to modernize, improve and secure its campus facilities. The parish partnered with the Steier Group on the Stepping Forward in Faith Capital Campaign to achieve its vision. The parish’s plan included upgrading the church and parish center HVAC system, updating church restrooms and creating a new science classroom and lab at the school. The plan also called for improving safety and security on campus, and retiring debt. Campaign preparation included developing a communication plan that included weekly bulletin inserts, social media posts, campaign video, lay testimonials and electronic newsletters to volunteers. The campaign focused on personal appeals to donor prospects, asking each to consider a specific gift amount. The parish community rallied around the campaign, which raised over $3.1 million for Our Lady of the Lake’s important goals.
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.View all services offered