St. Isidore's Catholic Student Center Capital Campaign in Manhattan, Kansas.

St. Isidore’s Catholic Student Center

St. Isidore’s Catholic Student Center in Manhattan, Kansas, faced a challenge – a chapel too small to serve the growing number of Kansas State University Catholic students who were coming there for Mass. Students and permanent parishioners regularly filled the chapel to overflowing and turned out in big numbers for activities and ministries. St. Isidore’s facilities had simply run out of room to accommodate the students and continue growing. Leadership decided to undertake a capital campaign to build a new church and renovate and enlarge the student center. Leaders chose to partner with the Steier Group because they knew the firm could help the Catholic student center reach potential donors beyond the immediate Manhattan area. The Steier Group carried out a capital campaign in Manhattan, and conducted satellite campaigns in the Kansas City metro area and Wichita. The firm used a combination of personal visits and group events to inform potential donors and seek support. One large event was even held at Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. After rolling out the campaign in Manhattan, Kansas City and Wichita, the campaign team conducted a series of smaller group events statewide in Kansas to spread the word and make personal connections with supporters. The Steier Group helped St. Isidore’s manage the more than 130 volunteers who were instrumental in the campaign’s success. Just as St. Isidore’s leaders had hoped, the campaign had a broad reach. The successful campaign received gifts not just from across Kansas, but from over 30 states, raising more than $12 million.

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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.


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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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