St. Patrick's Catholic Church Capital Campaign in Fremont, Nebraska

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

Many families at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fremont, Nebraska, have benefited from the new elementary school the parish opened in 2010. The parish diligently paid down the construction costs, but debt remained. The parish hired the Steier Group, which had partnered with St. Patrick on a previous capital campaign, for a new campaign to retire the construction debt, fund much-needed renovations on the St. Patrick campus and address operational deficits. But the effort faced a major unforeseen challenge. Historic flooding in eastern Nebraska hit the community hard in spring 2019, leading to a six-week delay in the campaign kickoff. The timing of the flood required great sensitivity. Many parish families were hurting because of the flooding. The Steier Group assured the parish that the firm’s top concern was the well-being of the community. The Steier Group provided recommendations to the parish on communicating with parishioners the status of the campaign and emphasizing that St. Patrick’s priority was helping those affected by the flood. The firm also lent a hand, sending a group of Steier Group volunteers to assist with the flood relief. The parish persevered, not only overcoming the flooding but carrying out a successful campaign that has raised over $2 million for St. Patrick’s important goals.

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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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