The Madeleine Parish and School Capital Campaign in Portland, Oregon

The Madeleine Parish and School

The Madeleine Parish and School faced a common problem for many Catholic churches and schools – a lack of space. But this Catholic community in Portland, Oregon, had a unique solution sitting unused in its own community – the Old Church. Home to the parish’s first Mass on Christmas Day in 1911, the Old Church served the parish for more than 40 years until a new church was built in 1955. Since then, the building had served as little more than the church attic. But this beautiful old building holds much promise. With that in mind, The Madeleine community embarked on its first full-fledged capital campaign since 1984. Renovating the Old Church into a new multipurpose space galvanized the community and led to a successful campaign, including a $1 million challenge gift.

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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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