Creating the Future
of Catholic Education

We specialize in institutional advancement consulting, strategic planning, and capital campaign management for Catholic secondary education. It is our singular focus.

26 Years

Serving Catholic Education

Over 300

Catholic Schools Served

1 Billion

Dollars Raised

Message From The President

Thank you very much for your interest in Advancement Partners and welcome to our website.

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Our Core Values

There are five core values that are the essential and enduring tenets of our company.

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Our Services

Capital Campaign/Major Gift Management, Annual Fund Creation/Enhancement, Strategic Planning, and more.

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Advancement Partners Summer Seminar 2023

August 2-4 2023 at the University of Notre Dame

This year's summer seminar is designed for school leaders determined to chart their school's path post-pandemic…creating a bold plan…and securing the funds to ensure that plan. The time is NOW to focus on the right strategies — strategic planning and major gift/campaign funding — and this seminar, in person again at the University of Notre Dame, will do that.

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What Our Clients Have to Say

“Advancement Partners offers a unique Catholic perspective to fundraising. Their extensive, national experience in Catholic school philanthropy enabled Archbishop Spalding High School to exceed our campaign goal through a comprehensive and disciplined strategy. And they are always accessible for advice and counsel!”

Kathy Mahar

Archbishop Spalding High School, Severn, MD

“The members of the Advancement Partners provided valuable insight and encouraged us to think in creative ways about our overall fundraising program - this was immensely helpful!”

Judith Mucheck, PhD

Chaminade Madonna College Preparatory, Hollywood, FL

“We worked with API for our Feasibility Study and Campaign. Don and Terry Fairholm were very professional and knowledgeable when working with us and when reporting to our Steering Committee and Board of Trustees. We worked well together during the campaign process and I feel that they listened to us and partnered with us throughout, with the shared goal of being successful.”

Judy Gerwe

Mount Notre Dame, Cincinnati, OH