“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

“Thanks to a professional and committed partnership with Advancement Partners, we were able to devise a vision and plan to ensure the sustainability of our school for future generations. Their expertise and experience provided us the insight and direction to implement the best approach for successful long-term fundraising. Advancement Partners was not only invested in moving our school forward, but was equally invested in maintaining our school's core values in the process.”

Eileen Healy

Advancement Committee Chair
Benet Academy, Lisle, IL

“Never having created a strategic plan, I knew I needed a consulting team that had a well thought out, proven and developed process to guide us through both the discovery and implementation stages of the plan. By working with Advancement Partners, I've discovered that strategic planning is a fluid, continuous action. The added value that Advancement Partners provide is their long-term commitment to ensuring our success, as well as an in-depth knowledge of Catholic education and the challenges facing our institutions.”

Terrence J. Kenneally '67

Holy Name High School, Parma Heights, OH

“Advancement Partners has been critical to St. Catherine's success. They have been true partners with us as confidants, advisors and coaches for our Advancement Offce and me, personally. They bring an expertise and professionalism that is valuable to any Catholic school.”

Tim Weiss

Vice President for Advancement
St. Catherine's High School, Racine, WI

“Advancement Partners knows Catholic school fundraising. Their guidance and expertise got our school ready for a campaign while we were experiencing a leadership transition. Their proven step-by-step approach and training for staff and volunteers kept us on track and made our campaign a success; they also helped grow our annual fund. Advancement Partners brought our school to a whole new level of fundraising! If you want to raise more money for your mission, they are the partners you need.”

Rebecca Kolis

Chief Advancement Officer
Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, St. Louis Park, MN

“Advancement Partners are a pleasure to work with. Their extensive knowledge of the critical issues surrounding Catholic schools coupled with their expertise and success in managing campaigns were the decisive factors in our selecting them as our counsel.”

Kathleen Prebble

The Academy of the Holy Cross, Kensington, MD

“Advancement Partners was hired to restructure our development operations, establish an annual fund and implement a capital campaign. That was a major undertaking over an 18 month period and with their help our advancement office has grown, our annual fund has been highly successful, and we are close to reaching our goal for the capital campaign. Advancement Partners have provided us with the framework and tools necessary to continue to build on our successes and their guidance was invaluable!”

Lisa Nilmeier

Former President
San Joaquin Memorial High School, Fresno, CA

“Advancement Partners has delivered the finest education and professional development for myself and my entire advancement team and most importantly, they provided the necessary guidance and leadership to infuse our entire school community with the confidence that our campaign would be a success.”

Dan Collins

Director of Advancement
Detroit Catholic Central High School, Novi, MI

“It has been a pleasure to work with Advancement Partners. They are knowledgeable professionals who carefully tailor their advice to the needs of a particular client. With their assistance, we have been able to not only set a vision for the future but also make strides in seeing that vision become a reality.”

Marian Hutson

Former Principal
Bishop Watterson High School, Columbus, OH

“Advancement Partners offered us a strategy that produced results. Moreover, we knew from the start that they cared. They talked about Rice being “our” school and “we” needed to attain “our” goal. Advancement Partners took ownership of the campaign and has become part of our school community. They want their campaigns to succeed!”

Monsignor Bernard Bourgeois

Rice Memorial High School, Burlington, VT