AMBS Sustains Annual Fund During a Major 5-Year Campaign

The Challenge:  Sustaining an Annual Fund During a Major 5-Year Capital Campaign In the midst of a significant economic downturn in November of 2000, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary engaged Gonser Gerber to assist with preparation for a much-needed comprehensive campaign to build their endowment, construct a new library, and sustain the annual fund. With a compelling…

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Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Completes $22 Million Campaign

The Challenge:  Dramatically Increase Annual Giving and Complete a $22 Million Campaign Gonser Gerber was selected in 2007 to partner with Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary during only the second major comprehensive campaign in the Seminary’s history.  The Seminary shares that they selected Gonser Gerber based on the consultant’s discerned competence of genuine commitment to the…

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Campaign Feasibility Study with Family and Children's Center

The Challenge: First Ever Capital Campaign When Family and Children’s Center (FCC) in LaCrosse, Wisconsin called Gonser Gerber in January 2005 to conduct a Campaign Readiness Study for their first capital campaign, they did so with confidence in the 58-year old firm. The Wisconsin human services agency had used Gonser Gerber several years earlier to…

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American Medical Association Foundation Strengthens Advancement

The Challenge: Navigating The Way Forward For over 160 years the American Medical Association has promoted scientific advancement, improved public health, and invested in the doctor and patient relationship. The mission of the Foundation is to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. Gonser Gerber was hired to help…

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Saint Xavier High School Builds Long Term Development Effort

The Challenge:  Build Long Term Capacity for Our Development Effort Saint Xavier High School, a boys’ Catholic secondary school sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers in Louisville, Kentucky, has benefited from a long, multi-faceted relationship with Gonser Gerber since 1986.  Over the past 26 years, Gonser Gerber has worked with school leadership on alumni association reorganization,…

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Chaminade Julienne Builds Long Term Development Effort

The Challenge:  Build Long Term Capacity for Our Development Effort Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School in Dayton, Ohio began its work with Gonser Gerber in 2008 when the firm was retained to help the School revitalize its Annual Fund.  Since then, we have sought the firm’s advice and counsel for strategic planning, campaign planning and…

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Iowa Health Foundation Fundraising and Strategic Planning

The Challenge: Multiple Capital Projects and Increasing Staff Productivity The Iowa Health Foundation in Des Moines, Iowa has worked with Gonser Gerber for over ten years. Gonser Gerber has assisted in shaping and raising funds for multiple capital projects, strategic planning, and staff development. “The Iowa Health Foundation has worked with Gonser Gerber for nearly…

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First Capital Campaign in 40 Years for Missionaries of the Precious Blood

The Challenge: The first Capital Campaign in More Than 40 Years With declining revenue, a fledgling Development Office, a small but committed donor base, and no campaign experience, Missionaries of the Precious Blood located in Dayton, Ohio, decided to explore their readiness to conduct a comprehensive campaign in the fall of 2004. MOPB engaged Gonser…

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