Saint Xavier High School Builds Long Term Development Effort

Posted July 23, 2012 ·

Saint Xavier High School - Advancement CampaignThe 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, advancement audit and staff mentoring, three campaign feasibility studies, counsel for three major campaigns, two strategic plans, and a search for a Director of Admissions.  Spanning the leadership of three Heads of School, Saint Xavier has returned to Gonser Gerber for multiple projects and contracts following proven and lasting results.

“An ongoing culture of mission advancement and philanthropic support has taken root at Saint Xavier due to the wise counsel and support of Gonser Gerber and the highly talented Advancement Team assembled by Michael Littell, VP for Advancement.  Gonser Gerber’s approach provided the foundation and motivation that encouraged our staff to build lasting relationships and comprehensive structures that continue to yield extraordinary results.  Each project has further developed the relationship between the firm and our institution.  Every penny spent has been a wise investment in securing the friends, funds and freshmen that extend the legacy and reach of a vibrant mission.”

Perry E. Sangalli, Ed. D.


Saint Xavier High School

Chaminade Julienne Builds Long Term Development Effort

Posted July 10, 2012 ·

The Challenge:  Build Long Term Capacity for Our Development Effort

Chaminade Julienne High SchoolChaminade 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 campaign readiness, and mentoring of the Development Office team.  In working with Gonser Gerber, annual fund revenues have grown nearly 40% and the School has successfully launched the quiet phase of a multi-million dollar capital and endowment campaign.

“We have appreciated our work with the Gonser Gerber team because of the demonstrated success we have experienced since we began work with the firm and, perhaps more importantly, their commitment to helping build long-term capacity for our development effort,” said Daniel J. Meixner, CJ’s President.  “While we are always focused on the necessary day-to-day activities, we understand how each of these fits in our overall plan and our commitment to more fully build philanthropic support for our mission and vision.”

James W. Walworth, Sr., Director of Development, shares…

“Gonser Gerber has helped me more fully use my career experience in the private sector to inform my leadership role for our development efforts. Our recent success in expanding our program and growing support from our community should serve as an example of the value of the partnership between a good Development Office team and the professionals at Gonser Gerber.”

Dan J. Meixner
Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School 

James W. Walworth, Sr.
Director of Development
Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School