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 Gerber as counsel for their first campaign in more than 40 years, a visionary $7 million effort to provide program support and endowment for their mission programs in Central and South America, undergird their current operations, and fund a significant capital project to provide housing for their senior members.
MOPB is blessed to have strong leadership, a compelling case for support, and determined Mission Advancement staff who, along with Gonser Gerber counsel, developed and implemented a creative campaign plan. With outstanding support from MOPB members and parishes, and the incentive of a large challenge gift, MOPB is on target to surpass its original campaign goal by more than 30%.