Calvin H. Stoney

Calvin H. Stoney

Phone: (630) 505-1433


Cal has more than 30 years of experience in institutional advancement. He has been with Gonser Gerber since 1979, becoming a partner in 1982. Immediately before joining the firm, he was Chief Development Officer at Marquette University, where he was responsible for the fundraising and an alumni relations program that included designing and directing a major capital campaign. Cal also served as Director of Development at Lawrence University, as Associate Director of Development at Vanderbilt University, and as Director of Public Relations at Westminster College. Before entering the field of institutional advancement, he taught speech communications at Westminster College. His current and former clients include:

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Independent Elementary and Secondary Schools
  • Consortiums of Catholic schools
  • Religious Orders
  • other charitable organizations

Cal’s Consulting Specialties:

  • Strengthening Boards of Trustees
  • Annual Giving Campaigns
  • Nonprofit Capital Campaigns
  • Major and Planned Gift Programs
  • Admissions Programs
  • Utilization of Volunteers
  • Strategic Planning, Public Relations, Marketing, and Communications

Education & Achievements


  • B.A. degree in History from Carroll College in Wisconsin
  • M.A. in Speech from Central Missouri University
  • Honorary doctorate of letters from Lincoln Memorial University
  • A.B.D., University of Missouri


  • Numerous articles published in Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Currents, Diocesan Fiscal Management, and other publications.
  • Active in several regional and national professional associations, including CASE, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Association of Fundraising Professionals (formerly National Society of Fundraising Executives).
  • Served on the Board of Trustees of Mary Holmes College in Westpoint, Mississippi.