The purpose of this letter is to offer you my personal perspective regarding the ongoing capital campaign at Christ Church, and in particular to express my appreciation for the work of your consultant on the campaign. As a former Treasurer (5 years) and continuing active member of various commissions, I have been involved in the Christ Church campaign since its origins in 2003 and so have great respect for what the consultant was able to do in getting us to the successful point in the campaign that we have now reached. I believe that the current campaign — more narrowly targeted than what we had originally envisioned (pre-Music Director scandal and pre-financial crisis) — is exactly what we need.
The consultant was extremely effective in helping us with every aspect of structuring, launching and managing this campaign. He is a true professional deeply knowledgeable about fundraising for religious institutions, smart, creative, diligent, patient, productive, and genial. It is fun and easy to work with him. Among The consultant’s many fine qualities, I especially admired his great ability to bring people together and keep everyone on track while at the same time helping us to constructively resolve the ‘political’ issues one inevitably finds at a large church (e.g., who gets recognition for what). I also admire the way that he put a great deal of extra effort into getting to know us, making sure he understood what makes our faith and our congregation unique.
Thank you again for staffing the consultant on this project. I would hope that we might work together with both of you on future fundraising efforts.
Christ Church Greenwich