It is incredible what can be achieved when we all work together toward a common goal. I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the hard work and dedication we received from your firm during our recent capital campaign. The long hours and countless meetings with our volunteers certainly paid off. When we first had the pleasure of meeting and discussing the elements necessary for a successful capital stewardship campaign, we agreed that in order to be true to our faith, we must treat all families, within our church family, in the same manner. You helped us make that goal a reality. In doing so, our church community has been strengthened.
Since this was my first experience with an outside consultant for a capital campaign, I could not have envisioned some of the scenarios that arose. Having a consultant with us daily gave us the confidence to proceed and the expertise to guide us to success. From the very thorough Feasibility Study that got the congregation excited about the future, to the expert sessions on how to ask for a donation the right way, your consultant ensured this campaign’s success.
For the past several years, Glenelg United Methodist Church has been faced with deferred maintenance and a sizable mortgage. In the first few weeks of our capital stewardship effort we raised enough to repair and update our facility while also being able to retire the church debt. That accomplishment coupled with the fellowship that was kindled has made this campaign a truly positive experience for our congregation.
I have enjoyed our working relationship with you and the staff of James D. Klote & Associates. Please know of my continued interest in your future endeavors and rest assured that I will always be proud of what we achieved in Glenelg.