I’m writing to share my gratitude for the good work of your consultant and the whole Klote and Associates team. Here at River Road, we knew that a full time Campaign Director during the active phase of our fundraising was the right way to go, but we didn’t completely understand the scope of the work involved until the consultant was on the ground graciously and capably doing that work on a week-to-week basis.
Having spoken with the chair of our congregation’s board this afternoon, we can both confidently say that we made absolutely the right choice with your firm and feel that the leadership the consultant provided was both visionary and responsive to our particular needs. Whenever we felt our energy lagging, we’d tell ourselves, ‘He’s excited!’ and somehow feel the energy start to percolate again for our own leadership. His commitment and enthusiasm traveled to us all.
Nearing the end of our campaign, as we approach the number set forward for our total need, we know that it was the bold leadership of Klote and Associates that pushed us to achieve this scale of giving. Without the consultant’s guidance, we would have been more measured in our vision and perhaps more timid in the articulation of our mission at this pivotal time in our congregation’s history.
Now we turn to celebrating our success and, of course, beginning the work that this campaign made possible. This place is a sanctuary for the spirit and has been for fifty years. Now we are prepared to meet the next fifty years with as much courage as those who came before us.
River Road Congregation