Press Releases

Stewardship Firm Provides COVID-19 Assistance Press Release June 9, 2020
Falls Church, VA –  James D. Klote & Associates (JDK&A) is offering a one-time virtual Annual Stewardship Program to assist churches across the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The benefits of the program are as follows: Increase level of pledging Increase individual participation Increase online giving Increase communication and understanding of ministry needs The […]
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Pledges Prior to Campaign Kick-Off Lunch Exceed Annual Giving Press Release February 20, 2020
Leander, TX – Over 160 members of Leander Church of Christ gathered in its Fellowship Hall for a Kick-Off BBQ lunch and ice cream social to celebrate the culmination of the Advance Phase of its capital campaign, “Vision 2020, Celebrating Our Faith – Connecting Our Vision.” An ovation built from the crowd as it was […]
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Christ Church Announces $6.2 Million Raised at Kick-Off Event Press Release January 23,2020
Midland, TX – James D. Klote & Associates (JDK&A) is proud to announce that at the Christ Church Kick-Off event they broadcasted a remarkable $6.2 million dollars was raised from only 37 homes!! Of that total, $745,451,48 represents prior donations to the Building Fund before the Capital Campaign started.  From mid-November, when the Vestry voted […]
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Leander Church of Christ Elders Vote to Move into Capital Campaign Press Release December 10, 2019
Leander, TX – Following a 3-week Readiness Assessment/Feasibility Study, on December 9, 2019 the Elders at Leander Church of Christ unanimously voted to move ahead into a Capital Campaign with a goal to raise $2,500,000 for the construction of a new Christian Education Wing with dedicated teen space and repairs and renovations for existing buildings […]
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Church of the Redeemer Dedication of New Ministry Center Press Release December 8, 2019
Sarasota, FL – Sarasota’s Church of the Redeemer dedicated their new Christian Formation and Ministry Center! Church of the Redeemer is one of the oldest churches in Sarasota. It has 2,300 members and is located downtown across the Tamiami Trail from Sarasota Bay and Marina Jack. On December 8, 2019, a dedication ceremony of a […]
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Colorado Church Raises $3.4 Million by Kick-Off Event! Press Release November 23, 2019
Fort Collins, CO – Foothills Church located in the heart of Fort Collins, Colorado, kicked off it’s “Building for Courageous Love” Capital Stewardship Campaign with a Sunday Service celebration filled with food, speakers, and warm fellowship. Rev. Gretchen Haley and Campaign Chair Sue Ferguson gave inspirational addresses, sharing Foothill’s vision for the future to over […]
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Church Raises Four Times More Than Previous Capital Campaign! Press Release November 21, 2019
Gilbert, AZ – Underneath the desert sun on November 17, 2019, over 1,100 people turned out to Celebrate at an outdoor Sunday Morning Courtyard Celebration for the “Live the Journey” Generosity Campaign at Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran Church & School (CGLCS). The morning reached its sizzling peak with the announcement that over $3,100,000 had already been […]
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The National Presbyterian Church Exceeds Fundraising Goal – Raises $14.5 Million! Press Release November 19, 2019
Washington, DC – The National Presbyterian Church of Washington D.C. recently celebrated the successful conclusion of a historic Capital Campaign that has raised $14.5 million.  The campaign planning began in the fall of 2017 with a 6-week Readiness Assessment where the ambitious plans for renovation and expansion were shared with the entire church family.  Over […]
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Christ Church Anglican Votes Unanimously to Begin a Capital Campaign Press Release November 15, 2019
Midland, TX – The findings of a Feasibility Study, that included 14 Focus Groups, validated to the Vestry that now is the time to proceed with a Capital Campaign. The Vestry unanimously approved the recommendations of James D Klote & Associates (JDK&A) to proceed with a Capital Campaign under the direction of a Steering Committee. […]
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Stewardship Firm Reaches 500 Letters of Recommendation Press Release November 8, 2019
Falls Church, VA – James D. Klote & Associates, Inc. (JDK&A) is proud to announce that they have received 500 letters of recommendations from their church clients.  JDK&A is a full-time, on-site capital stewardship consulting firm that works with churches and schools across the United States to maximize their fundraising potential.  “We feel honored that […]
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Church Leaders Vote Unanimously to Select Stewardship Firm Press Release November 4, 2019
Midland, TX – James D. Klote & Associates, Inc. (JDK&A) is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected to direct a 4-week Readiness Assessment Study for Christ Church Anglican (CCA) of Midland, Texas. The Readiness Assessment consists of a minimum of 15 Focus Group Meetings from October 20 through November 10, 2019.  “The […]
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Church Leaders Vote Unanimously to Proceed with $10 Million Capital Campaign Press Release October 30, 2019
Mount Dora, FL  – James D. Klote & Associates, Inc. (JDK&A) is pleased to announce that the leadership of theCross congregation, its executive team, staff, and Board of Directors has unanimously approved moving forward with JDK&A to assist and guide their efforts for the $10 million Capital Campaign. The property has been identified, a contract […]
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Foothills Church Votes Unanimously to Move Forward with Capital Campaign Press Release October 9, 2019
Fort Collins, CO – One hundred and twenty-one years ago, Foothills Church was established in Fort Collins, Colorado. Their history of service and outreach to the community is rich with many programs and volunteers. Beginning September 8th, 2019, a series of seventeen focus group meeting were held to inform and educate the church membership regarding […]
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Over Three Times Annual Giving Raised Prior to Campaign Kick-Off Brunch Press Release October 8, 2019
Folsom, CA – Over 175 members of Trinity Episcopal Church Folsom gathered in its Parish Hall for a Kick-Off Brunch to celebrate the culmination of the Advance Phase of its Capital Campaign, “For God and Neighbor…Trinity’s Tomorrow Starts Today!”  A standing ovation from the crowd greeted the announcement that $2,227,329, more than three times annual […]
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Trinity Wellsprings Church Kicks off its “SHINE” Annual & Capital Campaign Press Release September 15, 2019
Satellite Beach, FL – With anticipation and excitement, Trinity Wellsprings Church officially kicked off its “SHINE” Annual & Capital Campaign in a joint service on Sunday. Nearly four hundred covenant partners and regular attendees enjoyed a day of uplifting worship, music, and testimonials followed by a luncheon.  During the service, Lead Pastor Jason Carter shared […]
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Cincinnati Area Episcopal School Dedicates New Buildings Press Release September 12, 2019
Glendale, OH – Bethany Episcopal School dedicated its new academic building on September 11.  The Most Reverend Michael Curry, presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church was in attendance and conducted the blessing during a worship service held in the gymnasium.  Rev. Thomas Breidenthal, current Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio was also in […]
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Church of the Ascension Raises More Than $2.83M Before Kick-Off! Press Release September 1, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA – Church of the Ascension, a historic Anglican church in Pittsburgh, PA celebrated their “MORE THAN STONES” Capital Stewardship Campaign Kick-Off on Sunday, August 25, 2019, launching the public phase of the campaign.  With more than 500 members and friends in attendance, Rector, Jonathan Millard, announced that 49 households have already pledged a […]
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Trinity Episcopal Church Folsom Vestry Votes to Move into Capital Campaign Press Release August 30, 2019
Folsom, CA – Following a 3-week Readiness Assessment/Feasibility Study, the Vestry at Trinity Episcopal Church Folsom voted on August 27, 2019 to move into a Capital Campaign with a goal to raise $3,000,000 for historic renovations to its church, other buildings and grounds. The goal represents five times annual giving from a congregation of 280 […]
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St. Martin’s-in-the Fields Episcopal Church Kicks Off Campaign with $1 Million Already Raised! Press Release August 18, 2019
Columbia, SC – St. Martin’s-in-the Fields Episcopal Church followed their packed 10:30am service with the announcement of the launch of the “Building on the Legacy” Capital Campaign. Rector Mitch Smith delivered a powerful Stewardship Campaign sermon during both of the morning services and invited all attending to the announcement in the Sanctuary, immediately following the […]
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Lutheran Church Cuts Ribbon on $7 Million Addition Press Release August 11,2019
Kirkwood, MO – Kirkwood’s Concordia Lutheran Church announced with great joy, the official opening of Concordia’s Center of Christian Education!  Many joined for an Open House on Sunday, August 11 from 4:00-6:00pm. They were invited to tour the new facility and enjoy adult and child refreshments in our new Dining Commons. OUR NEXT STEP was the theme […]
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St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church Voted Unanimously to Move Forward! Press Release July 24, 2019
Columbia, SC – James D. Klote & Associates is pleased to announce that the Vestry of St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church unanimously voted to move forward with a Capital Campaign to address the needs of their church. Reverend Mitch Smith, Rector said, “St. Martin’s is a welcoming congregation, and this will assure our community that all are welcome […]
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Trinity Wellsprings Church Voted Unanimously to Move Forward! Press Release July 5, 2019
Satellite Beach, FL – James D. Klote & Associates is pleased to announce that the Session of Trinity Wellsprings Church unanimously voted to move forward with a Capital Campaign to address the needs of their church. Senior Pastor Jason Carter said, “Trinity Wellsprings Church is excited for the journey as we embark on a wonderful […]
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Dutilh Church Kicks Off Their “MAKE ROOM” Capital Campaign Celebrating $1.4 Million in Pledges Already Received! Press Release July 1, 2019
Cranberry Township, PA- The Greeting Area as you come into the main entrance and the Fellowship Hall were decorated in festive party style with helium filled “Make Room” themed balloons rising from the table centerpieces and tied to the back of chairs. On this Kick-Off Sunday, the 9:30 AM and 11 AM Services would be […]
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Church of the Ascension Unanimously Approves “More than Stones” Capital Campaign Press Release June 6, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA – After four weeks of Readiness Assessment, including 13 Listening Group meetings where feedback from the congregation was sought, the Vestry has voted unanimously to immediately begin the Advanced Phase of the “More than Stones” Capital Campaign and form a Steering Committee to organize and guide the congregation through a process over the […]
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Coastline Baptist Church Kicks Off Campaign with Over $1 Million Already Raised! Press Release June 3, 2019
Oceanside, CA – Coastline Baptist Church held their “Heart For The House” Capital Stewardship Campaign Kick-Off Event on Sunday evening, June 2, 2019. People enjoyed dining on great food on the outdoor patio while visiting with church friends. Inspirational worship music opened the evening program and personal heartfelt testimonials were offered by Campaign Committee Leaders, […]
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Dutilh Church Overwhelmingly Votes to Support a Capital Campaign Press Release May 20, 2019
Cranberry Township, PA – The findings of a Feasibility Study, that included 18 Focus Groups, validated to the Church Leadership Board, Finance Committee, Building Committee and the Capital Campaign Committee that now is the time to proceed with a Capital Campaign. The Church Leadership Board recommended to the congregation that the church proceed immediately into […]
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Church Announces at Kick-Off Event Fiesta: Raised Almost Three Times More than Previous Campaign Effort Press Release May 8, 2019
Gilbert, AZ – Beneath the setting desert sun on May 5, 2019, over 700 people turned out to “Celebrate the Journey” at an outdoor Kick-Off Fiesta for the “Live the Journey Generosity Campaign” at Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran Church & School (CGLCS). The evening reached its sizzling peak with the announcement that $2,129,394 has already been […]
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Liberty Baptist Church Kicks Off Capital Campaign Press Release May 3, 2019
Newport Beach, CA – Newport Christian School and Liberty Baptist Church formally launched the MOMENTUM Capital Campaign on Sunday with over $1.75 million dollars already pledged. Following some very positive vision planning events this spring, Liberty Baptist Church and Newport Christian School moved forward into a Capital Campaign to fund the vision for updates to […]
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Presbyterian Church Raises More Than $3 Million Toward Goal! Press Release May 1, 2019
Anderson, SC– After less than five months of following the Klote fundraising methods, First Presbyterian Church has raised more than $3 million toward their “Building on Faith” Capital Campaign!  Through the visionary leadership of Pastor Dennis Tedder, along with the Session and other key leaders, a firm foundation has been laid for the future hopes […]
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Presbyterian Church Raises More than $1.75M before Kick-Off! Press Release January 14, 2019
Anderson, SC – First Presbyterian Church celebrated their “Building on Faith” Capital Campaign Kick-Off Celebration on Sunday, January 13, 2019, having more than 290 members in attendance.  With the help of the First Pres “Accounting Department” (consisting of children holding up number cards), the Steering Committee was overjoyed to announce that $1,758,550 has already been […]
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Christ Church Kicks Off Its “A Faithful Past – A Future Foundation” Capital Campaign Press Release November 28, 2018
Laredo, TX – Christ Church Episcopal kicked off its “A Faithful Past – A Future Foundation” Capital Campaign with a dinner event filled with great anticipation.  Rector Paul A. Frey spoke about the theme and challenge to a capacity crowd of members and friends of the church.  The events keynote speaker, Dr. Ray M. Keck […]
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Presbyterian Church Successfully Kicks Off Capital Campaign Press Release November 13, 2018
Lawrenceville, NJ – James D. Klote & Associates is happy to announce that The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville kicked off their “Our Hope for Years to Come” Capital Campaign on Sunday, November 4, 2018.   Over 150 people were in attendance, including members from Temple Micah, a Jewish congregation who has also called the church “home” […]
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Board of Directors Votes Unanimously to Live the Journey Press Release November 7, 2018
Gilbert, AZ – Thirty-eight years ago, Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran Church & School was built in the heart of Gilbert. The congregation’s history and legacy is rich with many programs and outreach to the community and beyond. Pastor Tim Ahlman said, “I am so honored the Board of Directors voted unanimously to embark upon the largest-ever […]
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Presbyterian Church Votes Unanimously to Proceed with Capital Campaign Press Release November 6, 2018
Anderson, SC – James D. Klote & Associates, Inc. (JDK&A) is pleased to announce that the Session of First Presbyterian Church Anderson voted unanimously to immediately begin the Advanced Phase of the “Building on Faith” Capital Campaign.  The four-week Readiness Assessment included 14 Focus Group meetings where feedback from the entire congregation was sought.   The […]
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New Jersey Church Kicks Off Campaign with Over $1 Million Pledge Commitments Press Release October 28, 2018
Morristown, NJ – The Morristown UU Fellowship of Morristown, NJ held a Capital Campaign Kick-Off celebration to launch their effort to raise $3.4 million to address the Fellowship’s need to address renovations to their existing facility, pave and improve the lighting and landscaping of their 5.8 acre campus and construct a new 8,700 square foot […]
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Private High School Board Votes Unanimously to Proceed with Capital Campaign Press Release October 23, 2018
Falls Church, VA  – James D. Klote & Associates, Inc. (JDK&A) is pleased to announce that the Board of Manitowoc Lutheran High School in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, has voted unanimously to proceed with a $10 million Capital Campaign after a successful Readiness Assessment/Feasibility Study. Beginning July 2018, the Readiness Assessment was conducted consisting of nineteen focus […]
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Christ Church Episcopal Unanimously Moves Forward with “A Faithful Past; A Future Foundation” Capital Campaign Press Release October 12, 2018
Laredo, TX – Christ Church Episcopal has completed their three-week readiness assessment.  The report was presented to the Vestry by Glenn Wagner, James D. Klote & Associates campaign director.  Following the review and discussion, the Vestry voted unanimously to move directly into the “A Faithful Past; A Future Foundation” Capital Campaign. Following the vote, vestry […]
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St. Richard’s Celebrates “Walk in Love” Kick-Off Event Press Release October 9, 2018
Round Rock, TX – St. Richard’s Episcopal Church located in the heart of Round Rock, Texas, kicked off it’s “Walk in Love” Capital Stewardship Campaign with a noon-time lunch celebration filled with food, speakers, and warm fellowship. Father Stuart Shelby and Campaign Chair, Tom Cooper, shared St. Richard’s vision for the future to over 110 […]
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Baker Memorial UMC Overwhelmingly Votes to Support a Capital Campaign Press Release October 8, 2018
Saint Charles, IL – The findings of a Feasibility Study, that included 16 Focus Group Meetings, validated to the Board of Trustees, the Church Council and the Capital Campaign Committee that now is the time to proceed with a Capital Campaign. The Board of Trustees and the Church Council recommended to the congregation that the […]
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St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church Launches $1.5 Million Capital Funds Drive Press Release October 1, 2018
Houston, TX – 53 years ago, a group of exceptional people settled in the Clear Lake area from across the United States (and even the world) to follow the then unthinkable mission of interstellar travel through NASA. 53 years ago, another interstellar mission was simultaneously dreamt and dared: drawing nearer and nearer to the God […]
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St. Richard’s Episcopal Church Votes Unanimously to Move Forward with Capital Campaign Press Release September 30, 2018
Round Rock, TX – Forty-two years ago, St. Richard’s Episcopal Church was established in Round Rock, Texas. Their history of service and outreach to the community is rich with many programs and volunteers. Beginning August 6, 2018, a series of thirteen focus group meetings were held to inform and educate parishioners about the needs and […]
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St. James’ Episcopal Church is Moving Forward with a $2 Million Capital Campaign Press Release September 29, 2018
Houston, TX – During the Saturday, September 22nd briefing on Feasibility Study results at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Vestry members and guests learned that the ten focus group meetings conducted over a four-week period were well attended and well received.  Over 50% of the St. James’ pledging households attended at least one meeting.  86% of […]
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Morristown Fellowship Launches $3.4 Million Capital Stewardship Campaign Press Release September 28, 2018
Morristown, NJ – The Senior Minister, Rev. Alison B. Miller, and Board of Directors of Morristown Unitarian Fellowship located at 21 Normandy Heights Rd. in the Township of Morris, NJ recently contracted with James D. Klote & Associates, Inc. of Falls Church, VA to conduct a Readiness Assessment and Feasibility Study to determine the congregation’s […]
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Presbyterian Church Votes Unanimously to Proceed With a Capital Campaign Press Release September 25, 2018
Lawrenceville, NJ – The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville has been at the heart of the community for 320 years. Beginning August 26, a series of 12 focus group meetings were held to inform and educate congregants regarding the needs and opportunities of the church.  All congregants had the opportunity to give input and feedback regarding […]
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National Presbyterian Church Moving Forward with $13 Million Project Press Release September 24, 2018
Washington, DC – With $13 million in pledges already secured and more still coming in, The National Presbyterian Church (NPC) of Washington D.C. voted on Sunday, September 16th to move forward with the implementation of a building master plan. After a worship service of thanksgiving for the tremendous success of the recent Capital Campaign conducted […]
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National Fundraising Firm Appoints Vice President for Western Region Press Release September 20, 2018
Los Angeles, CA – James D. Klote & Associates (JDK&A) has elected Mel Kalagian, one of their Senior Consultants, to cover the western United States as Vice President. James D. Klote & Associates provides full-time, on-site Capital Campaign consulting for local churches. Their resident-directed approach combines personal attention and a proven method of successful capital […]
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All Souls Exceeds $10 Million in Capital Campaign Press Release August 23, 2018
New York, NY – All Souls religious community just exceeded $10 million, over 7 times their annual giving!   Campaign Director, Marcia Meehan, was thrilled to see the church leadership and congregants work together to follow the James D. Klote & Associates (JDK&A) methodology.  “Not only did we raise funds to support critical needs of […]
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Trinity Lutheran Church Announces a Great Beginning to an Immeasurably More Campaign! Press Release July 29, 2018
Lisle, IL – The Triune God — Father, Son and Holy Spirit was worshipped today by Trinity Lutheran Church of Lisle, South Naperville and in Galewood Chicago.  The four worship sites and seven services drew over 900 worshippers.  A video announcement of the results of Phase I of a III Phase Financial 5-year Campaign. The […]
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National Fundraising Firm Releases 10th Anniversary Edition of Newly Published Book, Stewardship: The Proven Path Press Release July 21, 2018
Falls Church, Virginia – James D. Klote, President & CEO of James D. Klote and Associates, (JDK&A) announced today the release of the 10th anniversary edition of the published book, Stewardship: The Proven Path, 10th Anniversary Edition. Mr. Klote explains that virtually all churches require assistance with fundraising today more than ever. “Due to the […]
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First Baptist Church Announces Campaign Kick-Off with over $1.3 Million Already Raised! Press Release July 15, 2018
Terre Haute, IN – The leadership of Terre Haute First Baptist Church launched the public phase of the “50/50 Healthy Past/Bright Future” Capital Campaign with a gala celebration. After revealing the amount raised to date in the Advance Phase, a buffet lunch was attended by an overflow crowd of over 185 members of the church […]
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Risen Savior Lutheran Church Celebrates Campaign Kick-Off Event Press Release July 13, 2018
Chandler, AZ – More than 200 people attended the “Our Next Step…in Engaging All Generations” Capital Stewardship Campaign Kick-Off Luncheon and congregational meeting on Sunday, July 8. The Campaign Steering Committee revealed that they had raised $2,709,800 with 73 pledges. In the words of Senior Pastor Ron Burcham, “I have been personally touched by the […]
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Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church Votes Unanimously to Proceed with “Seeds of Hope” Capital Campaign Press Release June 22, 2018
Omaha, NE – In 1973, a group of 8 families from two local Lutheran churches launched out in faith and planted Seeds of Hope in a corn field in the burgeoning town of Millard, NE.  Now, 45 years later, the congregation which grew from that effort, Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church, is seeking to plant new […]
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Mega Church Kicks Off Capital Campaign with Nearly 1,000 in Attendance! Press Release June 15, 2018
LISLE, IL – The Triune God — Father, Son and Holy Spirit was worshiped today by Trinity Lutheran Church of Lisle, Naperville and Chicago at the Residence Hall and Recreation Center of North Central College.  The event drew over 900 worshipers and marked the kickoff of a 5 year financial campaign to fund mission starts […]
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Texas Church Raises Over Half of Their Goal at Kick-Off Event! Press Release June 10, 2018
Cedar Park, TX – Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church located in the heart of Cedar Park, Texas, kicked off it’s “Our Church – Our Time” Capital Stewardship Campaign with a morning “Piece of the Pie (& Ice Cream)” celebration filled with food, speakers and warm fellowship. Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford and Campaign Co-Chairs Alice Sessions […]
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St. John Lutheran Church and School Completes “Abundantly More” Campaign with $5 Million Raised! Press Release June 1, 2018
Cypress, TX – In 1848, 16 families from Posen Prussia made the long, arduous journey to settle in Little Cypress where they established a community and church in their newly adopted land. They gathered for worship services in private homes and built their first structure in 1853. The people of St. John Lutheran Church and […]
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Church of the Redeemer Breaks Ground Press Release May 25, 2018
Sarasota, FL – Sarasota’s Church of the Redeemer broke ground on a new project on Sunday, May 20. The church kicked off its first part of a three-phase expansion plan, beginning construction on its new Ministry and Education Centre building. Father Fred Robinson, the church’s Rector, said the new, three-story unit is necessary for the […]
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Church Membership Votes to Embark on Capital Campaign Press Release May 23, 2018
Cedar Park, Texas – James D. Klote & Associates (JDK&A) is proud to announce that on May 20, 2018, at the conclusion of the Focus Group Meetings, Board President Sanjiv Sarwate, along with Rev. Joanna F. Crawford, announced that the Membership had voted nearly unanimously to immediately move forward with the $1 million Capital Campaign […]
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Baptist Church Votes Unanimously to Proceed with Capital Campaign Press Release May 22, 2018
Terre Haute, IN – James D. Klote & Associates, Inc. (JDK&A) announces its partnership with Terre Haute First Baptist Church after completing a thorough Feasibility Study. JDK&A, a full-time fundraising consulting firm, is honored to have been hired to conduct the Feasibility Study and Capital Campaign. After a unanimous congregational vote on May 20th, the […]
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National Firm Partners with Catholic School in $45 Million Vision Press Release May 11, 2018
Dallas, TX – James D. Klote & Associates, Inc. (JDK&A) announces its partnership with Bishop Lynch Catholic High School in conducting a Readiness Assessment / Feasibility Study that addresses $45M in identified needs for the Dallas Campus. JDK&A, a full-time fundraising consulting firm, is honored to have been hired to conduct the Feasibility Study.  The […]
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Presbyterian Church Breaks Ground On $6 Million Building Project Press Release May 8, 2018
Gastonia, NC – First ARP Church has broken ground on a $6 million campus renovation and addition project.  The effort began with a thorough Readiness Assessment/Feasibility Study directed by James D. Klote & Associates, Inc.  The Assessment included all members of the congregation in thoughtful discernment.  The Capital Campaign came to a successful conclusion in […]
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Trinity Lutheran Church Votes Overwhelmingly to Raise Immeasurably More Together Press Release May 2, 2018
Lisle, IL – Fifty-nine years ago, Trinity Lutheran Church’s first site was built in the heart of Lisle. Their history and legacy is rich with many programs and outreach in the community and beyond. Senior Pastor Mark Schulz said, “I am so excited the Governing Board voted overwhelmingly to embark upon their largest-ever major Financial […]
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Risen Savior Lutheran Church Votes Unanimously to Move into Capital Campaign Press Release April 20, 2018
Chandler, AZ – Risen Savior Lutheran Church just completed a five-week Readiness Assessment, comprised of twenty-five focus group meetings with a comprehensive presentation of proposed building plans for an additional sanctuary, multi-purpose space and classrooms for children, youth and adults. A Final Report Summary, which was completed by the James D. Klote & Associates Consultant, […]
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The National Presbyterian Church Kicks Off the Next 50 Years with Over $8 Million Already Raised! Press Release March 20, 2018
The National Presbyterian Church (NPC) of Washington D.C. celebrated the successful launch of a historic campaign for this landmark congregation of the Presbyterian Church USA. One combined worship service on March 11th filled the sanctuary to capacity as members and friends alike joined in the celebration. Inspirational music from both the NPC and Stillman College […]
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Cedar Lane UUC Launches It’s First Campaign in 20 Years Press Release March 19, 2018
Bethesda, MD – With anticipation and excitement, Cedar Lane UUC, located on Cedar Lane, officially kicked off its “Building Our Vision” Capital Campaign at the Women’s Club of Chevy Chase, the site of their first church service 67 years ago. Over two hundred and sixty members and friends enjoyed an uplifting afternoon with great food, […]
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Episcopal Church Raises Five Times Annual Giving Before Kick-Off Event! Press Release March 1, 2018
New Smyrna Beach, FL – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church celebrated their “Building for Future Generations” Capital Campaign Kick-Off at an event on Sunday, February 25, 2018.  With the help of the St. Paul’s “Accounting Department” (consisting of eight children holding up number cards), the Steering Committee was overjoyed to announce that $1,029,561 has already been […]
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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Proceeds with Capital Stewardship Campaign Press Release March 1, 2018
New Smyrna Beach, FL – With a history spanning nearly 250 years, St. Paul’s was the first Episcopal congregation established in what is now the state of Florida.  There were many starts and pauses in the ensuing years; however, the essence and intent of the founding families continue to this day. The people of St. […]
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St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Launches $15 million Capital Campaign Press Release December 3, 2017
Philadelphia, PA – St. Peter’s Episcopal Church celebrated the public launch of their $15 million Capital Campaign “OPENING DOORS…Building the Future of St. Peter’s Church” with a festive brunch on Sunday, December 3rd.  The campaign has raised $5,250,000 which is already 5 times the annual giving of St. Peter’s. Following the 11:00 a.m. service, a […]
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Church of the Redeemer Celebrates and Announces Ground Breaking Date Press Release November 20, 2017
Sarasota, FL – On November 5, Church of the Redeemer Episcopal Church celebrated a milestone in its Capital Fundraising Campaign. More than 300 parishioners, civic leaders and neighbors gathered at the 125-year year old church to mark having reached its fundraising goal to expand the downtown Sarasota church by raising well over $5.1 million. “Reaching […]
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National Presbyterian Church Moves Forward with Capital Campaign Press Release November 14, 2017
Washington, D.C. – After a successful 6-week Readiness Assessment period that reached over 500 members and friends, the Session of National Presbyterian Church in Washington D.C. has unanimously agreed to move forward with a Capital Campaign. The plans for improving the campus on Nebraska Avenue have been under development for over two years.  The master […]
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St. John Lutheran Church and School Kicks Off ‘Abundantly More Campaign’ with $4 Million Already Pledged! Press Release October 31, 2017
Cypress, TX – In 1848, 16 families from Posen Prussia made the long, arduous journey to settle in Little Cypress where they established a community and church in their newly adopted land. They gathered for worship services in private homes and built their first structure in 1853. The people of St. John Lutheran Church and […]
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Lutheran Church Announces $433,000 Already Raised Before Kick-Off Event! Press Release October 16, 2017
Onalaska, WI – First Lutheran Church located in the heart of Onalaska, Wisconsin, kicked off it’s “Our Church ☩  Our Time” Capital Stewardship Campaign with a morning brunch celebration filled with food, speakers, and warm fellowship. Pastor Jason Stanton and Campaign Chair Todd Lofald shared First Lutheran’s vision for the future to over 160 members […]
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St. Thomas Episcopal Church Votes Unanimously to Proceed with Capital Campaign! Press Release October 3, 2017
Medina, WA – St. Thomas Episcopal Church completed a four-week Feasibility Study, comprised of ten focus group meetings with presentation of proposal for renovations to their sanctuary and enhancing their endowment fund.  The Feasibility Study was directed by James D. Klote & Associates, Inc. (JDK&A) and provided valuable statistical data and dialogue from church members.  […]
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Virginia Beach Congregation Kicks off its Campaign with over $1.6 Million Already Raised! Press Release September 27, 2017
Virginia Beach, VA – Spring Branch Community Church (SBCC) kicked off its Legacy campaign at the beautiful Virginia Beach Convention Center.  With a packed room of 300, Michael Simone, lead Pastor along with Co-Chairs Stephane Clark and Jerry Galanides laid out the 5-year vision for Spring Branch. Spring Branch celebrates 24 years in ministry in […]
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Nearly $2 Million Raised for Savannah Historic Church! Press Release September 20, 2017
Savannah, GA – The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension located on Wright Square in the Historic district of Savannah, Georgia has marked a major milestone on the church’s $3.4M restoration project. Over the past four months, Ascension has undertaken a Capital Campaign, directed by James D. Klote & Associates, Inc. (JDK&A) of Falls Church, […]
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Church Leaders Vote Unanimously To Proceed With Capital Campaign Press Release September 18, 2017
Onalaska, WI – One Hundred Forty-Seven years ago, First Lutheran Church was established in Onalaska, Wisconsin. Their history of service and outreach to the community is rich with many programs and volunteers.  Beginning August 31, 2017, a series of ten focus group meetings was held to inform and educate the Parishioners regarding needs and opportunities […]
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James D. Klote & Associates Appoints Russell Floyd as Regional Vice President: Firm Assigns Former Sr. Pastor to Manage Operations in Texas and Surrounding States Press Release September 12, 2017
Falls Church, VA. – September 12, 2017 – James D. Klote & Associates, (“JDK&A”) a nationwide leading capital stewardship consulting firm announced today the appointment of Rev. Russell S. Floyd as its new Regional Vice President, effective immediately. In this role, Floyd assumes responsibility for all sales and campaign affairs in Texas and surrounding states. […]
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Light of Christ Lutheran Church Surpasses Campaign Fundraising Goal Press Release September 1, 2017
Algonquin, IL—Light of Christ Lutheran Church is pleased to announce that through the  work of the Holy Spirit and the faithfulness of its members, the Capital Campaign fundraising goal of $3.6 million has been met and exceeded. Commitments totaling $3,676,147 have been made by over 215 member households. The funds will be used to construct […]
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Christ Episcopal Church and School Kicks Off Campaign with Double the Funds of Previous Campaign Already Raised! Press Release August 26, 2017
Rockville, MD – Christ Episcopal Church and School in Rockville, Maryland kicked off its Capital Campaign – “Firm Foundation Bright Future!”-  in record style.  As of August 20th, 57 families had already committed over $1.9 million dollars.  That total not only represents the best Capital Campaign Kick-Off in their history, it’s already TWICE the total […]
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School Campaign Raises Over $5.3 Million With Another $1 Million Dollar Gift! Press Release August 25, 2015
Cincinnati, OH – Another $1 million commitment has been received by Bethany Episcopal School in Cincinnati, Ohio for their first-ever Capital Campaign.  That makes three 7-figure gifts since the campaign started for the only Episcopal elementary school in Ohio. The latest gift was a grant from the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio.  Previous million dollar […]
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Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church & School Vote to Proceed into a Capital Campaign Press Release August 17, 2017
Yorkville, IL – The findings of a six-week Feasibility Study at Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church and School, that included 20 Focus Group Meetings, validated to the Governance Board that now is the time to proceed with a Capital Campaign. In a majority vote, the congregation approved the Klote recommendation to proceed with a Capital Campaign […]
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St. Cyprian’s Celebrates Capital Stewardship Campaign Kickoff Event Press Release July 30, 2017
Lufkin, TX – St. Cyprian’s members gathered early on Sunday, July 30, in the Parish Hall. The crowd could feel a sense of celebration fill the room as they assembled. Festive streamers and lights hung from the ceiling, complimenting the morning sun that bathed the hall. Everyone was treated to a buffet of breakfast tacos, […]
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Lutheran Church of the Ascension Celebrates Successful Kick-Off Event Press Release July 10, 2017
Savannah, GA – The congregation of the Lutheran Church of the Ascension in Savannah, Georgia held their Capital Campaign Kick-Off Brunch at the Savannah Hilton DeSoto hotel on Sunday, July 9, 2017.  Ascension has embarked upon a $3.5 Million Capital Campaign to raise funds for renovation and restoration projects that are planned for the city’s […]
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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Celebrates Inaugural Event Press Release July 6, 2017
Indianapolis, IN – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church created the Center for Faith, Justice and the Arts in order to fulfill the promise of our Baptismal Covenant to strive for justice and peace among all people, and to respect the dignity of every human being.  To achieve this, the Center will use the arts to create community-wide […]
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Trinity Episcopal Church Unanimously Hires James D. Klote & Associates Press Release July 6, 2017
Columbus, OH – Trinity Episcopal Church’s vestry unanimously approved James D. Klote & Associates (JDK&A) to administer a six-week combined Capital Campaign and Annual Pledge Campaign.  Prior to the vote, a three-week Feasibility Study / Readiness Assessment, also conducted by JDK&A, determined parishioners were supportive of moving forward.  Following the vote, Mr. Joel Norris, Trinity […]
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St. John Lutheran Church and School Proceeds with Capital Stewardship Campaign Press Release May 31, 2017
Cypress, TX – In 1848, sixteen families from Posen Prussia made the long, arduous journey to settle in Little Cypress where they established a community and church in their newly adopted land. They gathered in homes for worship services and went on to build their first structure in 1853. The people of St. John Lutheran […]
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Leaders of Christ Episcopal School and Church Unanimously Vote to Move Forward with Capital Campaign! Press Release May 25, 2017
Rockville, MD – After a successful 6-week Readiness Assessment period that interviewed over 225 church members, parents, and alumni of Christ Episcopal School and Church, leadership has unanimously agreed to continue moving forward with a Capital Campaign. The real estate holdings of this historic church and school in downtown Rockville, Maryland have become misaligned over […]
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Spring Branch Community Church Unanimously Votes to Move Forward with Capital Campaign Press Release May 22, 2017
Virginia Beach, VA – Leadership of Spring Branch Community Church unanimously voted to move forward with a Capital Campaign to grow its ministry. For 24 years, Spring Branch with an average weekly attendance of 1100 has ministered to the community by nurturing seekers and growing believers. With their many ministries and missions opportunities, Spring Branch […]
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Church of the Redeemer Kicks Off Capital Campaign with over $4 Million Raised! Press Release April 30, 2017
The Very Reverend Fredrick A. Robinson (left) with Jim Klote Sarasota, FL – Approximately 600 members and friends of Church of the Redeemer gathered on Sunday evening for a very special celebration. Those in attendance viewed pictorial memories from the congregation’s rich history and listened to music while visiting with other members and enjoying drinks […]
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Light of Christ Lutheran Church Launches “Forward in Faith” Capital Campaign Press Release April 17, 2017
Algonquin, IL – On Friday, March 7, Light of Christ Lutheran Church (LOC) kicked off the “Forward in Faith” Capital Campaign with a celebration dinner event at D’Andrea Banquets in Crystal Lake. There was a great turnout as attendees celebrated the heritage and the future of Light of Christ. “Funds are being raised to construct […]
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Christ Lutheran Church Votes Unanimously to Proceed with Capital Campaign Press Release March 29, 2017
Baltimore, MD – 130 years ago, Christ Lutheran Church was established in the heart of South Baltimore, MD. Their history of service and outreach to the community is rich with many programs and volunteers. Beginning March 2, 2017, a series of fifteen focus group meeting were held to inform and educate the Parishioners regarding needs […]
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First Church in Minneapolis launches $6.5 Million Capital Campaign Press Release March 21, 2017
Attendees at the Kick-Off Event Minneapolis, MN – First Church celebrated the public launch of their $6.5 million Capital Campaign “Not For Ourselves Alone: Building an Inclusive Future,” with over 600 adults and children in attendance at Minneapolis Event Centers. In opening remarks, Eric Cooperstein, President of the Board of Trustees asked, “Who builds the […]
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All Souls of New York Kicks Off Third Century Capital Campaign with Over $5 Million Raised! Press Release March 20, 2017
Reidy Friendship Hall was elegant and alive with excitement for the Capital Campaign Kick-Off New York, NY – On Saturday, March 11 at 6 p.m., the doors opened to the beautifully decorated Reidy Friendship Hall at All Souls Church to celebrate their Third Century Challenge Campaign Kick-Off Event. Over 200 members of the All Souls […]
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Light of Christ Lutheran Church Announces “Forward in Faith” Capital Campaign Press Release March 1, 2017
Algonquin, IL – Light of Christ Lutheran Church (LOC) at 100 Hanson Road in Algonquin has decided to move forward with a Capital Campaign under the directorship of Doug Clark of James D. Klote & Associates, the nation’s premier Capital Campaign firm. This will be a 16-week campaign with a Kick-Off event scheduled for April […]
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First Church of Dallas Kicks Off “LOVE First, DEEP in the Heart of Dallas” Capital Campaign with Over $6 Million Raised! Press Release February 7, 2017
Dallas, TX – On Saturday, February 4, at 6 p.m., the doors opened to the beautifully decorated Rosine Hall inside The Arboretum of Dallas to celebrate the First Church of Dallas’ “LOVE First, DEEP in the Heart of Dallas” Campaign Kick-Off Event. To set the mood, live music was provided all evening. The program opened […]
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NEW YORK CHURCH RAISES OVER 6 TIMES ANNUAL GIVING IN CAPITAL CAMPAIGN Press Release February 6, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY – The Episcopal Church of the Messiah founded in September of 1852 and located in Rhinebeck, NY is known for its long and close association with its principal benefactor Colonel John Jacob Astor who perished in the sinking of the RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York on April […]
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Old Donation Closes Campaign with Over $3 Million Raised! Press Release January 28, 2017
Virginia Beach, VA – Following a Readiness Assessment Study in July 2016 with input from over 235 parishioners, the Vestry at Old Donation Episcopal Church voted unanimously to proceed with a Capital Campaign. The goal was to share the capital needs and opportunities identified over many years and by the leadership teams, and the associated […]
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First ARP Celebrates Kick-Off Event with Over $3.3 million Raised! Press Release January 21, 2017
Announcement of Amount Raised Gastonia, NC – On January 21st First ARP Church held its Kick-Off Gala for their “Seeds for Eternity” Capital Campaign. The Gala was held at the Gaston Country Club with over 240 in attendance. In the Silent Phase the Advance Team received over $3,310,000 in pledge. Presenting at the Gala was […]
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The Church of The Cross Kicks Off Campaign with $7,500,000 Already Raised! Press Release January 18, 2017
Bluffton, SC – The Church of the Cross and Cross Schools jointly launched their Capital Campaign, The Present for The Future at the church’s Annual Meeting. The family friendly dinner was an evening of music, prayer, and a visionary look at the future. January 16th was a mild winter’s day in the Low Country with […]
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Holy Spirit Episcopal Church Finishes Successful Capital Campaign Press Release January 16,2017
Houston, TX – It is official! Holy Spirit Episcopal Church successfully raised over $2.2 million in pledges in their recent Capital Campaign directed by Doug Clark of James D. Klote and Associates. “It has been 20 years since our last Capital Campaign, which was not a very successful one. Along with our Priest, we felt […]
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First Church Votes Unanimously to Move Forward Press Release January 12, 2017
Minneapolis, MN – First Church Board of Trustees unanimously accepted a four-week, sixteen Focus Group Feasibility Study Report, and approved proceeding with James D. Klote & Associates (JDK&A) to direct a combined Capital Campaign and Annual Pledge Campaign. The action culminated months of preparatory work by the church’s Pre-Design team which was the basis for […]
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Grace Episcopal Church Surpasses Campaign Goal Press Release December 18, 2016
Siloam Springs, AR – Grace Episcopal Church in Siloam Springs, AR celebrates its $2.5 million “Growing in Grace” Capital Campaign with $2,567,064 in pledges to date! Proceeds of the campaign will be used to build a new Nave, expand existing facilities, install a new commercial kitchen, and add new classrooms and choir space to better […]
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Grace and Holy Spirit Church Concluding Successful Capital Campaign Raising 6 Times Annual Giving! Press Release December 1, 2016
Cortland, NY – Beginning with a highly successful Feasibility Study, Grace and Holy Spirit Church has been working on a Capital Campaign effort to make improvements to their church building, as well as to strengthen future ministry. A little over 2 months later, the Campaign is coming to a close, and the results could not […]
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Church of the Redeemer Unanimously Moves Forward into Capital Campaign Press Release November 30, 2016
Sarasota, FL – After completing a successful Feasibility Study, the leadership at Church of the Redeemer has unanimously voted to move forward with a Capital Campaign. The Study consisted of 24 Focus Group Meetings spread out over a 6 week period, which were attended by 412 members of the church. The $15 million Capital Campaign […]
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Grace Episcopal Church Celebrates Kick-Off Event Press Release November 13, 2016
Siloam Springs, AR – Grace Episcopal Church, located in the heart of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, kicked off its “Growing in Grace” Capital Stewardship Campaign with a pot-luck luncheon celebration filled with food, speakers, and warm fellowship. Father Stan McKinnon and Campaign Chair Mike Moss shared Grace Church’s vision for the future to over 100 members […]
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Church of the Messiah Launches Capital Campaign Press Release November 10, 2016
Rhinebeck, NY – The Episcopal Church of the Messiah held a Kick-Off Dinner on October 29th to launch a $6 Million Capital Stewardship Campaign that seeks to address many issues facing the 120-year old iconic landmark stone church located in the heart of the Rhinebeck Village at the crossroads of Montgomery (Highway 9) and Chestnut […]
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The Church of All Souls Moves Forward Press Release November 6, 2016
New York, NY – The Board of Trustees of the Church of All Souls voted to proceed with a Capital Campaign after completing a Readiness Assessment conducted by James D. Klote and Associates. All Souls is a congregation of nearly 1,500 people that come together to worship, provide an enriching environment of spiritual growth and […]
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St. Alban’s Night Under the Stars Launches Our One Foundation Capital Campaign Press Release October 27, 2016
Waco, TX – The stars in Texas’ night skies are “big and bright,” or so the old song goes. But the big stars in the heart of Texas were under the tent on October 23. Nearly 150 people attended the Kick-Off event for the Our One Foundation Capital Stewardship Campaign at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. […]
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Trinity Anglican Church, Lago Vista, TX Celebrates Its Church Building Dedication Press Release October 23, 2016
Lago Vista, Texas – Trinity Anglican Church located in the “Hill Country” just Northwest of Austin, TX celebrated a momentous occasion with their long awaited new church building dedication. The Rt. Rev. Clark WP Lowenfield with Jim Collins, JD Klote & Associates campaign director and Rev. Dale Chrisman, rector at Trinity Anglican Church Father Dale […]
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Holy Spirit Episcopal Church Launches Capital Campaign at Kick-Off Event Press Release October 18, 2016
Houston, TX – Holy Spirit Episcopal Church celebrated the Kick-Off of their Capital Campaign with pledges totaling more than $1.5 million. The Capital Stewardship Campaign is for renovation of the nave, renovations in the educational wing and building of a West Wing which will incorporate a music room, new ladies’ lounge and bridal parlor. Rector […]
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St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Completes Advance Phase of Capital Campaign Press Release October 17, 2016
Marion, IA – St. Mark’s Lutheran Church has just completed the Advance Phase of their Capital Campaign ‘EveryOne’ to make needed renovations to the children’s ministry area, improve audio in worship areas, improve signage and reduce mortgage indebtedness. There were more than two-hundred-fifty in attendance at the Kick-Off Event to hear a brief summary of […]
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The First Congregational Church of Mansfield Votes to Proceed with Capital Campaign Press Release October 11, 2016
Mansfield, OH – The findings of a four-week Feasibility Study, that included 15 Focus Groups, validated to the Church leadership that now is the time to proceed with a Capital Campaign. Leadership voted to approve the recommendations of James D. Klote and Associates, JDK&A, and voted to bring their recommendation before the congregation for final […]
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First Church of Dallas Board of Trustees Votes Unanimously to Proceed With a Capital Campaign Press Release October 7, 2016
Dallas, TX – On Thursday, October 6, 2016, following a synopsis of a six-week feasibility assessment and a twenty-minute Q & A period study by JD Klote & Associates, Inc. consultant Jim Collins, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to immediately move forward into a Capital Campaign. The campaign plan is to fund a five-element […]
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Grace and Holy Spirit Church Moves Forward Press Release October 4, 2016
Cortland, NY – Grace and Holy Spirit Church, an Episcopal and ELCA Lutheran Community Church of the Christian Faith, has accepted the findings of a two week Feasibility Study conducted by James D. Klote and Associates to move forward with a Capital Campaign. The study consisted of five focus groups which were open to all […]
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Presiding Bishop Visits Bethany School Campaign Site Press Release September 23, 2016
Glendale, OH – The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, visited Bethany School on Friday, September 23rd to help with a major capital campaign effort planned for the school. Bethany School is the only Episcopal school in Ohio. It has been operated and supported by the Community of the […]
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St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Moves into a Capital Campaign Press Release September 12, 2016
Waco, TX – The findings of St. Alban’s four-week Feasibility Study, that included 12 Focus Group Meetings, validated to the vestry that now is the time to proceed with a Capital Campaign. The Vestry approved the Klote recommendation to proceed with a Capital Campaign under the direction of a Steering Committee. The Campaign will begin […]
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St. John’s Lutheran Church Nears Campaign Completion Press Release August 31, 2016
Bakersfield, CA – St. John’s Lutheran Church & School is nearing completion of their capital campaign to retire current building mortgage indebtedness and build a new Junior High Building and Conference Center-Fellowship Hall. With about 80% of families visited, they have raised more than $6 M. Several quotes are representative of the leadership at St. […]
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Holy Spirit Episcopal Church Votes Unanimously to Move Forward into Capital Campaign Press Release August 31, 2016
Houston, TX – The findings of a five-week Feasibility Study, validated to the Vestry that now is the time for Holy Spirit Episcopal Church to proceed with a Capital Campaign. In a unanimous vote, the Vestry approved the Klote recommendation to proceed with a Capital Campaign under the direction of a Steering Committee. The Campaign […]
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Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church and School Kicks Off Its “Drop the Nets” Capital Campaign Press Release August 29, 2016
Over 450 in attendance at the Kick off Event Brighton, MI – The Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church and School kicked off its “Drop the Nets” Capital Campaign with a dinner event filled with food, speakers, music great anticipation. Senior Pastor Mark Milatz spoke about the theme and challenge to over 450 members and […]
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The Largest Full-time Stewardship Firm in the United States Offers Complimentary Editions of New Book to Assist Schools in Development Press Release August 12, 2016
Development: Back to Basics Fundraising Principles for School Campaigns Ward, Dreshman & Reinhardt, Inc., a division of James D. Klote & Associates, Inc., (JDK&A) offers recently published book as a complimentary download. Falls Church, VA – James D. Klote, President & CEO of JDK&A announced today the release of the recently published book Development: Back […]
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Historic Groundbreaking Press Release August 12, 2016
Principal Kevin Creutz awaits the official groundbreaking. New Haven, Indiana – Central Lutheran School in New Haven broke ground on August 12th for a major building project that will be financed as the result of a recently completed capital campaign by James D. Klote & Associates. Two major additions to the school campus will be […]
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One of the Oldest Parishes in the Country Votes Unanimously to Proceed with Capital Campaign Press Release August 12, 2016
Virginia Beach, VA – After a thorough Readiness Assessment conducted by James D. Klote & Associates, Inc. (JDK&A), the Vestry of Old Donation Episcopal Church of Virginia Beach, Virginia votes to proceed with a Capital Campaign. “It is with great anticipation and high expectations that we communicate with you the good news that your Vestry […]
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The Church of The Cross Votes Unanimously in Support of Expansion Plan Press Release August 9, 2016
Bluffton, SC – The findings of a six-week Feasibility Study, that included 30 Focus Groups, validated to the Vestry that now is the time to proceed with a Capital Campaign. In a unanimous vote, the Vestry approved the Klote recommendation to proceed with a Capital Campaign under the direction of a Steering Committee. The Campaign […]
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Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church and School Unanimously Votes to Move Forward with “Drop the Nets” Capital Campaign Press Release July 14, 2016
Brighton, MI – Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church and School has completed their five week Readiness Assessment. The report was presented to the Board of Directors by Glenn Wagner, James D. Klote and Associates Campaign Director. Following the review and discussion, the Board voted unanimously to move directly into the “Drop the Nets” Capital […]
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Advent Lutheran Church Celebrates Capital Stewardship Campaign Kick-Off Press Release July 12, 2016
York, PA – $861,460 in pledges launches Advent Lutheran Church’s “PREPARING the Way…an ADVENTURE in Faith,” a $2.6 million Capital Stewardship Campaign for a new covered drop-off main entrance directly from the parking lot. Other facility improvements include relocating the nursery nearer to the sanctuary, renovations to Fellowship Hall with the addition of a Gathering […]
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First Baptist Church Kicks off Capital Campaign “Honoring Our Past, Continuing Our Legacy” Press Release June 12, 2016
Morehead City, NC – On Sunday June 12, following a combined church service replacing their regularly scheduled traditional and blended services, the doors were opened to a beautifully decorated Family Life Center to celebrate the Capital Campaign Kick-Off. Special opening music was provided by the FBC Worship Team, followed by a campaign prayer by the […]
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Bethany School Moves Forward with First Major Capital Campaign Press Release June 9, 2016
Glendale, OH – After a successful Readiness Assessment period that interviewed over 160 parents and alumni of the only Episcopal School in Ohio, the leadership of Bethany School has unanimously agreed to continue moving forward with a capital campaign. The Cincinnati area school completed their first ever strategic plan in 2014 which included the formation […]
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Advent Lutheran Church Moves Forward into a Capital Campaign Press Release June 6, 2016
York, PA – The congregation of Advent Lutheran Church unanimously approved a Council motion to “engage the firm of James D. Klote & Associates to direct its Capital Stewardship Campaign and to begin as soon as practicable.” The vote culminated months of preparatory work by the church’s Mission and Mortar team to address needed facility […]
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Concordia Lutheran Church Kicks Off Capital Stewardship Campaign Press Release June 3, 2016
Kirkwood, MO – Approximately 400 members and friends of Concordia Lutheran Church gathered on Thursday night for a very special Summer Celebration. Those in attendance viewed pictorial memories from the congregation’s rich history and listened to music while visiting with other members and enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Located at 505 S. Kirkwood Road in […]
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First Baptist Church Votes Overwhelmingly to Proceed With a Capital Campaign Press Release May 30, 2016
Morehead City – On Sunday, May 15, following both regular church services, the entire member congregation of First Baptist Church of Morehead City voted a 75.5 percent majority to immediately move forward into a capital campaign for present building restoration and a new welcome center. Generations of this historic 143-year old church in the resort […]
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Great Campaign Kick-Off Event for St. John Press Release May 24, 2016
Bakersfield, CA – This was a very momentous day with more than 600 in attendance for the Beyond Our Horizon Capital Campaign Kick-off at St. John’s Lutheran Church & School in Bakersfield, California. James D. Klote & Associates Campaign Director and Consultant, Carl Graber, stated, “This Kick-off was one of the very best in all […]
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The Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America Votes to move forward with a Campaign looking to the Future. Press Release April 30, 2016
New York, NY – After a successful diocese-wide study of forty four parishes, the Diocesan Council at their annual convention in Cleveland, OH, votes to move forward with a campaign that looks to the future of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. Early in 2016, Archbishop Khajag Barsamian and the Diocesan Council […]
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St. Peter’s Lake Mary Celebrates Capital Campaign Kick-off Press Release April 27, 2016
Lake Mary, FL – St. Peter’s Episcopal Church launched its 2016 Church on the Hill campaign with a special Saturday night tent revival barbeque. The family friendly dinner was an evening of prayer, testimony and a “fly around” the proposed new church building. Church on the Hill is the theme of the campaign, which kicked […]
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St. John’s Votes Unanimously to Move Forward into Campaign Press Release March 31, 2016
Bakersfield, CA – St. John’s Lutheran hosted twenty-one focus group meetings during their four-week Readiness Assessment Study. The presentations were consistently comprehensive, concise and resulted in great conversations and responses from the attendees. The survey results were very positive with unanimous majority of support from attendees. As a result, the Board of Directors of St. […]
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Chapel of the Cross Moves Forward Press Release March 4, 2016
Chapel of the Cross parishioners meet for breakfast and to discuss the needs of the parish moving forward Madison, MS – After concluding a successful feasibility study the Chapel of the Cross met to further discuss how to proceed. After reading and considering all of the comments that were made during the feasibility study the […]
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St. Luke’s Montclair Kicks Off “Breaking Down Barriers” Capital Campaign Press Release January 15, 2016
Vibrant, historic parish seeks $2.1 million to renew facilities and sweep away longstanding physical barriers to ensure buildings and services are more accessible to parishioners and community at large. Montclair, NJ – St. Luke’s Episcopal Church celebrated the kick-off of a five-year capital campaign on Sunday, January 10th with a festive luncheon celebration. With over […]
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Indiana School Kicks off Capital Campaign with Nearly $4.5 Million!! Extraordinary Project. Extraordinary Commitment. Press Release January 13, 2016
New Haven, IN – Central Lutheran School kicked off its “Thankful for Our Heritage – Committed to Our Future” Capital Campaign in record style. As of January 9th, just over 100 families had already committed over $4.42 million dollars. That total not only represents the best kickoff ever in Central’s history, it also represents about […]
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Exciting Thanksgiving Victory Celebration, where over 10 Times Annual Giving was Raised!! Press Release November 30, 2015
Cincinnati, OH – Christ Church Cathedral celebrated the near conclusion of a successful capital stewardship campaign to fund two new organs, renovation plan, additional funds for a Cincinnati Scholar House and the annual operating budget. In addition to the operating budget with many pledges yet to be received, the capital funds campaign of $4,169,367 for […]
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St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Celebrates Capital Campaign Kick-off Press Release November 25, 2015
Del Mar, CA – St. Peter’s Episcopal Church launched its 2015 GIFTS FOR GROWTH campaign with a special Saturday, family friendly dinner – Faith, Family and Fettuccini. It was an evening filled with acknowledgements to the hard work already accomplished, the unique position St. Peter’s holds in the celebrant’s lives, and a glorious celebration of […]
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Unitarian Universalist Church, Silver Spring, MD Kicks-off “Answer the Call” Capital Campaign Press Release November 18, 2015
Silver Spring, MD – The Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring Maryland kicked off its “Answer the Call” Capital Campaign with a dinner event filled with food, speakers, music, and great anticipation. Senior Minister Elizabeth Lerner Maclay shared about the vision for UUCSS to a large group of members and friends of the church. The […]
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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Kicks Off Capital Campaign Press Release November 17, 2015
Indianapolis, IN – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church celebrated the launch of their For the Future…Giving Today…Empowering Tomorrow combined Annual Stewardship and Capital Campaigns with a joint 10:00am worship service, followed by a short program in which Steering Committee Co-Chairs Merilee Klootwyk and Ace Yakey announced $1.7 million in Capital Campaign pledges and $308,000 in annual […]
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Christ Church’s Celebration Sunday Press Release November 10, 2015
Greenwich, CT – Christ Church Greenwich, having completed major renovations to its historic 1910 buildings, returned to its completely renovated sanctuary for a joyous Celebration Sunday worship service on November 8th. A festive brunch followed in the Parish Hall. Parishioners entered via a newly installed elevator across from the Parish Offices and through the updated […]
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Central Lutheran School Moves into a Capital Campaign Press Release October 26, 2015
Kevin Creutz. Principal of Central Lutheran School New Haven, IN – “We’re moving forward to raise money for a practical and ambitious plan.” That was the conclusion reached by the principal of Central Lutheran School of New Haven, Indiana recently after a successful 6-week Readiness Assessment. Principal Kevin Creutz was pleased with the participation of […]
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St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Kicks Off its “Changing Lives Through Him” Capital Campaign Press Release October 3, 2015
Orchard Park, NY – St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church kicks off its Capital Campaign with great excitement and the next chapter in the life of St. John’s. The day was filled with great food and fellowship, and fun was had by all. St. John’s families and guests enjoyed taking a journey through the years and […]
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Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring Votes Overwhelmingly to “Answer the Call” Press Release October 1, 2015
Silver Spring, MD – UUCSS was founded with help from the Universalist Church of America and the Universalist National Memorial Church in Washington, DC in October 1952. They are a vibrant and growing congregation. Rev. Elizabeth Lerner Maclay said, “I am excited to enter into this capital campaign. Answer the Call is our theme. The […]
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Christ Church Cathedral Achieves 8 Times Annual Giving by Kick-off Press Release August 25, 2015
Cincinnati, OH – Over 250 members and friends of Christ Church Cathedral turned out Friday night for a very special parish dinner. Its purpose was to initiate a fund-raising campaign for the renovation of their Cathedral and Chapel, along with a new Christ Garden and Cincinnati Scholar House. Located on the corner of Sycamore and […]
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Poised to “Empower the Parish” Press Release June 24, 2015
New Canaan, Connecticut – Celebrating 250 years of witness in New Canaan, CT., historic St. Mark’s Episcopal Church announced raising over $5 million in pledges with more than $2.5 million already received towards its “Empower the Parish” Capital Campaign successfully moving the parish into its next 250 years of ministry. “This Capital Campaign will definitely […]
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Rock Spring Surpasses Campaign Goal Press Release June 10, 2015
Arlington, VA – Rock Spring United Church of Christ of Arlington, Virginia celebrates its $2.6 million “Rejoice, Renew, Reimagine” Capital Campaign with $2,680,000 in pledges to date! Proceeds of the campaign are being used to restore, preserve, and update the overall campus to make it more usable and friendly to visitors, friends, and members. The […]
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Faith UMC Approves Moving Forward with Capital Campaign Press Release June 3, 2015
North Canton, OH – On Tuesday June 2, 2015 members of the Church Board gathered at Called Meeting to vote on whether to move forward with a membership based Campaign to fund the vision, goals, needs, and opportunities collected by the 20/20 Vision Team after over one year of congregation input and Ministry Team discernment. […]
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Anchor Baptist Church Kicks-off “Forward to Freedom” Capital Stewardship Campaign Press Release June 2, 2015
Kick-off Event set up Lexington, KY – Anchor Baptist Church in Lexington, KY kicked off its “Forward to Freedom” Capital Stewardship Campaign with a celebration filled with food, speakers, and comradery. Senior Pastor Carl Peters shared God’s vision for Anchor Baptist Church to over 200 members and regular attendees. Key individuals in the founding of […]
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Anchor Baptist Church Votes Overwhelmingly to Move “Forward to Freedom” Press Release April 15, 2015
Lexington, KY – Fifteen years ago, Anchor Baptist Church was built in the heart of Lexington. Their history and legacy is rich with many programs and outreach in the community and beyond. Dr. Carl Peters said, “I am so excited the congregation voted overwhelmingly to embark upon their largest ever major Capital Stewardship Campaign in […]
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Darnestown Presbyterian Church Celebrates Capital Campaign Kick-Off Press Release April 13, 2015
Darnestown, MD – Darnestown Presbyterian Church launched its 2015 CONNECTIONS . COMMUNITY . CHRIST campaign with a special Sunday, family friendly dinner. It was an evening filled with simple lessons, powerful messages, moving testimony and a hint of springtime. CONNECTIONS . COMMUNITY . CHRIST is the theme of the campaign, which kicked off the evening […]
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“It’s Happening” Moving Dirt Energizes a Church with “Faith Shaping Our Future” Press Release February 12, 2015
Spring, TX – Almost one hundred and seventy members and friends of St. Timothy’s Anglican Church of Spring, TX gathered in Strackfest at Strack Farms on Saturday, September 7, 2013, to Kick-Off their largest-ever major Capital Stewardship Campaign. This seven-year old church and congregation has grown dramatically in the past few years, far beyond what […]
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Rock Spring UCC to Move Forward With Capital Campaign Press Release February 10, 2015
Arlington, VA – Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ in has been a place of community and worship in the Arlington area for over 100 years. Over the last several weeks the congregation has engaged in a time of thoughtful discussion and discourse through Focus Group meetings as part of a Readiness Assessment being […]
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Darnestown Presbyterian Church to Proceed with Capital Campaign Press Release February 5, 2015
Darnestown, MD – Session of the Darnestown Presbyterian Church unanimously voted to conduct a congregation wide capital campaign at its February 2nd monthly meeting. Acting upon the recommendations presented by James D. Klote & Associates, Darnestown Presbyterian Church will undertake a $4 million campaign to enlarge their historic sanctuary and add space for expanded Christian […]
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Best Capital Campaign Ever … and it’s only the kickoff! Press Release January 31, 2015
Carmel, IN – Carmel Lutheran Church kicked off its Hearts Compelled To Share capital campaign in record style. As of January 25th just 73 families of the more than 900 in the church had already committed $3.75 million dollars. That total represents not only the best kickoff to a campaign at CLC, it also represents […]
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River Road Congregation Celebrate the start of their “Pledge for Today Strengthen Our Tomorrow” Combined Campaign Press Release January 11, 2015
Bethesda, MD – With anticipation and excitement, River Road Congregation, located on River Road and Whittier Blvd., officially kicked off its Pledge for Today Strengthen Our Tomorrow Combined Campaign in a joint service on Sunday. Over three hundred members and friends enjoyed an uplifting sermon, music, and historical video, followed by a luncheon. Reverend Nancy […]
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Feast of Christ the King Sunday Press Release November 23, 2014
Rochester, NY – St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church of Rochester, NY celebrated the near conclusion of a successful capital stewardship campaign to fund two fellowship halls renovation plan, additional funds for their Endowment and the annual operating budget. In addition to the operating budget with many pledges yet to be received, the capital funds campaign of […]
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St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church Kicks off CAPITAL CAMPAIGN Press Release October 25, 2014
Rochester, NY – Almost 200 members and friends of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church turned out and pitched in on Saturday for a very special parish dinner. Its purpose was to initiate a fund-raising campaign for the renovation of their historic church building. Located on the corner of Highland Avenue and Winton Road, this handsome structure […]
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St. Thomas Episcopal Church Kicks off Faith, Family and Future Initiative Capital Campaign Press Release November 21, 2014
Terrace Park, Ohio – St. Thomas Episcopal Church launched its 2014 Faith, Family and Future Initiative campaign with a special Sunday luncheon. It was a magnificent fall day for the celebration that featured music, fond remembrances, great food and moving testimony. Guests enjoying the Kick-off Event Faith, Family and Future Initiative is the theme of […]
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A Vote of Confidence Energizes a Church; “125 Years! Celebrate Our Past & Shape Our Future” Press Release September 12, 2014
Rochester, NY – One hundred twenty five years ago, St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church was built in the heart of Rochester. Their history and legacy is rich with many programs and outreach in the community and beyond. Fr. Craig Uffman, Rector said, “I am so excited the St. Thomas’ Vestry voted unanimously to embark upon their […]
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Christ Church Celebrates $10 Million Press Release September 10, 2014
Greenwich, CT – Christ Church Greenwich, Connecticut celebrates its $10 million Rise Up, Restore, Rejoice! Capital Campaign with $10,271,000. Proceeds of the campaign are being used to restore and preserve of the church’s historic 1910 buildings, to upgrade campus infrastructures and to build their endowment. We not only met, but exceeded our goal of $10 […]
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Gary United Methodist Church Kicks off its “All In God’s Next Big Thing” Campaign Press Release May 7, 2014
Wheaton, IL – With anticipation and excitement, Gary United Methodist Church officially kicked off its All In for God’s Next Big Thing Campaign in a joint service on Sunday. Nearly four hundred members and regular attendees enjoyed a day of uplifting worship, music, and testimonials followed by a luncheon. During the service, Pastor Jamie Geiger, […]
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Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Kicks-off Capital Campaign Press Release April 21, 2014
Bethesda, MD – Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church launched its 2014 Capital Campaign with a special Palm Sunday luncheon. It was a magnificent spring day for the celebration that featured music, comedy, great food and moving testimony. Attendees enjoying the Kick-off Event Building Our Future is the theme of the campaign, which held a Capital Campaign […]
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Trinity Anglican Church, Lago Vista, TX Kicks Off Its Capital Campaign,”Kingdom Building – Opening New Doors” Press Release March 10, 2014
Lago Vista, Texas – Trinity Anglican Church located in the Hill Country just Northwest of Austin, TX celebrated a momentous occasion with a capital campaign kick-off celebration surrounding efforts to build a new church home. Father Dale Chrisman, Rector at Trinity, opened the celebration with a grand welcome followed by prayer before a catered lunch […]
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Mardi Gras Festival at St. John’s: Beads, Bangles, and Pledges Press Release March 6, 2014
Ithaca, NY – Celebrating not only Mardi Gras but also great news about their capital fund drive, parishioners of St. John’s Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Cayuga and Buffalo Streets, stepped out to When the Saints Come Marchin In, on Tuesday night. Parading around the parish hall in outfits from holiday masks to […]
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St John’s Kicks off Capital Campaign with Loaves & Fishes Luncheon/Event Press Release January 26, 2014
Ithaca, NY – Despite cold weather, more than 100 members and friends of St. John’s Episcopal Church turned out and pitched in on Sunday for a very special parish lunch. Its purpose was to initiate a fund-raising campaign for the renovation of their historic church building. Located on the corner of Cayuga and Buffalo Streets, […]
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FCC of Ridgefield Wraps-Up “Our Master’™s Plan” Capital Campaign with nearly Seven-times Annual Giving! Press Release January 22, 2014
Ridgefield, CT – For almost four months straight, volunteers from the congregation of the First Congregational Church of Ridgefield, Connecticut pulled out all the stops in their efforts to reach out and visit every family that considers FCC to be their church home. Every single family was either personally visited or was contacted several times […]
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A Vote of Confidence Energizes a Church by “Living our Faith, Sharing our Future” Press Release December 16, 2013
Ithaca, NY – One hundred ninety one years ago St. John’s Episcopal Church was built in the heart of downtown Ithaca, NY. Their history and legacy is rich with many missions and outreach in the community and beyond. Fr. Richard A. Towers, the Rector said, “I am so excited the St. John’s Vestry voted unanimously […]
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Edith Rankin Memorial United Church Sails Past $1 Million Mark Press Release November 21, 2013
Kingston, ON – Fast on the heels of a Kick-Off celebration for the Shaping Our Future: Building on Faith Capital Campaign, Edith Rankin Memorial United Church announced that they passed the $1 million milestone. According to Gordon Sinclair, Campaign Steering Committee Chair, The Kick-Off Event was a spectacular evening of faith and fellowship. Though much […]
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First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst Kicks-off “God’s Vision Our Hands” Capital Campaign with $320,050.00 Press Release October 27, 2013
Dist. Superintendent Oscar Carrasco, Rev. Dr. Norma Lee Barnhart, Ed Miner, Campaign Chair, and Mel Kalagian, Campaign Director Elmhurst, IL – With anticipation and excitement, First United Methodist Church kicks off its God’s Vision Our Hands Capital Campaign to address the needs of the church and continue to grow its ministry in the community and […]
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Edith Rankin Memorial Church Votes to Proceed with $2.5 Million Capital Campaign Press Release October 16, 2013
Attendees at a Focus Group Meeting Kingston, Ontario – Following an extensive feasibility study conducted by James D. Klote & Associates, Inc., Edith Rankin Memorial Church voted overwhelmingly to move forward with a capital campaign. When the goal of $2.5 million in pledges (payable over a five year period) is achieved, the construction project, as […]
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Canadian Church Moves Forward With Historic Campaign Press Release October 11, 2013
St Catharines, Ontario – Central Community Church in St. Catharines is one of the fastest growing churches in all of Canada. They’re running out of space and need to expand their facilities in order to keep up with those who are joining the church every week. The church recently completed a Readiness Assessment with James […]
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First Congregational Announces $2.8 million raised toward $5.5 million for its Master Plan Press Release October 9, 2013
Ridgefield, CT – The First Congregational Church announced a $5.5 million major project for the renovation and development of its facilities during a gala capital campaign kick-off celebration last Friday night. The capacity crowd, at the Lounsbury House in Ridgefield, learned that leadership donors already have committed to $2,819,000! The hope is to raise the […]
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President of James D Klote & Associates appointed to Board of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale Press Release October 8, 2013
New Haven, CT – In a meeting held on April 19, 2013, the Board of Trustees of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale in New Haven, Connecticut voted unanimously to appoint James D. Klote, President of James D. Klote & Associates, to the Board of Directors. His four-year term began on July 1, 2013. As […]
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St. Paul’s Cathedral Unanimously Decides to Embark on Capital Campaig Press Release October 8, 2013
Erie, PA – After hearing from over 100 Cathedral members and friends who attended Focus Groups in September, and after prayerful deliberation and discussion, the Dean and Chapter have unanimously decided to move forward with a Capital Campaign. This Campaign will take place over the next several weeks and will be completed early in December. […]
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St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church Moves Forward Press Release October 8, 2013
York, PA – St. John just completed a three-week Readiness Assessment comprised of six focus group meetings with presentations of conceptual renovation proposals. A Final Report Summary, which was completed by the James D. Klote & Associates Consultant, provided valuable statistical data and dialogue from attendees. Seventy individuals attended these meetings, which represented 58 parish […]
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Christ Church Greenwich Kicks Off Capital Campaign Press Release October 3, 2013
The Rise Up, Restore, Rejoice!capital campaign announces $4,300,000 raised so far. The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler, Rector, inspired over one hundred fifty quests with comments about Christ Church Greenwich’s current and future role in the local community and beyond. Greenwich, CT – Christ Church Greenwich launched their Rise Up, Restore, Rejoice! capital campaign at […]
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Exciting Kick-Off Event Energizes St. Timothy’s Anglican Church with “Faith Shaping Our Future” Capital Campaign Press Release September 19, 2013
Leadership of the church representing a little over 15% of the congregation, have already pledged over $1,500,000, more than has ever been pledged in the history of the church during any other capital campaign. Fr. Stan Gerber, Rector (on the right) with Glendon Smith, James D. Klote & Associates Campaign Director Houston, TX – Two […]
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St. Thomas Episcopal Church’s Capital Campaign Raises 6 Times Their Annual Giving Press Release July 30, 2013
Surpasses Their Goal by $250,000 and Raises an Additional $750,000 for the Endowment Fort Washington, PA – St. Thomas Episcopal Church successfully raised $6,250,000 during their Building for the Generations” Capital Campaign. “This amount was over two times the amount we had ever raised before and represented a 20-fold increase of what we had raised […]
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The Nation’s Premiere Stewardship Consulting Firm, James D. Klote & Associates, Inc., Expands into Canada Press Release May 7, 2013
Falls Church, VA – James D. Klote & Associates (JDK&A), the largest full-time and on-site capital stewardship consulting firm in the United States, has announced a significant expansion into Canada for 2013. JDK&A offers capital campaign consulting services to churches and church related organizations for financial needs such as new construction, renovation, debt reduction, mission […]
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Columbia Baptist Church Announces Over $4 Million Raised For Their Generation to Generation Capital Campaign Press Release May 21, 2013
Kick-off Event Picnic Flyer Falls Church, VA – On Sunday May 19, 2013 members of Columbia Baptist Church gathered for an indoor Church wide picnic to formally ‘kick-off’ their Generation to Generation Capital Campaign and to provide the congregation its first campaign report. Over the prior months the Capital Campaign Steering Committee was organized, the […]
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Our Saviour’s in Naperville, Illinois Kicks Off Campaign with $2.5 million raised! Press Release April 25, 2013
Beats previous compaign results after just 75 pledges! Lane Lewis (left) and Brett and Marnie Lindberg (right) who shared their story at the kick-off service on the Celebration! campus Naperville, Illinois – A Different Kind of Campaign. That’s how many members and leaders described the Debt Free, to be  campaign that kicked off on […]
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Canadian Church Kicks off Capital Campaign With Over $1 Million Already Pledged Press Release April 19, 2013
Pastor Jeremy Mahood, Senior Pastor All Nations Church Sudbury, ON – All Nations Church kicked-off the Building Tomorrow Today Capital Campaign. It was a wonderful beginning to a great afternoon, said Mel Kalagian, JDK&A Campaign Director. Over three hundred members and regular attendees enjoyed a day of fellowship and inspirational speeches. Jean Mahood, the keynote […]
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Columbia Baptist Church Begins Generation to Generation Capital Campaign at Consecration Worship Service Press Release April 12, 2013
The combined choirs open the Consecration Worship Service with the Call to Worship, ‘God is Our Refuge’ Fairfax, VA On Sunday March 10, 2013 members of Columbia Baptist Church gathered at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall on the George Mason University campus full congregation worship service to consecrate their $23.2 million Generation to […]
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Exciting Kick-Off Dinner/Event Energizes Washington Ethical Society Press Release April 2, 2013
Amanda Poppei, Senior Leader (right) with Glendon Smith, Campaign Consultant Washington, DC Over one hundred and seventy members and friends of Washington Ethical Society, which is almost seventy years old, a Vibrant Humanistic Congregation in Washington, DC, gathered on Saturday to Kick-Off their largest-ever major Capital Stewardship Campaign. Tables were decorated and folks ready to […]
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Wesley Foundation Kicks-off Capital Campaign Press Release March 27, 2013
Honorary Co-Chair Rev Dr Miley E. Palmer, Campaign Chair Susan Haney and Senior Pastor Dan King Crede Urbana, Illinois Wesley Foundation at the University of Illinois and Wesley United Methodist Church celebrated the official beginning of the second century fund raising drive; the Wesley Capital Campaign kicked off with a brief program and light lunch […]
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Building a Foundation for the Future at St. Columba’s Press Release December 7, 2012
Bishop Mariann Budde addresses the parishioners, guests and community partners of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church on November 30, 2012 at the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. St. Columba’s Parish celebrated the launch of their annual and capital campaigns on November 30th with approximately 400 people in attendance at The National Postal Museum. […]
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Kent Island United Methodist Church “Empowered by His Presence” Capital Campaign Press Release July 29, 2012
Chester, MD With anticipation and excitement, Kent Island United Methodist Church kicks off its Empowered by His Presence Capital Campaign. Pastor David Bennett shared God’s vision for Kent Island UMC to over one hundred members and regular attendees. They enjoyed testimonies of Janet Mann and Sydney Pollard, who shared how the church has made a […]
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Christ Church Easton Kicks-off Capital Campaign Press Release July 6, 2012
From Left: Pastors Luther Brunette, Scott Giger, Dan Schumm and Klote consultant Steve Siegel Easton, MD Christ Church, St. Peter’s Parish launched its 2012 Capital Campaign with a special evening of wine and cheese. It was a magnificent evening for the outdoor event that featured fondue and delicious specialty deserts. Welcome! Renew! Rejoice! is the […]
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MissioDeiChicago/Chicago, IL Kicks off Capital Campaign “Joining God as He makes all things new.” Press Release May 13, 2012
JDK&A CEO Jim Klote and Josh Taylor, Lead Pastor Chicago, IL MissioDei kicked off the public-facing phases of its new Capital Campaign,Joining God as He makes all things new, with an informational session and celebration Sunday, May 6 at its Addison Street location, just two blocks west of Wrigley Field. More than 300 partners and […]
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Exciting Kick-Off Event Energizes a Church Ready to Free Its Future Press Release May 9, 2012
Pam Branchini (left) & Sallie Voss, Kick-off Event Co-Chairpersons Las Vegas, NVNearly 1,200 members and regular attendees of Community Lutheran Church gathered last weekend to kick off the 39-year congregation’s largest-ever capital stewardship campaign. The two-day Kick-off event started in the sanctuary and chapel, and then people were ushered into the fellowship hall, where tables […]
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New Life Church Kicks off Capital Campaign to Advancing God’s Kingdom in Connecticut Press Release March 4, 2012
JDK&A Consultant, Mel Kalagian, Jim Klote, Senior Pastor Will Marotti, and Co-Chair’s Juan Rivera, and Ken Gadwah Meriden, CT New Life Church celebrated its campaign Kick-off for their Advancing God’s Kingdom Capital Campaign at the Mountain Ridge facility, the same facility they look to purchase to grow God’s Kingdom in Meriden and Wallingford. Co-Chairs Juan […]
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Historic Church Kicks Off Campaign With $3 Million Press Release February 5, 2012
Washington DC On February 5th, a standing room only crowd gathered to kick off a capital campaign for All Souls Church, Unitarian in Washington DC. This historic 200 year old church that counts, among other notables, Presidents John Quincy Adams and William Howard Taft as former members, is now poised to enter its Third Century […]
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Thousands Attend Church Fund Raising Kick-off Event Held at Mid-Hudson Civic Center Press Release February 3, 2012
Grace Community Kick Off Poughkeepsie, NY More than 2,000 enthusiastic worshipers filled the Mid-Hudson Civic Center to near capacity this past Sunday. Rather than meeting for a wrestling match, concert, or hockey game, the crowd of young families, West Point cadets, and grandparents gathered for One Big Worship Event a Sunday morning church service. Sounds […]
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Grace Church Kicks-off Capital Campaign Press Release January 22, 2012
Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY “ Grace Church Brooklyn Heights launched its 2012 Capital Campaign with an wonderful evening of cocktail parties followed by a celebration dinner at the Guild Hall. A House for All People Preserving Our Past “ Building Our Future is the theme of the Capital Campaign, which held a Capital Campaign Celebration […]
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Exciting Campaign Victory Celebration and Christmas Party Event Press Release December 11, 2011
Kissimmee, FL First United Methodist Church of Kissimmee celebrated the conclusion of a successful capital stewardship campaign to fund a Sanctuary renovation plan, additional funds for mission and outreach ministries, a reserve fund and the annual operating budget. In addition to the operating budget with pledges surpassing any prior year, the capital funds campaign goal […]
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Honor the Past; Live in the Present; Prepare for the Future Press Release October 23, 2011
Announcement of the amount raised! Oakland, CA “St. Paul’s Episcopal Church celebrated the kick-off of a five-year capital campaign with a festive lunch on October 23, 2011. With over one hundred parishioners and guests in attendance, campaign chair, Doug Jensen, and The Reverend Mauricio J. Wilson addressed the challenges the church currently faces as well […]
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Exciting Kick-off Event Energizes a Church Ready to Continue the Legacy Press Release October 8, 2011
Kissimmee, FL – The First United Methodist Church of Kissimmee marks its 129th year by looking forward to the next 100 years. Honoring the past, present and future of the church, a Capital Campaign Kick-Off Dinner was held on Saturday evening. Keynote Speaker Murray Overstreet noted that six generations of his family have called First […]
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Thankful for Our Heritage; Faithful to Our Future Press Release October 16, 2011
St. Michael’s Episcopal Cathedral holds its Thankful for Our Heritage; Faithful to Our Future Capital Compaign Kick-off Celebration. From Left to Right: Tony Dean (JDK&A Consultant), Rich Demarest (Dean), Michelle Hicks (Jr. Warden), Gary Mahn (Campaign Co-Chair), Brian Thom (Bishop) Boise, Idaho – St. Michael’s Episcopal Cathedral held its Capital Campaign Kick-off Celebration on October […]
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Greater Things Continue at Woodlake United Methodist Church Press Release August 14, 2011
Jeff Cluxton, Klote Consultant and Pastor Pete Moon at Western Night Campaign Kick-off event. Midlothian, VA “ Woodlake United Methodist Church (WUMC) held a Capital Campaign Kick-off banquet on Sunday August 14 at their Woodlake sanctuary. Approximately 280 people attended and enjoyed the fun, delicious barbeque, informative messages and great musical entertainment. The 25 year […]
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Exciting Announcement Event Energizes a Church Ready to Move Forward Press Release June 26, 2011
Campaign Co-chair Phil Mattox (R) with Klote Campaign Consultant, Glendon Smith (L) Chesapeake, VA “ Over two hundred members and regular attendees of Oak Grove United Methodist Church of Chesapeake, VA gathered to hear the first announcement of the results of their Capital Stewardship Campaign. Many watched via the TV monitors in their Sunday school […]
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St. John’s Church Kicks-off Capital Campaign Press Release Apr 25, 2011
Cold Spring Harbor, NY – St. John’s Church of Cold Spring Harbor launched its 2011 Capital Campaign with a boxed lunch following Palm Sunday services at Bleecker Hall. Restore. Renew. Rejoice! is the theme of the Capital Campaign, which held a Kick-off Celebration after the 10 o’clock service on Palm Sunday. Spring had sprung in […]
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Nearly 600 Launch into Debt-Free Future Press Release May 22, 2011
Pastor Roger Eigenfeld Middleton, WI – If you drove along Hubbard Avenue this past weekend, you may have found the typically tranquil sidewalks bustling with activity outside Middleton’s historic St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Nearly 600 parishioners, literally ranging from newborns to 100 in age, filled the parking lots and streets outside the 117-year-old church to […]
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Mt Zion Church Celebrates With Campaign Kick-Off Press Release Mar 27, 2011
Unveiling of dollars raised. Pastor Paul Blend gave the Mt. Zion Children a helping hand. Xenia, OH – With anticipation and excitement, Mt. Zion Church kicks off its Reaching Up & Reaching Out Capital Campaign at the Presidential Banquet Center on Sunday. Over three hundred members and regular attendees enjoyed a day of worship and […]
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Ankeny First United Methodist Church Holds Its “Three Sites – One Future” Campaign Kick-Off Celebration Press Release Mar 27, 2011
Ankeny, IA – Ankeny First United Methodist Church held its Capital Campaign Kick-off Celebration on March 27, 2011. The excitement and enthusiasm from the more than 500 attendees was exhilarating and uplifting. The dinner event was catered by an award-winning barbeque company, which is owned and operated by someone who attends the church. The food […]
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Exciting Kick-Off Event Energizes a Church Ready to Move Forward Press Release Feb 11, 2011
Sioux Falls, SD – Over two hundred and thirty members and regular attendees of Good News Reformed Church of Sioux Falls, SD gathered in their Worship Center to Kick-Off their first-ever major Capital Stewardship Campaign. The thirty-three year old congregation has grown dramatically in the past decade, far beyond what their current facilities can accommodate. […]
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Over 800 Unitarian Universalists Have a Ball at Campaign Kickoff – Set Fundraising Record Press Release Jan 24, 2011
Arlington, VA – Over 800 members and friends of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Virginia (UUCA) gathered at Washington and Lee High School in Arlington on Sunday to kickoff their latest capital campaign: Renewing Our Spirit, Renewing Our Spaces. The congregation sends an inflatable globe around the auditorium while singing, “We’ve got the Whole […]
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The Washington Business Journal Hails James D. Klote & Associates As The Premier Fundraising Firm Press Release December 15, 2010
Falls Church, VA – The prestigious business news publication, The Washington Business Journal, recently wrote an article on the nation’s largest full-time, on-site church fundraising consulting firm, James D. Klote & Associates, Inc. The Journal lists the consulting firm as a “…major player in the industry,” and highlights what has made the president, Jim Klote, […]
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St. Luke’s Raises $1,300,000 for Greatly Needed Renovation Press Release March 28, 2010
Alexandria, VA – St. Luke’s Episcopal Church completed the “Reweaving the Fabric of St. Luke’s” Capital Campaign in June of 2010 for much needed renovation. The Master Plan included making changes in the area of Worship & Music, Fellowship & Hospitality, Education & Youth and Mission Essential. The benefits of this endeavor will create a […]
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James D. Klote & Associates Ranks #1 in Nationwide Study Press Release November 9, 2010
Falls Church, VA – James D. Klote & Associates, Inc., the nation’s largest full-time and on-site capital campaign consulting firm, was recently ranked #1 out of 25 national fundraising consulting firms in an independent study conducted by Volkart May & Associates, Inc., a Minnesota-based market research firm.* The 2010 June – July study polled 1,000 […]
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450 Celebrate History and Strategic Vision at Third Presbyterian’s Kick-off Press Release September 11, 2010
Richmond, VA – Over 450 church members and guests packed the downtown Marriott ballroom to kick-off Third Presbyterian’s For the Joy of the City Capital Campaign. The evening included historical reflections from Third’s 175 years of ministry, presented by the Lead Pastor of Third at Pump Road, Nelson Ould, as well as the vision to […]
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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights Begins Major Renovation Press Release July 30, 2010
Cleveland Heights, Ohio – Through a focused effort, St. Paul’s was able to raise over $5 million for the needed repairs and improvements. The church, began major upgrades to their mechanical and electrical systems, bringing 1920’s boilers and 1950’s electrical systems into the 21’st Century. Although most of the work is out of sight to […]
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First Presbyterian Church Celebrates Family Center Approval Press Release July 21, 2010
After 30 Years First Presbyterian Church Celebrates Family Center Approval Fort Lauderdale, FL – First Presbyterian Church, received unanimous approval from the Planning and Zoning Board (P&Z) allowing the church to build a Family Center, parking garage and retail shops. First Presbyterian is located one block from prestigious Los Olas Boulevard in the Colee Hammock […]
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Saint Luke’s Reaches $7 Million in Capital Campaign…Doesn’t Stop There Press Release June 12, 2010
Darien, Connecticut – Saint Luke’s Parish, established in 1855 and currently the spiritual home of approximately 1,000 families, was faced with increasingly pressing infrastructure and space challenges that led to a Vestry decision in early 2007 to conduct a capital campaign for funding to resolve the most pressing of the challenges. The first step in […]
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1,000 Clergy and Leaders Flock to Stewardship Workshops Press Release November 30, 2009
1,000 Clergy and Leaders Flock to Stewardship Workshops Falls Church, VA – In more than 20 cities across the Mid-Atlantic, pastors and lay leaders flocked to a series of stewardship workshops to receive training from the nation’s foremost church fund raising firm, James D. Klote & Associates. “Strengthening Stewardship in Challenging Economic Times” attracted hundreds […]
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$1.34 Million Pledged During “Quiet Phase” of God’s Gifts. Our Responsibility Campaign Press Release November 13, 2009
Sioux Falls, SD – A new campaign for First Lutheran Church entitled, “God’s Gifts. Our Responsibility”, kicked off officially on Thursday night, November 12’th. Over 200 responded to the invitation and enjoyed an evening of fellowship, delicious food, and great music by the Apostles Band. Co-chairs for the campaign are Brian and Denise Aamlid along […]
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Trinity United Methodist Raises $3,000,000 for Debt Reduction Press Release September 30, 2009
McLean, VA – Trinity United Methodist Church completed the Moving Forward Together – “Envisioning our Future” Capital Campaign in September of 2009 to reduce a very large debt created from new construction. The building of a new Education & Meeting Space, Entry Plaza, Fellowship Lobby, Chapel, Nursery and Kitchen have resulted in much more functional […]
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