National Fundraising Firm Appoints Vice President for Western Region


For Immediate 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 campaigning, which has enhanced many of their client’s missions.

Mel has raised over $25 million for churches in the United States and Canada in the past 11 years, and raised over $15 million for the U.S. Naval Academy, West Point, U.S Air Force, and Educational Institutions.  He served as a Campaign Manager for the Circle of Friends for American Veterans for 4 years, where he organized 27 cities to raise awareness to homeless American Veterans.  In addition, Mel served as Chair of the Veterans Stand-down, Co-Chair for the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall in Las Vegas and Pro-Bono fundraising consulting to a Non-Profit working with teens.

“My passion is working with faith-based and non-profit organizations to help meet their vision and mission needs.  This opportunity to serve as Vice President is a true honor as it will allow me continue to serve these meaningful organizations,” said Mel Kalagian.

Erin West, Vice President of Operations stated, “Our firm is excited to have Mel assist us in increasing our exposure and activity on the western side of the United States.”

With offices in Falls Church, Virginia; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; Dallas, Texas; and Toronto, Ontario, James D. Klote & Associates is the largest full-time, on-site stewardship consulting firm in North America.  For additional information, please contact the firm at or at (800)-360-2315.


Erin West
James D. Klote & Associates

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