Lehigh Valley, PA
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Testimonials

Audit and Readiness Assessments

“Marcella Schick’s philanthropic audit enabled us to identify issues that we had failed to notice and uncovered directions that we had overlooked.”

Judith Savchak, Board Chair
Cancer Support Community of the Lehigh Valley


 

Development Planning

“Our consultant helped us breathe new life into our fundraising efforts by helping us to form a fundraising strategy that worked for our specific organization and helped us to best utilize our resources of a strong mission, passionate staff and experienced board.”

Judy Belaires, Former Director of Advancement & Community Relations
Da Vinci Science Center
Allentown, Pennsylvania


 

Capital Campaigns

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with several national consulting firms during my tenure in advancement and this firm measures up in every way to any of them.”

Susan Kubik, Executive Director
Northampton Community College Foundation
Bethlehem, PA


 

Feasibility Studies

“The feasibility study gave us credibility. We needed assurances that people were on board and that our expectations were realistic… Our donors were very impressed with the interview experience… The planning study gave me the confidence to go forward and do what needed to be done.”

Nancy Beard, CFRE
President, United Church Homes Foundation
Newton, North Carolina

 


 

Campaign Preparation

“Their expert counsel and guidance through our capital campaign process has been the single most important factor in our success. The value of the systems we put into place will shape our organization for the better for many years to come.”

Patrick Mulcahy, Producing Artistic Director
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival


 

Case Statements

“Marcella Schick helped us wrap up a capital campaign at one of our communities. She is excellent at making case statements and linking mission with campaign planning. She worked with our particular situation, put pieces in place and trained staff and volunteers to get the job done.”

Kenneth V. Daniel, President and CEO
United Church Homes, Inc.
Marion, Ohio


 

Annual Campaigns

“Not only did the Our Future Is Now Campaign help fill a fundraising gap at a critical juncture in the history of the Seminary, it laid the foundation for an even more successful year — in fact one of the most successful on record!”

Crystal Mills, Vice President, Advancement and Communications
Lancaster Theological Seminary
Lancaster, Pennsylvania


 

Major Gifts

“Marcella Schick worked with us as we put in place a successful fundraising program that focused on major donors. Our consultant brought a high level of skill and insight.”

Major Roger Duperree
The Salvation Army


 

Planned Giving and Endowments

“Their feasibility study to determine our ability to raise funds for endowment and capital needs is excellent in highlighting the level of support we can expect, and honest in assessing the hurdles we must clear to be successful.”  

Laurence W. Mazzeno, Former President
Alvernia College
Reading, Pennsylvania


 

Grants

“I have learned so much about grants from working with you and am very grateful for your time and expertise you have shared with me. You have been affirming and encouraging and I appreciate that more than you know.”

Susan Stone, Director of Development & PR
United Church Homes and Services
Newton, North Carolina


 

Retreat and Workshop Facilitation

“Thanks for a thoughtful and engaging day and a half. The possibilities for the future are even more positive than before armed with this analysis and set of priorities.”

Rev. Glenn Miller, Vice President for External Relations
SpiriTrust Lutheran
York, Pennsylvania


 

Information Gathering and Analysis

“Marcella Schick and her associate created a setting during our focus group sessions and staff interviews that encouraged thoughts and ideas that would provide the basis for our plan.”

Gregg J. Wagner
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church
Audubon, PA


 

Plan Development

“Marcella Schick and her associate set a tone during our committee planning meetings that provided an opportunity to let our ideas flow and offered thoughts on the structure of the plan that would enhance its likelihood of success.”

Gregg J. Wagner
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church
Audubon, PA


 

Board Recruitment Training and Development

“Thanks for the excellent work your firm did for Habitat Lehigh Valley. We have learned a lot about ourselves and a lot about the business of fundraising as a result.”

Andrew G. Scott, Board Chair
Habitat for Humanity
Allentown, Pennsylvania


 

Management Coaching

“I feel empowered by the expert knowledge you have imparted about how to take our efforts to the next level.”

Carol E. Lytch, Ph.D., President
Lancaster Theological Seminary
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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