TESTIMONIALS


Life Stream Church

Dr. Jim Maness of Life Stream Church in Allendale, Michigan, talks about his experience working with the Greater Mission team for his church’s successful capital stewardship campaign.


UMass Amherst Newman Catholic Center

“We are close to meeting our financial goal and for this we have Greater Mission to thank!”

Read the full letter from Fr. Gary M. Dailey


St. William Catholic Church

“In four months working with Tom, we reached our $12 million goal and were able to build our new church.”

Read the full letter from the Rev. George Ratzmann


Diocese of Lansing

“… I was very pleased with the service provided by Greater Mission; they did what they said they would do…”

Read the full letter from Most Reverend Earl Boyea, Bishop of Lansing


Sisters of St. Joseph the Worker

“[The] entire Greater Mission team are dedicated professionals who truly had in mind the best interests of our community.”

Read the full letter from Mother Mary Christina, Superior General



Diocese of Lansing

“… the professionalism and the creativity of Greater Mission from beginning to end ensured the successful outcome of this campaign.”

Read the full letter from Deacon James M. Kasprzak


Christ the King Catholic Church

“I was persuaded to be a leader and to gratefully do what I could to assure participation and generosity commensurate with the economics of our inner-city parish.”

Read the full letter from Fr. Philip Schmitter, Pastor


Sacred Heart Parish, Hudson MI

“From the moment I encountered the Staff at Greater Mission, I was blown away by their confidence, joy and professionalism.”

Read the full letter from Fr. Joseph Krupp, Pastor


St. Mary Church, Westphalia MI

“… My experience with Greater Mission was very positive. Their method and follow-through did much to help us as a parish to reach some important long-term capital goals…”

Read the full letter from Fr. Eric C. Weber



Catholic Community of Flint

“On behalf of the Catholic Community of Flint I wish to express our gratitude for Greater Mission’s efforts in helping our diocese to successfully complete our diocesan campaign…”

Read the full letter from the Rev. Thomas Firestone


Diocese of Lansing Vicar General

“As Vicar General of the Diocese of Lansing and pastor of two of its parishes, I want to officially recognize and commend the efforts made by your organization on our behalf during the recent Witness to Hope Capital Campaign, a first ever effort for our local church…”

Read the full letter from The Very Rev. Fr. Timothy E. MacDonald, S.T.L.


St. Joseph Parish, Dexter, MI

“I offer my recommendation on the quality of service provided by Greater Mission to St. Joseph Parish, in Dexter, Michigan of the Diocese of Lansing Michigan…” – January 25, 2018

Read the full letter from Fr. Brendan J. Walsh


Diocese of Lansing

“The sincere and experienced professionals who make up the fundraising team at Greater Mission have embraced our needs and culture with enthusiasm. With a core philosophy of prayerful discernment and a genuine understanding of the spirituality of stewardship, Greater Mission has been able to deliver the right message and has been a good fit for us.”

George Landolt, CFO, Diocese of Lansing


Diocese of Richmond

“While the monetary success of the campaign is evident, our collaboration with Greater Mission has transformed our development efforts here in the Diocese of Richmond. Our development professionals, including myself, have benefited immeasurably from the opportunity to work alongside some of the absolute best in the profession.”

Margaret Keightley, Executive Director, Diocese of Richmond

“Greater Mission worked as a team with our staff. I found that Greater Mission’s approach to fundraising embodies the spirit of sacrificial giving and authentic Christian stewardship. We retained Greater Mission to assist with our campaign continuation plan in order to ensure that we redeem a high percentage of our gifts. In this role, Greater Mission is also assisting with our other development initiatives, including planned giving, endowments and parish offertory programs.”

Michael McGee, CFO, Diocese of Richmond

“I cannot comment Greater Mission more highly for their dedication to assisting us and joining our efforts to invite parishioners to participate in this historic campaign. We could not have succeeded at it without their support, their patience, their flexibility, and their faith in God.”

Rev. Rolo B. Castillo – Pastor, St. John the Evangelist


Archdiocese of Cincinnati

“The Greater Mission team delivered tremendous service in a highly responsive, caring and professional manner.”

Michael Vanderburgh, Director of Development, Archdiocese of Cincinnati


Diocese of Cleveland

“The leadership of my board has been thrilled with the model created by Greater Mission to help us advance Major Gifts in a post-campaign era to advance the mission of the Diocese of Cleveland, our Catholic Charities, our parishes and Catholic schools. We continue to make adjustments to hone the model and are excited about how this can help us to plan and track our success as a Foundation.”

Patrick Grace, Executive Director, Diocese of Cleveland Catholic Community Foundation