A 2016 parish survey identified traffic flow as a major parishioner concern. This undoubtedly adversely affected Mass and other parish event attendance. The parish also hoped to improve their curb appeal to present a stronger Catholic presence in the community. And an on-campus rectory large enough for more than one priest would be beneficial.
Walsh & Associates was hired to develop their capital campaign. Besides the identified needs, the campaign would also encompass the parish’s obligation to the archdiocese annual campaign. The St. Thomas Aquinas Cares campaign received generous support from the community. They exceeded their goal and raised over three times annual giving. The funds raised would fulfill the $540,000 towards the archdiocese campaign. Additional funds would be put toward their 2016 master plan. These included improving the parking lot and traffic flow. Building a decorative screen wall and 100-foot-tall steeple facing the main road in front of the church. And preparing and building an on-site rectory.
“Your company has been very organized and efficient in its work and has impacted the community in so many positive ways… Should any of the parishes in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston ever approach us in the future regarding help with campaigns, we would not hesitate to recommend your company.”
– Mauro and Malou Marasigan, Campaign Communications Chairs
“Our campaign was well organized and good follow through and support.”
– Josephine & Cedric Soares, Creative Giving Chairs
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Our mission is to be great stewards, to live up to the Parable of Talents and to bring out the best in those we serve. Our consistent and proven-to-be-successful approach to directing church capital campaigns helps assure this. We just work with churches, only do capital campaigns and ground them in prayer, scripture and sound stewardship teachings. Then we combine this with practical, proven-to-be-most-productive operating methods. This not only assures you of getting the best results and best return on your capital campaign investment financially, but also, that your church will grow spiritually and in community and will be more equipped and excited than ever about doing God’s will through the works of your church.