Church Capital Campaigns
Central Region

These Catholic and Protestant church capital campaigns in the Central Region of the US were led by Walsh & Associates. Our mission is to be great stewards, to live up to the Parable of the Talents and bring out the best in those we serve. We just work with churches and only do capital campaigns. Campaigns grounded in prayer, scripture, and sound stewardship teachings. We combine this with our practical, proven-to-be-most-productive operating methods. This assures you of getting the best results and best return on your capital campaign investment financially. Your church also will grow spiritually and in community. And, it will be more equipped and excited than ever about doing God’s will through the works of your church.

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Exterior view of St Theresa Catholic Church in Eagle, Wisconsin

St. Theresa
Catholic Church

Eagle, Wisconsin
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Sign for Epiphany Lutheran Church, Elmhurst, IL

Epiphany
Lutheran Church

Elmhurst, Illinois
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Exterior f Trinity Lutheran Church Detroit Lakes, MN

Trinity
Lutheran Church

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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Church of the Resurrection Catholic Church

Church of the Resurrection

Grand Island, Nebraska
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Exteropr pf First United Methodist Church, Brookings, SD.

First United
Methodist Church

Brookings, South Dakota
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St Bernard's Catholic Church, Thief River Falls, MN

St. Bernard's
Catholic Church

Thief River Falls, Minnesota
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Zion Lutheran Church Columbus, WI exterior.

Zion
Lutheran Church

Columbus, Wisconsin
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St Francis of Rome Catholic Church,Cicero, IL sanctuary.

St. Frances
of Rome
Catholic Church

Cicero, Illinois
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Drawing of the exterior of the proposed new church for Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Pequot Lakes, MN.

Our Lady
of the Lakes
Catholic Church

Pequot Lakes, Minnesota
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Holy Childhood of Jesus Catholic Church and school in Mascoutah, IL,

Holy Childhood
of Jesus
Catholic Church

Mascoutah, Illinois
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Exterior and sign of First Lutheran Church Lincoln, NE.

First
Lutheran Church

Lincoln, Nebraska
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View of the outside of St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church, Beaver Dam, WI.

St. Katherine Drexel
Catholic Church

Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Cross of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Coon, Rapids, MN exterior.

Cross of Christ
Lutheran Church

Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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Interior of St. John's Lutheran Church, Le Mars, IA

St. John's
Lutheran Church

Le Mars, Iowa
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American Lutheran Church, Worthington, MN exterior.

American
Lutheran Church

Worthington, Minnesota
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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Manchester, MO exterior.

Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church

Manchester, Missouri
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Exteriors of the two churches of Blessed Trinity Catholic Parish in Dane and Lodi, WI .

Blessed Trinity
Catholic Parish

Dane & Lodi, Wisconsin
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Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Dickinson, ND exterior

Queen of Peace
Catholic Church

Dickinson, North Dakota
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Hennepin Avenue United Methodist, Minneapolis, MN sign.

Hennepin United Methodist Church

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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United Church of Christ Yankton, SD, exterior view.

United
Church of Christ

Yankton, South Dakota
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First German Evangelical Lutheran, Manitowoc, WI exterior.

First German
Lutheran Church

Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Collinsville, IL exterior

Ss Peter & Paul
Catholic Church

Collinsville, Illinois
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St. Mary's Catholic Church, Edwardsville, IL stained glass window.

St. Mary
Catholic Church

Edwardsville, Illinois
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Our Saviour Catholic Church, Jacksonville, IL exterior

Our Saviour
Catholic Church

Jacksonville, Illinois
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Campus Lutheran Church, Columbia, MO marquee.

Campus
Lutheran Church

Columbia, Missouri
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First Presbyterian Church Iowa City, IA interior.

First
Presbyterian
Church

Iowa City, Iowa
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Exterior of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Portage, WI

St. Mary
Catholic Church

Portage, Wisconsin
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Trinity Lutheran Church Belle Plaine, MN exterior view.

Trinity
Lutheran Church

Belle Plaine, Minnesota
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Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna, WI sign

Holy Cross
Catholic Church

Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan, IL exterior

St. Ambrose
Catholic Church

Milan, Illinois
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St. Dionysius Catholic Church, Tyler, MN front entrance.

St. Dionysius
Catholic Church

Tyler, Minnesota
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Resurrection Catholic Church, Grand Island, NE old church.

Resurrection
Catholic Church

Grand Island, Nebraska
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First Presbyterian Church Normal, IL exterior.

First
Presbyterian
Church

Normal, Illinois
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St. John's Lutheran Church Wilmette, IL exterior.

St. John's
Lutheran Church

Wilmette, Illinois
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Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Larned, KS exterior

Sacred Heart
of Jesus
Catholic Church

Larned, Kansas
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Bloomington Living Hope Lutheran Church Shakopee, MN exterior.

Bloomington
Living Hope
Lutheran Church

Shakopee, Minnesota
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Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, Rhinelander, WI two parishes.

Nativity of
Our Lord
Catholic Church

Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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Faith Westwood United Methodist Church Omaha, NE exterior.

Faith Westwood
United Methodist Church

Omaha, Nebraska
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Memorial Presbyterian Church Appleton, WI exterior.

Memorial Presbyterian Church

Appleton, Wisconsin
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Immaculate Heart of Mary, New Melle, MO exterior.

Immaculate
Heart of Mary
Catholic Church

New Melle, Missouri
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Marion First United Methodist Church Marion, IA exterior.

Marion
First United
Methodist Church

Marion, Iowa
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Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Dakota Dunes, SD exterior

Blessed Teresa
of Calcutta
Catholic Church

Dakota Dunes, South Dakota
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First Lutheran Church Detroit Lakes, MN exterior.

First
Lutheran Church

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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St. Luke the Evangelist Ankeny, Iowa, new church interior.

St. Luke
the Evangelist
Catholic Church

Ankeny, Iowa
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St. Agnes
Catholic Church

St. Paul, Minnesota
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Successful Sacred Heart Owatonna, Minnesota exterior

Sacred Heart
Catholic Church

Owatonna, Minnesota
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St. Michael Catholic Church, Farmington, MN exterior.

St. Michael
Catholic Church

Farmington, Minnesota
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New Life Lutheran, Bolingbrook, IL exterior

New Life
Lutheran Church

Bolingbrook, Illinois
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Altar view of St. John's Lutheran Church, Bennington, NE.

St. John's
Lutheran Church

Bennington, Nebraska
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Client Testimonials

“We chose to hire Walsh & Associates to run our capital campaign based on their success rate and the quality of their program. Less than a year later, we couldn’t be happier! Their feasibility study was spot on and helped us plan our campaign as well as our budget for our remodeling project. The quality of the marketing materials (video, brochure, and mailings) was second to none. The staff and marketing department were willing to work with us to incorporate some of our own video and photos into the materials, which was above and beyond. The campaign schedule seemed intense at first glance, but it was hugely successful. It was very well thought out in terms of content and timing. We overshot our goal and the spirit of cooperation at the parish is at an all-time high. Our campaign was very successful, and I would highly recommend Walsh & Associates!

Martha Cucco, Advanced Gift Chair, St. Francis de Sales Parish, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Lighting the Way to the Future campaign

“Five months ago, many people challenged me on the decision to bring in an outside consultant. They were convinced we should do it ourselves and not spend money to raise money. We chose another firm to conduct the feasibility study because of their lower costs. The results indicated we could raise $400,000-$600,000 for our building project, but we had a need to raise more capital. The other firm was more of an “advisor” rather than a “manager” and had a less “hands on” approach. We chose to enlist the help of Walsh & Assoc. for our capital campaign because of their fundraising philosophy and proven track record. As of this date we have pledges and gifts of $1.2 million.”

Rev. Warren Stecklein, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Larned, Kansas

“Our campaign director worked closely with our pastor to identify a campaign cabinet that would work closely with her on the campaign. The roles of each cabinet member were clearly defined, and then she worked closely with us to identify goals, develop action plans, and complete the work of the campaign. Her communication was clear and direct throughout. Our director was able to provide support, but also recognized the unique nature of our congregation, allowing us to make the campaign work for us. Throughout the process Walsh & Associates provided us with the organizational direction and support to complete a successful campaign. This is not something we could have accomplished on our own. It is without reservation that I recommend Walsh & Associates.”

Sandy Niemiera, Hospitality Chair, New Life Lutheran Church, ELCA, Bolingbrook, Illinois

Imagine Our Jubilee campaign

“Our consultant from Walsh was our trainer, overseer, and cheerleader. Key messaging in the campaign was kept consistent and spirit-filled, creating a positive, can-do environment every step of the way. This was our largest capital campaign in our 100-year history, and we found many willing hearts with your help! I would definitely recommend Walsh & Associates to any congregation seeking spirit-filled professional leadership for a campaign. Your outside counsel is well worth the investment.” 

Ginger Sisco, Advanced Gifts Co-Chair, Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, MN
Steps of Faith campaign

Walsh & Associates conducted a feasibility study to gauge the successfulness of a campaign, minimum and challenge goal for pledges, and instituted a step-by-step process which led to a very successful endeavor.  This was our 3rd fundraising campaign for this parish and by far the most successful.  Their enthusiasm and concern for our parish was contagious.  They were much more in-depth than others we had used in the past. I would rate it excellent.”

Jim & Debra Beacom, Campaign Co- Chairs, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Dakota Dunes, South Dakota
Freedom for Our Future campaign

“Our consultant from Walsh was extremely helpful in conducting the feasibility study and getting our campaign organized and running full speed. She was always willing to listen to any issues or ideas on how the campaign might need to be tweaked for our church’s needs. She showed respect towards everyone on the committee and had flexibility when needed. I would highly recommend the Walsh & Associates team to any church looking to do a large fundraising campaign!”

Michelle Maier, Advanced Gifts Chair, Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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