A STRONG CLIENT RELATIONSHIP IS OUR PRIMARY GOAL
“We worked with Sharon and her team for our feasibility study and capital campaign. She provided very clear direction and assisted us in staying focused on creating the most successful campaign strategy for our needs. It is evident that Sharon has a deep passion for the Church and its Schools. Her personable nature and experience were important qualities as we launched a truly historical campaign in our community. "
— Wayne Mueller —
Director of Advancement and Foundation Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools
Traverse City, Michigan
“As Chancellor and Chief Administrative Officer of the Archdiocese of Chicago from 2000-2012, I engaged and oversaw two separate campaigns that benefited from Sharon’s leadership and work. She was keenly aware of and energetically supportive of our Archdiocesan mission and long term goals. She successfully managed a large and strong team with sensitivity to leadership fit at the local parish level. Sharon was accountable, regularly informing myself and others of progress and challenges; she had my complete confidence.
Sharon had all the development knowledge but more importantly was skilled in the execution of the overall plan utilizing the best communication and marketing tools. Both campaigns exceeded their goals and left a significant legacy to the mission of the Archdiocese by engaging more leaders and volunteer at the parish level than we had ever before. From implementing development office audits and expanding clients’ work capacities to leading large scale campaigns, she would be my first choice again for any development counsel. "
— Jimmy Lago —
Retired Chancellor and Chief Administrative Officer
Archdiocese of Chicago
“One of Sharon’s impressive attributes is her depth of knowledge in working with the Church. She has the expertise from her years focused in this market but also clearly loves the mission of the Church. Sharon is assisting our St. Joseph College Seminary, established in 2016, with creating an overall fundraising plan to not only raise the needed funds for a building, but to keep us focused on the long term plan for sustainability and building relationships. Her excellent problem solving skills have helped us adapt to a few unexpected challenges. Sharon is a trusted professional partner and I strongly recommend her for any advancement consulting needs. "
— Jim Kelley —
Director of Development
Diocese of Charlotte
“As a member of the steering committee for our archdiocesan campaign, Changing Lives Together, I experienced the transformative effect of the initiative in the archdiocese, my parish, in my own life and saw its effect in the lives of others. Under Howard's leadership, we were able to raise far more capital than we thought we could. But in the final analysis, it was not just the amount of money raised, but the long lasting benefits to our parish that money cannot buy... "
— Michael Morin —
The Yaffe Group