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Elite YMCA begins Readiness Assessment for $7 million Capital Campaign

Press Release November 5, 2019
Belmont, NC – Ward, Dreshman & Reinhardt, Inc. (WD&R) is pleased to announce it has been selected to direct a Readiness Assessment / Feasibility Study for The Robert Lee Stowe Jr. Family YMCA. The 6-week effort is designed to test the proposed case and to explore the opportunity of conducting a $7 million Capital Campaign. […]

Christ Episcopal Church and School Kicks Off Campaign with Double the Funds of Previous Campaign Already Raised!

Press Release September 13, 2017
Rockville, MD – Christ Episcopal Church and School in Rockville, Maryland kicked off its Capital Campaign – “Firm Foundation Bright Future!”-  in record style.  As of August 20th, 57 families had already committed over $1.9 million dollars.  That total not only represents the best Capital Campaign Kick-Off in their history, it’s already TWICE the total […]

School Campaign Raises Over $5.3 Million With Another $1 Million Dollar Gift!

Press Release August 17, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio – Another $1 million commitment has been received by Bethany Episcopal School in Cincinnati, Ohio for their first-ever Capital Campaign.  That makes three 7-figure gifts since the campaign started for the only Episcopal elementary school in Ohio. The latest gift was a grant from the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio.  Previous million dollar […]

Leaders of Christ Episcopal School and Church Unanimously Vote to Move Forward with Capital Campaign!

Press Release June 2, 2017
Rockville, MD – After a successful 6-week Readiness Assessment period that interviewed over 225 church members, parents, and alumni of Christ Episcopal School and Church, leadership has unanimously agreed to continue moving forward with a Capital Campaign. The real estate holdings of this historic church and school in downtown Rockville, Maryland have become misaligned over […]

Presiding Bishop Visits Bethany School Campaign Site

Press Release October 5, 2016
Glendale, OH – The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, visited Bethany School on Friday, September 23rd to help with a major capital campaign effort planned for the school. Bethany School is the only Episcopal school in Ohio. It has been operated and supported by the Community of the […]

The Oldest Fundraising Firm in the United States Offers Complimentary Editions of New Book to Assist Schools in Development

Press Release August 19, 2016
Falls Church, Virginia – James D. Klote, President & CEO of Ward, Dreshman & Reinhardt, Inc., (WD&R) announced today the release of the recently published book Development: Back to Basics Fundraising Principles for School Campaigns. Mr. Klote explains that virtually all schools require more assistance with fundraising today more than ever. “Schools of all types, […]

Historic Groundbreaking

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New Haven, IN – Central Lutheran School in New Haven broke ground on August 12th for a major building project that will be financed as the result of a recently completed capital campaign by Ward, Dreshman & Reinhardt. Two major additions to the school campus will be constructed in 2016/2017. One will be a full […]

Indiana School Kicks off Capital Campaign with Nearly $4.5 Million!! Extraordinary Project. Extraordinary Commitment.

Press Release January 28, 2016
New Haven, IN – Central Lutheran School kicked off its “Thankful for Our Heritage – Committed to Our Future” Capital Campaign in record style. As of January 9th, just over 100 families had already committed over $4.42 million dollars. That total not only represents the best kickoff ever in Central’s history, it also represents about […]

Central Lutheran School Moves into a Capital Campaign

Press Release December 7, 2015
New Haven, IN – “We’re moving forward to raise money for a practical and ambitious plan.” That was the conclusion reached by the principal of Central Lutheran School of New Haven, Indiana recently after a successful 6-week Readiness Assessment. Principal Kevin Creutz was pleased with the participation of over 300 people in a series of […]

2015 Best of Chicago awarded to Ward, Dreshman & Reinhardt

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Chicago, IL – Ward, Dreshman & Reinhardt, Inc. has been selected again for the Best of Chicago Award in the Fund Raising Consulting category by the Chicago Award Program. “We couldn’t be more proud to be selected for a second time in receiving this prestigious award. We work diligently at maintaining our successful track record […]

Ward, Dreshman & Reinhardt, Inc. Receives 2013 Best of Chicago Award

Press Release October 1, 2015
Chicago Award Program Honors the Achievement Chicago, IL — Ward, Dreshman & Reinhardt, Inc. has been selected for the 2013 Best of Chicago Award in the Fund Raising Consulting category by the Chicago Award Program. Ward, Dreshman & Reinhardt, Inc. specializes in providing full-time, on-site capital campaign consulting for non-profit organizations. As the country’s oldest […]

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship Approves Moving Forward with a Capital Campaign

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Morristown, NJ – November 25, 2013 — On Sunday November 24, 2013 members of Morristown Unitarian Fellowship gathered at a Special Congregational Meeting to vote on a Resolution whether to move forward with a membership based Capital Campaign. Over 170 of its 350 adult members participated in this meeting. The congregation voted overwhelmingly in favor […]

New York Magazine Recognizes Ward, Dreshman and Reinhardt, Inc. for Exceptional Service to Nonprofits

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Falls Church, VA – Jim Klote, President and CEO of Ward, Dreshman & Reinhardt, Inc. and Erin West, Vice President of Operations, were recently interviewed by Amy Armstrong for an article in The Suit magazine. The magazine, based in New York, NY, evaluates business owners and professionals and strives to provide an insight into the […]

The Country’s Oldest Fundraising Firm Re-launches Itself At The NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) Annual Conference

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Falls Church, VA March 23, 2011 — New ideas in Campaign Fundraising come along rarely. Even more rare is one of the country’s most distinguished fundraising firms re-conceiving its approach in order to respond to new economic and digital realities. When new ideas and innovative approaches to non-profit fundraising are mandated by changing times, it […]

James D. Klote & Associates, Inc., the parent company of Ward, Dreshman & Reinhardt and the nation’s largest full-time and on-site church capital campaign consulting firm

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James D. Klote & Associates, Inc., the parent company of Ward, Dreshman & Reinhardt and the nation’s largest full-time and on-site church capital campaign consulting firm, was recently ranked #1 out of 25 national fundraising consulting firms in an independent study conducted by Volkart May & Associates, Inc., a Minnesota-based market research firm.* The 2010 […]

Exciting Kick-Off Dinner/Event Energizes Washington Ethical Society Ready to Burn the Mortgage…Ignite the Future!

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Washington, DC – Over one hundred and seventy members and friends of Washington Ethical Society, a Vibrant Humanistic Congregation of Washington, DC gathered at WES on Saturday to Kick-Off their largest-ever major Capital Stewardship Campaign. The almost seventy-year old Society and congregation has grown dramatically in the past decade, far beyond what their predecessors had […]

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