Good Shepherd Catholic Church is a vibrant 565 household parish located in Chilton, Wisconsin. The parish took on an exciting, yet challenging, opportunity to enhance their ministries. Their planned building expansion and renovations will create inviting spaces to gather, meet, and celebrate, as they become more connected and united with one another. Their proposed projects will also help grow their school and enhance the educational experience of their children.

The fundraising campaign, to-date, has resulted in gifts & pledges exceeding $3.6 million. This is a tremendous response, equivalent to over 6 times their annual regular giving.  This generous response can be attributed to their collective desire to grow their parish and become a community destination for Christ centered activities.

The positive response was also the result of the following key ingredients that are a necessary part of a successful fundraising campaign:

  • They spent many months, prior to the campaign, to engage and listen to their members about the proposed building plans, answering their questions, receiving their feedback, and confirming their support for the projects.
  • They recruited an enthusiastic Campaign Team that helped create an inspiring, prayerful campaign environment.
  • They were the beneficiaries of larger leadership gifts. Early pledges totaling $2 million injected confidence that the campaign would be successful.
  • A large team of volunteers conducted many member-to-member “touch points” to inform, encourage, and inspire one another.

Congratulations to Good Shepherd faith community as they now prepare to break ground and begin their much-anticipated campus expansion and renovations!

Fred Stoltz, Sr. Program Director
The James Company
(414) 690-3426