Fueling the Future.

Higher education & university fundraising is a complex yet rewarding endeavor. It’s about more than just dollars and cents; it’s about empowering institutions to provide world-class education, groundbreaking research, and life-changing opportunities for students.

Let’s thrive together.
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A World in Flux.

Higher education & universities face a unique set of fundraising challenges. Shifting demographics, economic fluctuations, and changing donor expectations require a strategic and agile approach.

Successful advancement programs demand a deep understanding of your institution’s strengths, your donor base, and the broader philanthropic landscape.

Our Approach to Comprehensive Campaigns.

Most higher education campaigns are comprehensive, involving the following elements:

  • Capital Campaigns: Large-scale initiatives focused on raising funds for capital projects and building endowment.
  • Annual Giving: Ongoing efforts to encourage support from alumni and friends of the institution.
  • Major Gifts: Building a comprehensive program that will ensure consistent gifts from high-net-worth individuals.
  • Planned Giving: Encouraging donors to include your institution in their estate plans.
  • Corporate and Foundation Giving: Building partnerships with corporations and foundations.

“Gail Perry is a legend in fundraising and a trailblazer in women’s leadership, she is an amazing thought leader, colleague, friend and all-around inspiration.”

Martha Schumacher Past Chair, AFP Global board

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The Gail Perry Group Advantage.

Navigating the complexities of higher education fundraising requires expertise and experience. The Gail Perry Group has a proven track record of helping institutions achieve their philanthropic goals. Our team of seasoned professionals understands the unique challenges facing higher education and offers tailored solutions to maximize your fundraising potential.

Our Approach.

  • Advancement Planning and Strategy: We’ll work with you to develop a comprehensive fundraising strategy that aligns with your institution’s mission and goals and incorporates your entire team.
  • Campaign Management: We’ll teach you how to run your campaign, from prospect research and cultivation to donor communications and events.
  • Major Gift Program: We’ll expand your major gift program, train your team and build accountability – all aimed at securing transformational gifts.
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Take Your Fundraising to the Next Level. 

If you’re ready to embark on a transformative fundraising journey, the Gail Perry Group is here to help. Contact us today for a consultation and discover how we can help you achieve your philanthropic dreams.

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“Our board retreat was great! I came away from that meeting with such enthusiasm and hope to get our board more involved and educated on our organization. Thank you so much.”

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