Lakeshore Technical College reached their campaign goal of $3MM in record time
Discover how Lakeshore Technical College reached their goal of $3MM for a new Center for Health Care Excellence in record time, thanks to a Guided Feasibility Study.
Located in Cleveland, WI, Lakeshore Technical College offers over 100 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates, and apprenticeship programs. Serving more than 13,000 students annually, LTC graduates move into four-year programs, or enter the workforce in fields like accounting, nursing, computer science, and many others.
In 2023, Lakeshore Technical College broke ground on a new Center for Health Care Excellence.
The new center will be a 16,000-square-foot addition and remodel to the existing Cleveland campus, benefiting 1,500 health care and emergency services students and professionals who will train annually in the new facility.
To secure $2MM in state funds, the LTC Foundation needed to provide $3MM in private donations to the project.
Kristy Liphart, the Vice President of Advancement, and her small staff had only done one other major campaign (over five years ago) in the foundation’s history, raising just over $1MM. Knowing some additional support would be needed, they reached out to Capital Campaign Pro.
A guided feasibility study from Capital Campaign Pro equipped Kristy and her team with the confidence and knowledge required to hit that lofty goal.
“Our experience doing a Guided Feasibility Study with Capital Campaign Pro has been incredible. Doing interviews ourselves, we learned more about our donors, were able to start those initial conversations, and were able to set our donors at ease about the purpose of our project. We have found this to be incredibly useful in terms of donor engagement, stakeholder engagement, and not only that it’s been a lot of fun!”Kristy Liphart, Vice President of Advancement
Kristy and her team are also benefiting from others who work with Capital Campaign Pro, through weekly peer support calls.
“The group meetings through Capital Campaign Pro allow those of us doing campaigns to share ideas with each other and challenges with each other and that’s been a tremendous help that I’ve never had in a campaign in the past.”Kristy Liphart, Vice President of Advancement
Now, Kristy and her team have raised the funds needed for LTC’s big project.
“The campaign was easier than I expected because of the great start we got doing the Guided Feasibility Study.
The thoughtful planning that goes into how Capital Campaign Pro presents feasibility and campaign readiness has given me the confidence to know that we set an appropriate goal and that we will finish this project on goal or exceed our expectations. It’s been one of the best experiences of my career. It is cost effective, and the quality of what we’re learning from each other is phenomenal.
Absolutely without reservation I would recommend using Capital Campaign Pro in anybody’s next campaign. It’s just been a very positive experience and was worth every penny we’ve spent.”Kristy Liphart, Vice President of Advancement
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