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Results during a pandemic


  • Jack Kearns and his associates worked with us well beyond the agreed upon time window. This was exactly what we needed as we conducted a campaign during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Of the five firms that our parish interviewed, our parish leadership panel of 20 parishioners scored John Kearns & Associates highest.

    Father Chris Zerucha
    Pastor – St. Bernard Church, Akron, OH

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  • I am writing to thank John Kearns & Associates for their outstanding leadership while conducting our Parish Campaign under very trying circumstances. Despite stay-at-home orders and an economic shutdown due to COVID-19, John Kearns & Associates was able to successfully direct our campaign around many of these obstacles.

    Father Timothy Taugher
    Pastor – St. Francis of Assisi, Binghamton, NY

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  • When the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was faced with the daunting challenge of keeping our commitment to the poor and underserved during the pandemic we confidently turned to John Kearns & Associates. In these uncertain times we realized that high-quality advice is more important than ever and that’s exactly what they provided.

    Larry Brooks
    President - Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Buffalo, NY

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  • Jack Kearns and his associates worked with us well beyond the agreed upon time window. This was exactly what we needed as we conducted a campaign during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Of the five firms that our parish interviewed, our parish leadership panel of 20 parishioners scored John Kearns & Associates highest.

    Father Chris Zerucha
    Pastor – St. Bernard Church, Akron, OH

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  • I am writing to thank John Kearns & Associates for their outstanding leadership while conducting our Parish Campaign under very trying circumstances. Despite stay-at-home orders and an economic shutdown due to COVID-19, John Kearns & Associates was able to successfully direct our campaign around many of these obstacles.

    Father Timothy Taugher
    Pastor – St. Francis of Assisi, Binghamton, NY

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  • When the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was faced with the daunting challenge of keeping our commitment to the poor and underserved during the pandemic we confidently turned to John Kearns & Associates. In these uncertain times we realized that high-quality advice is more important than ever and that’s exactly what they provided.

    Larry Brooks
    President - Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Buffalo, NY

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About John Kearns & Associates

Our Executive Staff has over 35 years of direct fundraising experience. As a full-service consulting firm, John Kearns & Associates delivers exceptional value and one of the industry’s highest returns on investment. We have successfully implemented record-setting capital fundraising campaigns for Roman Catholic Churches, High Schools and Colleges, Hospitals and Community Groups. Our strategy has stood the test of time and has proven successful in campaigns throughout the United States.

The John Kearns & Associates professional team includes executive consultants and resident campaign directors, as well as planned giving experts and campaign support personnel. Over the past 35 years, our consultants have held leadership positions with:

  • International Catholic Stewardship Council
  • Retirement Fund for Religious Planning Committee
  • Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

 

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Kearns & Associates: Client Success Stories

 

Church of St. Jerome

The firm of John Kearns & Associates, Inc. is pleased to reports on the success of the St. Jerome Church Renovation Campaign.

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Immaculate Conception 

The firm of John Kearns & Associates is pleased to report on the success of the Immaculate Conception Celebrating Our Faith, Family and Future Capital Campaign.

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Client Testimonials

  • Kearns & Associates separated themselves from the other firms by providing a team of experts who have a long history of success in working with Catholic parishes. They kept us on track throughout the process and their professionalism and work ethic played a key role in our success.

    There are many tensions in the art of shepherding in the life of the church today. Not least among them is the burden of meeting the fiscal demands of a parish when issues facing the faithful are so demanding and challenging. John Kearns & Associates has lifted one of those burdens from our shoulders. They mentored a magnificently successful drive at the Cathedral Community and made it so easy for us.

    Very Rev. Kevin McKenna
    Rector – Sacred Heart Cathedral, Rochester, NY

  • Thank you for your guiding Holy Family’s Our Faith, Our Family, Our Future capital campaign. We have raised almost $3million for projects in both our church and school and these results have exceeded all expectations. John Kearns & Associates’ ability to work well with Catholic parishes was apparent from the start and the approach they provided set us up for a great success.

    Although we considered several national companies, John Kearns & Associates was our unanimous choice. They distinguished themselves from other fundraising firms and provide one of the highest levels of fundraising consulting available to Catholic parishes.

    Father Paul J. Rosing
    Pastor – Holy Family Parish, Stow, OH

  • I would like to thank John Kearns & Associates for your support and direction during our very successful capital campaign here at Holy Family Parish. Our goal was to raise $2.5 million to help with a variety of projects including building a new rectory. I am very pleased to report that we have exceeded that goal by raising over $2.6 million.

    John Kearns & Associates delivered the support needed to make this campaign easy on our staff. Their organizational plan and abilities were key, and they always had everything in place exactly when needed. They took the guesswork out of fundraising and made the process flow so smoothly for all involved.

    Father John D. Manno
    Pastor – Holy Family Church, Syracuse, NY

  • Working with John Kearns & Associates we surpassed our $800,000 goal. What makes this especially pleasing is that we went over goal without putting unwanted pressure on our parishioners. Thank you for keeping it low key but successful. Kearns & Associates brought a wealth of talent, skill and sensitivity to our campaign. They quickly earned our trust and were the perfect strategic partner

    Father Henry Pedzich
    Pastor- The Church of St. Michael & St. Peter, Syracuse, NY

  • I initially thought that our goal of $3 million for renovations to our Church, school and 40 acre campus seemed very lofty. We now have gifts totaling $4.5 million. These results far exceeded everyone’s expectations.

    Although we considered various professional firms to assist in our efforts, John Kearns & Associates stood out as the most qualified due to strong references and a long track record of success with other Catholic Parishes. Clearly, we made the right decision.

    Rev. Thomas J. Ryan
    Pastor Immaculate Conception Parish, Fayetteville, NY

  • Kearns & Associates separated themselves from the other firms by providing a team of experts who have a long history of success in working with Catholic parishes. They kept us on track throughout the process and their professionalism and work ethic played a key role in our success.

    There are many tensions in the art of shepherding in the life of the church today. Not least among them is the burden of meeting the fiscal demands of a parish when issues facing the faithful are so demanding and challenging. John Kearns & Associates has lifted one of those burdens from our shoulders. They mentored a magnificently successful drive at the Cathedral Community and made it so easy for us.

    Very Rev. Kevin McKenna
    Rector – Sacred Heart Cathedral, Rochester, NY

  • Thank you for your guiding Holy Family’s Our Faith, Our Family, Our Future capital campaign. We have raised almost $3million for projects in both our church and school and these results have exceeded all expectations. John Kearns & Associates’ ability to work well with Catholic parishes was apparent from the start and the approach they provided set us up for a great success.

    Although we considered several national companies, John Kearns & Associates was our unanimous choice. They distinguished themselves from other fundraising firms and provide one of the highest levels of fundraising consulting available to Catholic parishes.

    Father Paul J. Rosing
    Pastor – Holy Family Parish, Stow, OH

  • I would like to thank John Kearns & Associates for your support and direction during our very successful capital campaign here at Holy Family Parish. Our goal was to raise $2.5 million to help with a variety of projects including building a new rectory. I am very pleased to report that we have exceeded that goal by raising over $2.6 million.

    John Kearns & Associates delivered the support needed to make this campaign easy on our staff. Their organizational plan and abilities were key, and they always had everything in place exactly when needed. They took the guesswork out of fundraising and made the process flow so smoothly for all involved.

    Father John D. Manno
    Pastor – Holy Family Church, Syracuse, NY

  • Working with John Kearns & Associates we surpassed our $800,000 goal. What makes this especially pleasing is that we went over goal without putting unwanted pressure on our parishioners. Thank you for keeping it low key but successful. Kearns & Associates brought a wealth of talent, skill and sensitivity to our campaign. They quickly earned our trust and were the perfect strategic partner

    Father Henry Pedzich
    Pastor- The Church of St. Michael & St. Peter, Syracuse, NY

  • I initially thought that our goal of $3 million for renovations to our Church, school and 40 acre campus seemed very lofty. We now have gifts totaling $4.5 million. These results far exceeded everyone’s expectations.

    Although we considered various professional firms to assist in our efforts, John Kearns & Associates stood out as the most qualified due to strong references and a long track record of success with other Catholic Parishes. Clearly, we made the right decision.

    Rev. Thomas J. Ryan
    Pastor Immaculate Conception Parish, Fayetteville, NY

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