Case Study: Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland

The Challenge The Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland, Ohio have been serving the people of northeast Ohio since 1850. When their existing 250,000-sq. ft. motherhouse was opened in 1955, it housed up to 200 sisters. Having served the sisters for over 50 years, it became evident that this motherhouse could no longer serve the life and mission of the sisters. It was too large, and too expensive. Designing and constructing a new Ursuline Residence required weaving together many threads such as finance, health care, building design, [...]


Case Study: Boys & Girls Club of the Cedar Valley Capital Campaign

The Challenge The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley serves families with some of the lowest income levels in the state of Iowa with 75 percent living under the poverty level. This requires specialized programs for children and teens that address a broad range of concerns from basic health, nutrition and safety to academic tutoring and behavioral mentoring. It also requires adequate facilities and a plan for financial stability. The Boys & Girls Clubs’ aging facilities and physical infrastructure limited the number of [...]


Case Study: Beckman Catholic High School Capital Campaign

The Challenge Beckman Catholic High School was struggling with declining enrollment, competition from public schools, aging facilities, and a need to expand its geographic reach. They realized they needed a capital campaign to bolster their endowment, strengthen the school’s brand, and address its declining physical infrastructure. However, many people there were haunted by the memory of a capital campaign attempt a decade earlier, which had been a difficult struggle. But when they began talks with ACB, we were able to work with Beckman to identify [...]