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Testimonials

Mr. Bill Kirst

"Our Archdiocese is a unique mission diocese responsible for the pastoral and spiritual needs of military personnel and their families stationed around the world.  Because of Bill's practical knowledge and experience dealing with a wide range of Catholic organizations, he was selected to perform an in-depth assessment of our fundraising and communications functions.  His findings and recommendations were excellent - very strategic yet very practical, which made for their timely implementation. Equally important, after delivery of his report, he diligently followed up with us and provided additional high value insights."

Name: 
Mr. Bill Kirst
Title: 
Chief Financial Officer
Region: 
USA
Location: 
Archdiocese for the Military Services

Rev. Rick Wurth

"I had only been a first-time pastor for a few months when I had the pleasure of meeting Bill Bannon regarding the stewardship program (or lack thereof) in my new parish.  Bill actually sat with me on the rectory deck on many occasions giving me some great advice on our parish offertory, capital campaign planning, and our diocesan annual appeal.  We went big and launched all three programs simultaneously at Mary, Queen of Heaven.  That was six years ago.  Today, the parish still enjoys a tremendously high participation rate in our offertory giving.  We have a renovated church and school.  And we have doubled our annual appeal for our diocese.  Not bad, Bannon and Associates!  Thank you!  You are welcome back to Kentucky anytime."

Name: 
Rev. Rick Wurth
Title: 
Pastor
Location: 
Mary, Queen of Heaven Parish, Erlanger

Mr. Doug Tollefson, MPD

"The Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon began using the Bannon Associates’ methodology for parish offertory and the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal in 2003. It was chosen because their approach to Catholic fund-raising employs the sound principles of development including personal ask (In-Pew), direct mail (Archbishop’s and/or Pastors Letter) and telephone follow-up. In addition, Bannon Associates continues to serve our Archdiocesan community without charge on recommendations if parishes have concerns. For the record the Archdiocese of Portland’s Annual Appeal and cumulative parish offertory have continued to increase throughout the Catholic Church’s scandal and in our case Bankruptcy."

Name: 
Mr. Doug Tollefson, MPD
Title: 
Director
Location: 
Office of Resource Development

Mr. Patrick Grace

"Bannon Associates' methodology and approach successfully directed us back to the origin of our Annual Appeal which lies in the involvement/engagement of our pastors and our local parish communities."

Name: 
Mr. Patrick Grace
Title: 
Executive Director, Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Foundation
Location: 
Diocese of Cleveland

Ms. Jeanne Combos

"Bill Bannon offers a wealth of knowledge on the giving of Catholics to their parishes and dicoeses and how to improve their giving to the Church. Bill was able to present good ideas and suggestions to improve our diocesan annual appeal.  He has a very engaging approach in working with pastors and lay people and we were able to take his suggestions and work with Bill to adapt them to greatly strengthen our overall number of gifts and the actual dollars received."

Name: 
Ms. Jeanne Combos
Title: 
Director of Annual Appeal Programs
Location: 
Diocese of Arlington

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