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Lexington, Kentucky 40513
With community colleges in the news more than ever, evidence shows that two-year colleges are in a unique position to secure support from a growing and more highly engaged alumni core. Armistead’s alumni engagement service is tailored to the unique environment of the two-year college. Our review process will determine how effectively an alumni program is structured; assist in the development or redevelopment of the alumni capacity; and provide ongoing strategies to secure significant dollars from this often-undeveloped constituency.
Armistead’s annual gifts and special events service works with colleges to evaluate events for effectiveness, return on investment (ROI) and benefits. The outcome is a well-planned and executed annual and special events program that is cost effective, maximizes the college’s existing staff and resources, resulting in an increased level of awareness and understanding of the value and impact of the college in the community.
Securing alternative methods of funding from private foundations and public agencies is essential for a college. By effectively implementing Armistead’s grants development and management program, our clients obtain significant funding to support strategic initiatives. This program results in increased revenues while integrating a structure and process that leverages collaboration. To monitor the grantors investment, Armistead also conducts a grant evaluation to ensure regulatory compliance with funding sources.
We are leaders in developing and implementing major gift programs. The Armistead team has extensive experience conducting major gift campaigns and collaborating with our clients to raise millions of dollars. Our process is data driven, combined with the personal touch, to inspire prospects and donors to support the dreams of those in their communities. Using our proven methodologies, Armistead guides the process of identifying prospects to enhance gifting and investment opportunities, develop cases for support reflecting critical elements, and discover pathways to long-term relationships and institutional sustainability.
A planned gift program is vital for colleges interested in resolving long-term needs, building endowments, and program sustainability. A successful planned giving program is service-oriented, providing the opportunity for an individual to arrange their estate to meet their personal financial needs, while assisting the college in fulfilling its vision and goals. Gifts of real estate, securities and other assets represent a sincere commitment to an organization and are an important component of sustainable giving programs.
A targeted gifts campaign should be designed to have immediate impact. Armistead uses a customized approach to enhance awareness, cultivate prospective donors, engage volunteers, develop a compelling case, conduct solicitations, and impact the donor market and the college. This high-profile endeavor gives local residents clear and compelling knowledge of the impact and value of their community college with regard to workforce enhancement, economic development, and quality of life while at the same time, the college realizes significant levels of financial support.