"I believe that without a doubt Pennington & Company is the reason we were able to succeed in our endeavors. From the feasibility study to the brochure creation and donor solicitations, the dedicated and focused work of Katie Kennedy, our campaign consultant, and the Pennington & Company teams allowed the board to succeed when many of its members had no previous capital campaign experience. Beyond the tools of the trade, the most impressive element was the company's ability to know their craft so well that we could pivot our strategy in the middle of the pandemic and still reach our financial goals.
In a year unlike any other, working to raise funds in a tumultuous time, Katie showed that she was the consummate business professional versed in fundraising strategy and technique that could adapt as we lived each month of the pandemic together. Beyond her clearly defined recommendations for outreach and solicitation, she showed herself to be a woman with a high level of considerate sense, which is something that cannot be taught and rather is felt by someone truly confident in their professional skill balanced with the belief in the value of their work. Treating the volunteers, board members, donors, and prospective contributors with a genuine and endearing level of compassion and kindness, Katie presented herself as a true extension of our sisterhood, and that element led to our fundraising success. Our strengthened sisterhood in 2020 amidst all other things is a bright spot. We will forever be thankful that we chose Pennington & Company to lead this campaign because they ensured our success to further the legacy we are creating for the chapter."