Philanthropy & Fundraising

The Cagney Company offers an array of philanthropic advisement and fundraising competencies (planning, audits, major gifts, counsel on annual, capital, special and endowment campaigns as well as communications: case statements, fundraising letters, donor communication, website content, speeches, newsletters, and digital messaging strategy). We can help engage current donors more deeply and recapture lapsed donors. We have helped clients raise more than $500,000,000.

“Arizona State University Foundation engaged The Cagney Company to conduct a philanthropic planning study for the Arizona State University Art Museum. Though this philanthropic planning study, the Museum identified a $2,500,000 challenge gift, the first seven-figure gift in the Museum’s 50-year history, as well as other potentially significant gifts. The study proved an accurate and insightful map for a successful $5,000,000 campaign.”

Gordon Knox. Director, Arizona State University (ASU) Art Museum

I highly recommend Penelope Cagney as a talented professional to lead groups and organizations that need funding to achieve significant financial support for their projects.”

Bishop William W. Dew, Jr., The United Methodist Church, Desert Southwest Conference

“Penelope Cagney provided us with focus, purpose and depth and breadth of expertise. Because of her we avoided making many serious mistakes that would have seriously deterred us from our goal. Because of her we made many right choices that have raised millions of dollars for us and exponentially increased our donor base.”

Joseph Ptacek, National Vice President for Resource Development, Mercy Housing, Inc., Denver, CO

Penelope Cagney helped us move from novice to proficient in capital campaign design and implementation. She guided the development of the infrastructure and disciplines necessary to execute our first campaign, and we’re delighted to have retained her again to help us move our growing foundation forward.”

      Margaret (Peggy) Mullan, CEO and President, Beatitudes Campus, Phoenix, AZ

Philanthropy and Fundraising Clients