Catholic Development Group Among Thought Leaders

The Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America  

Bishops process out of Mass at the Convocation of Catholic Leaders. Catholic Development Group was one of only three fundraising firms invited to attend the national gathering.

In July 2017, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops convened an unprecedented gathering of bishops and Catholic leaders for a strategic conversation about the future of the Church in the United States.

Six Cardinals, 145 bishops and 3500 priests, religious and laity participated in this historic event.

Catholic Development Group was one of three fundraising firms to attend the invitation-only event.


St. Joseph Abbey & Seminary College

“At a time when people were giving up on the Gulf Coast, you gave us hope.”

“After Katrina we had nothing, no safety net, no phones, no mail, nothing.  In a short period of time you were able to keep us from sinking by connecting us with people outside the region.  Even before other institutions were able to think about making an appeal, we were receiving gifts that ultimately totaled hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Most importantly, at a time when people were giving up on the gulf coast, you gave us hope.”

The Abbey Church at dusk.

Fr. Gregory Boquet, President and Rector, Speaking of post-Katrina recovery

St. Joseph Abbey & Seminary College, St. Benedict, LA

St. Mary’s Dominican High School, New Orleans 

Since 2000, Catholic Development Group has completed three engagements for St. Mary’s Dominican High School, including two multi-million dollar capital campaigns.

Today, students enjoy beautiful athletic facilities and science labs that rival many universities.

The Gayle and Tom Benson Science and Technology Center under construction. 
Archbishop Aymond blesses the school’s new Science and Technology Center.

 “To me, it’s not just about raising money; it’s about bringing people to faith. Greg understood the ‘Church part’ of what we are all about.”

Dr. Cynthia Thomas, President

St. Mary’s Dominican High School, New Orleans, LA


“Greg is the hardest working consultant I’ve ever seen.”

Cande de Leon, Executive Director, Office of Mission Development

Diocese of Phoenix, AZ

“Greg has excellent insights with people, and has a way of making things happen.”

Joseph Sens, Retired Principal

Carroll High School, Dayton OH

“Greg’s skills as a writer, teacher, and mentor have been an invaluable asset to me over the years. Working with and learning from Greg has had a direct impact upon my success in work and obtaining my CFRE certification.”

Janet L. Goforth, CFRE

Former Director of Development & Alumnae Affairs

Cabrini High School, New Orleans LA

“We could not have been more impressed with Greg; his professionalism, organizational and leadership skills far exceeded our expectations. More than anything else, Greg cared about our success, much deeper than what his service fees required.”

Kevin Bartholomew, Chair, Renewal Campaign

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Dallas TX

“Greg is worth more than what we paid him to run our campaign.  He goes above and beyond to achieve the best results.  We can’t thank him enough.”

Marian A. Hoffarth, Business Manager

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Langdon ND

“Mr. Jeffrey was untiring and persistent and had great skill. Unlike other consultants in a previous campaign I was involved in, he was involved in every aspect and did not simply tell you what to do.  He did it.”

Fr. Tim Schroeder

Diocese of Fargo, ND