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Goal: Minimum of $9 million
Results: More than $4.8 million raised in the quiet phase
Services: Planning Study, Campaign Counsel, Annual Fund

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation engaged Graham-Pelton Consulting to conduct a planning study in anticipation of a campaign to raise endowment funds and to support capital improvements to the New Jersey Law Center. Located on the Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the New Jersey Law Center is home to the NJSBF’s administrative headquarters as well as the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), and the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey. After testing a goal of $15 million, Graham-Pelton suggested that the NJSBF launch a comprehensive campaign with a minimum goal of $9 million. Graham-Pelton provided campaign counsel to the NJSBF through the quiet phase of their campaign, with more than $4.8 million raised. The NJSBF re-engaged with Graham-Pelton Consulting for Annual Fund Services as it looked at the organization’s need to supplement existing sources of annual revenue by providing a stable source of operating income and a pipeline to future major gifts and endowment.