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Achieve unprecedented levels of philanthropy for your college or university.



Empower your organization to achieve unprecedented levels of support with Graham-Pelton’s higher education fundraising services, data-driven approach, and human-centered philosophy.


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Trusted by leaders in higher education

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Make every year your best year.


Annual donors are your most loyal supporters. We equip you with the skillset to engage, cultivate, and steward these donors so you can make every year your college or university’s best year yet.


Explore annual fund optimization and higher education fundraising consulting from Graham-Pelton.

Learn about capital campaign counsel and university fundraising consulting from Graham-Pelton.


Set new standards for academic, institutional, and fundraising success.


Achieving your vision takes resources. A successful capital campaign serves as a catalyst, ensuring you have everything you need to take your campus into the future.



Transform data into knowledge.


We dive deep into your database to develop your university’s ideal prospect pool, helping you determine potential major donors, gift capacities, and target ask amounts. The result is a campaign goal that is not just ambitious, but also achievable.


Prospect research support from Graham-Pelton can be a key part of your higher education fundraising strategy.

Comprehensive Fundraising Services for Higher Education

Alumni Insights Survey
Build a solid roadmap using hard data from your own alumni.

Assessments and Growth Plans
Prioritize your advancement efforts and evaluate your college or university’s development structure, staff, systems, and strategies.

Board and Volunteer Engagement
Support higher education’s greatest advocates to build your school’s culture of philanthropy.

Campaign Counsel
Equip your development team to launch and run your most ambitious campaign seamlessly for your institution.

Campaign Planning Studies
Instill confidence that an ambitious fundraising campaign is within reach and understand precisely how your college or university can get there.

Case for Support Development
Move alumni, board members, and other prospective donors to act by aligning your case for support with the human decision-making process.

Data Analytics and Integration
Prioritize your college or university’s prospects through wealth screening, analytics, and system-wide data integration efforts.

Interim Development Staffing
Staff your school’s development and advancement operations with confidence and without compromise during a time of transition or to ensure the success of a major initiative.

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Success Story

Gonzaga University

A Catholic university with a 134-year track record of educational and fundraising success seeks counsel for an unprecedented nine-figure campaign.


Read Their Story

“Graham-Pelton brought extraordinary expertise in providing campaign planning, counsel, and execution to Sacred Heart University as we have embarked on our first comprehensive, multi-year campaign. Their guidance has propelled our advancement program forward in ways that we never thought possible and is leading to record fundraising totals.”

William Reidy

Vice President of Advancement

Sacred Heart University

We are pleased to support our esteemed industry partners


“Our global membership benefits from Graham-Pelton’s insights and thought leadership as a key educational partner and member of our Industry Advisory Council.”

Sue Cunningham

President & CEO

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education


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