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Achieve unprecedented levels of philanthropy for your independent school.



Empower your independent school to achieve unprecedented levels of support with Graham-Pelton’s data-driven approach and human-centered philosophy.


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Trusted by leading independent schools


Make every year your school’s 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 best year yet.


Support from Graham-Pelton’s private school fundraising consultants can optimize and grow your annual fund.

School fundraising services from Graham-Pelton include capital campaign counsel and strategy development.


Set new standards for academic and institutional 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.

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Transform information into knowledge.


We dive deep into your database to develop your private school’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.


Graham-Pelton’s independent school fundraising consulting can help you identify new pools of prospective donors.

Comprehensive Services for Independent Schools

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

Assessments and Development Plans
Prioritize your advancement efforts and evaluate your development structure, staff, systems, and strategy.

Board and Volunteer Engagement
Support your greatest advocates in building your independent 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 school 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 school’s prospects through wealth screening, analytics, and system-wide data integration efforts.

Interim Staffing
Staff your independent 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

St. Benedict’s Preparatory School

An extraordinary Newark, New Jersey school embarks on a comprehensive campaign fueled by the power of community to ensure that local youth have equal opportunity to a quality education.


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“Working with Graham-Pelton has been a transformational experience. It has allowed us to dramatically increase our fundraising. I would recommend Graham-Pelton to any school.”

Cathy Callender

Director of Development

Marymount School of New York

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