SOURCE: Suddes Partners

February 27, 2007 09:00 ET

Suddes Partners Announces Two Independent Schools as Clients

Fundraising Consulting Firm Assists The Geneva School and St. Andrew's School With Major Fundraising Initiatives

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 27, 2007 -- Suddes Partners, a leading fundraising consulting firm for non-profits, announced today that it has been selected to provide services to The Geneva School in Winter Park, Fla., and to St. Andrew's School in Savannah, Ga. The firm will assist the schools in developing a funding strategy and securing the resources to complete major campus expansions.

Based in Atlanta, Suddes Partners offers nearly two decades of experience helping non-profits achieve their vision. It has developed a reputation for assisting organizations of all sizes that may not have a successful history of fundraising, or the internal resources to execute a major funding initiative.

"Independent schools are an increasing focus for our firm, and we're honored to have been chosen by The Geneva School and St. Andrew's School to help secure the funding to achieve the desired vision for their schools," said John M. Suddes, president of Suddes Partners.

The Geneva School in Winter Park, Fla., is a private, not-for-profit school focusing on Christian classical education for grades pre-K-12. It has contracted Suddes Partners to conduct a feasibility assessment to determine its organizational readiness for a capital fundraising campaign to complete phase one of its master plan -- estimated at $30 million. The campaign will support the school's vision for the construction of a new, larger campus that will ultimately house 1,200 students.

According to Robert Ingram, headmaster of The Geneva School, "The professionals at Suddes Partners have been a pleasure to work with and they have exceeded our expectations in helping us to raise our sights and envision our true possibilities. Their approach to feasibility assessments is unique; instead of looking for reasons why we can't raise the funds needed to accomplish our goals, they look for ways we can."

Located on Wilmington Island near Savannah and in operation for over a half-century, St. Andrew's School is a private, independent, college preparatory day school that provides exceptional educational opportunities for grades pre-K-12. Suddes Partners is working with school leadership to develop an appropriate funding strategy to support a major campus expansion.

"We realized the need for expert assistance in preparing for our first large-scale fundraising initiative," said Robert Jenkins, president of the board for St. Andrew's School. "Suddes Partners offers a unique, professional and fresh approach in terms of garnering the level of community support we need to meet our goals."

Suddes Partners creates a custom approach for each client, providing both strategic guidance and hands-on implementation, as needed. The firm delivers a comprehensive plan that can help non-profits to fill resource gaps and overcome barriers to reach their funding potential.

Suddes Partners serves organizations throughout the non-profit arena. This includes health and human services organizations, independent schools and educational institutions, ministries, youth service organizations, and arts and culture.

About Suddes Partners

Suddes Partners is the leading fundraising consulting firm for "emerging" non-profits -- organizations that have yet to reach their full funding potential. By working side by side with clients from the planning stage through capital campaigns and beyond, Suddes is able to help clients maximize their level of funding. Suddes continues to provide passionate, professional consulting for non-profits with such comprehensive service offerings as strategic visioning and planning, campaign feasibility assessments, capital and endowment campaign execution and integrated fundraising. For more information, visit

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