CCS assisted the Diocese of Honolulu with a feasibility study then helped to raise $50 million on its $30 million goal to expand facilities and improve programs for the community, and support education and training of leaders and clergy.

Based in: Honolulu, HI, Western U.S., United States

Sector: Faith, Catholic

Key Elements

  • CCS assisted the Diocese of Honolulu with a feasibility study which included a pastoral planning initiative.
  • The Diocese then launched a campaign to raise $30 million to strengthen both diocesan programs and local parishes throughout the region.
  • The campaign was a massive success, raising $50 million on its $30 million goal.

THE CHALLENGE

With approximately 20 percent of the growing population of Hawaii identifying as Catholic, the Diocese of Honolulu recognized the need for better training and formation of Church leadership among other top level priorities. With these in mind, the campaign—With Grateful Hearts—was launched as the first-ever endowment and capital campaign for the Catholic Church in Hawaii. The goal was to raise $30 million in critically needed funds to strengthen both diocesan programs and local parishes throughout the region.

THE SOLUTION

In addition to implementing a feasibility study, CCS created a pastoral planning initiative to serve as roadmap to determine priorities that later informed the campaign’s case statement. The roadmap process helped set campaign goals and provided a strategy that included close collaboration by every parish within the diocese. The campaign was a massive success, raising $50 million on its $30 million goal.

The prospect of large financial goals and the hard work needed to achieve them can frighten even the most dedicated people. CCS helped us look both these challenges in the eye and overcome them.

Most Reverend Larry Silva, Bishop, Diocese of Honolulu

THE IMPACT

With the funds needed to secure a bright future, the Archdiocese of Honolulu was able to support and grow several offices and programs within its region, as well as improve facilities throughout the diocese.

CCS’s vision, hands-on guidance, and friendly but firm demeanor were the keys to an incredibly successful capital campaign. We come before the Lord ‘With Grateful Hearts’ for CCS and all they helped us accomplish!”

Most Reverend Larry Silva, Bishop, Diocese of Honolulu

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