We believe in the power of education to change lives — and the power of communications to motivate donor engagement. Our campaign and development work has helped universities, colleges, and independent schools raise billions of dollars in philanthropic support.

Barnard College

As a premier women's college with fully need-blind admissions, Barnard depends on the support of its most loyal and generous donors. The College recognizes leadership annual giving with membership in The Blue & Bold Society. We developed the society's brand identity, including name, logotype, invitational brochure, appeals, and new-member materials.


boston university

The Campaign for Boston University will support students, faculty research, facilities, and special programs. We designed the campaign brand identity and a wide range of supporting campaign communications, in collaboration with the BU’s Office of Development & Alumni Relations.

The 36-page case statement begins with a section that examines the importance of the choices that individuals (and universities) make, and showcases some of BU’s great achievers. This thematic opening is followed by the reasoning for the campaign, financial objectives, a description of the campaign leadership, and giving opportunities.

The Campaign for Boston University has increased its goal from $1 billion to $1.5 billion.

The case statement won a CASE Grand Gold Award in the 2013 Circle of Excellence.

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The case statement for Harvard Law School’s Campaign for the Third Century is organized around the themes and priorities of leadership, innovation, access, justice, and public service. The lively 36-page layout combines stories of institutional impact with student portraits and voices.


LESLEY university

We created this brochure to make the case for donor support of Lesley University’s new home for the College of Art and Design in Porter Square, Cambridge. The narrative describes the importance of the arts in student growth, in the community, and in the economy.

The new Lunder Arts Center at Lesley University opened in early 2015.

This piece was a CASE communications gold award winner.


College of the Holy Cross

Holy Cross is a “need-blind” institution — applicants for admission are judged solely on their merits, regardless of their ability to meet the cost of tuition. Maintaining this policy is one of the most difficult challenges facing Holy Cross, and support for financial aid is a key priority in the “Become More” campaign.

We designed this financial aid brochure around portraits and first-person statements of four Holy Cross scholarship recipients. Each student describes, in personal terms, the life-changing impact of their scholarship, and their experience at Holy Cross.


university of new haven

The University of New Haven has made huge strides in the past ten years — investing heavily in technology, the creative arts, and faculty. As the University approaches its centennial in 2020, it seeks to raise $100 million in a comprehensive campaign: The Charger Challenge.

Our task was to create a brand identity for the campaign, and a compelling case for support.

We designed a campaign logo that coexists comfortably with the overarching institutional identity, and a case statement that highlights recent accomplishments as a context for the great aspirations of the University, and the challenges of the coming decade.

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The case statement for The Campaign for Andover, Building on the Surest Foundation combines an emotional appeal to alumni and friends with a reasoned case for participation. The successful $300 million campaign supported need-blind admission, faculty and programs, and campus renewal.

The case statement is organized in three parts: Surest Foundations, Priorities, and Financial Perspectives.


harvard business school

Flexibility was a key requirement for this gift planning system for Harvard Business School. The custom pocket folder needed to accommodate anywhere from three to a dozen inserts describing gift planning options. A tab and slot closure keeps the presentation together.


college of the holy cross

President's Council is the premier annual giving society at Holy Cross, and its members are responsible for more than half of the total dollars given to the school every year. We designed the society logotype, invitation package, and newsletter.


peddie school

The assignment from the Peddie School was straightforward: help us strengthen alumni engagement. The result was an oversized brochure — called "re:connect" — which describes a pivotal time of opportunity and responsibility, and invites alumni to help define and realize the future of the school.

We organized the piece around five keywords, with brief, engaging text and eye-opening photography. The themes presented in the brochure resonated well with the audience, and were carried over to the alumni pages of the school's web site.



Harvard law school

The Report of Gifts for Harvard Law School recognizes loyal donors and demonstrates the role and importance of annual giving.


weston jesuit school of theology

In preparation for a comprehensive campaign, the Weston Jesuit School of Theology asked us to help build the case for support. Early discussions identified the broad impact of the school’s alumni, and a quiet confidence in their way their mission is pursued.

A simple black and gold cover with a foil-stamped campaign logotype sets the tone for the brochure. Black & white photo portraits accompany stories describing how six alumni are applying lessons learned at Weston Jesuit to their lives and work.

The campaign exceeded its $10 million goal.

The Weston Jesuit School case statement was a gold medal winner winner in the CASE Circle of Excellence Awards.