The Rome Group has worked with Tower Grove Park in a number of ways over the years, including providing interim fund development during staff transitions.

This work has enabled Tower Grove Park to continue to enhance their fundraising efforts even while searching for development staff. As part of this work, we have updated and coordinated development activities, advanced donor stewardship, and assisted with major campaigns.

Through our work with Tower Grove Park, we facilitated the formation of the planned gift Tower Grove Park Legacy Society and also implemented special campaigns such as the John Karel Endowment Fund and the Drought Recovery campaign, which raised $400,000.

The Rome Group’s relationship with Tower Grove Park over many years exemplifies one of our key values about fund development: successful fundraising depends on an organization’s ability to build, maintain, and continue to strengthen relationships. Working closely over time has allowed us to get to know the organization’s staff and donors as well as their history and culture. In turn, this has helped us provide more customized counsel and advice, provide valuable tools specific to their unique circumstances, and generate better results overall.