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What others say about McKelvey Consulting...

"I have known Rick McKelvey for almost thirty years. As a friend, colleague, and now a client I have been the happy recipient of his advice and expertise in all matters related to institutional advancement.  I know no other fundraising consultant whose counsel I would value more than Rick McKelvey's."


Jake B. Schrum, President Emeritus, Emory & Henry College

   "Our advancement division had been leaderless for several years when I assumed the presidency.  We engaged Rick McKelvey to serve in an interim role to assess the staff, make structural changes, and bring to bear his substantial knowledge of best practices.  Now, we can bring in a new vice president without burdening him or her with substantial housecleaning, and the negative feelings that often accompany it.

   I could not be more pleased with Rick’s performance during this transition and the progress that we have made in a time that would have otherwise been wasted."


W. Joseph King

President, Lyon College

"I had the pleasure of working with Rick McKelvey on the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Endowment Campaign.  Every fundraiser knows that a pure endowment campaign focused on current, not planned, gifts is the ultimate challenge.  Rick never wavered in the task and never doubted we would be successful.  And, so we were.  Rick's intelligence, combined with a calm, goal-oriented approach, carried the day.  Partnering with Rick is a joy, and amazing results happen."
Ann Q. Curry, Chairman and Chief Client Strategist, Coxe Curry and Associates
"It has been my privilege to work with Rick through all stages of a successful $150 million comprehensive fund raising campaign.  He is knowledgeable, strategic, articulate, creative, energetic, dedicated, and a respected leader among his peers and colleagues.  He knows how to build successful fund raising teams and programs that complement institutional leadership and mission."
Kent Huntsman, Associate Vice President for University Relations, Southwestern University
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