"Thanks for piloting us through the Capital Campaign! It was smooth sailing thanks to your leadership. We enjoyed working with you."
Sally and Mike DeFauw, Capital Campaign Solicitors
DeKalb Public Library
"Thank you for your help in getting us to this point. You got us off to a great start! We hope you can join us as we celebrate this milestone (groundbreaking for their new church building) in our church's history."
Betsy Cappas, Marketing Task Force Co-Chair
St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church
"When starting out, our capital campaign organization was very excited, but being that we have never done one in recent history, we were a bit lost on where to start and how to go through the process of a campaign. We would have never reached our goal without them."
Chuck Rowe, CEO
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley
"I highly recommend Taylor Philanthropic Services for an organization seeking highly qualified and professional services in the field of fundraising. Mr. Taylor offers the best consultation that was cost effective and utilized best practices to re-engineer my agency."
Paula Yensen, Ph.D., Executive Director - Retired
United Way of Central Kane County
"Taylor Philanthropic Services has provided top notch professional guidance, valuable networking opportunities, and useful feedback from supporters for my non-profit, Shalam Ministries. Stephen Taylor is dedicated and focused in his work for his clients, no matter their size or need. Taylor's decades of experience and personable disposition make him an exceptional asset to any organizations! His work has been extremely helpful to our team."
Trauma Support Staff
"I have had the good fortune of working with Stephen twice as Executive Director of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra. Both times he came well prepared to every meeting and his follow up was always prompt and thorough."
Kathy Mathews, Executive Director - Retired
Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra
"I appreciate your professionalism. You can use me as a reference if you ever need one."
Frank A. DiBartolomeo, President and CEO
Service, Inc. of Illinois
"Thank you so much for your patience and time for the Board Retreat. The Haitian American Museum of Chicago is grateful for the devotion and professionalism. We appreciate the assistance that you have provided and hope to use your services in the future."
Elsie Hector-Hernandez, Founder and President
Haitian-American Museum of Chicago
"Under the expert leadership of Stephen J. Taylor, Taylor Philanthropic Services is my first place I go for a keenly developed analysis of organizational needs and for guidance on developing an organization to meet those needs. After working directly with Steve on several projects, I can attest that his knowledge, wisdom, responsiveness, and experience had lead to successful outcomes."
Peter N. Mastopoulos, Ed.D.
Professor and Community Volunteer
"I got excellent comments about the Board Retreat and expect to hear more this coming Thursday. Thanks again for your work on our behalf."
Virginia Peschke, Executive Director
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northern Illinois
"Stephen J. Taylor brought to us the considerable talents and insights he's gained over his decades of experience in the field. He is strategic, organized, positive, and friendly. I know many other organizations will also benefit from his work in ways that achieve their goals and generate revenue."
Tom Clowes, Founder and President
Crossing Borders Music Collective
"I am impressed with the work Steve has done for the Northwest Suburban Council. Since he took over the Council as the Scout Executive, there has been a resurgence in activity with the Council. He has weathered the storm of tight budgets and strives to oversee the process for getting the most qualified volunteers for key Council positions. We are fortunate to have an Executive with the drive and enthusiasm for the Scouting Movement."
J. Kevin Chapman, Executive Board Member
National Account Manager, JMR Graphics
"Unanimously, the PRAY Board wants to thank you and acknowledge your outstanding leadership and guidance to PRAY."
Brad Nesheim, Board President of PRAY
Scout Executive/CEO - Heart of Virginia Council
"Congratulations on earning a 'Far Exceeds' rating for your hard work and leadership. You and your staff can certainly be proud of another great year -- in what may have been one of the toughest financial markets in recent memory! Your team hit it all, membership & unit growth; balanced budget; capital funding; key volunteer recruiting and more!"
Kendrick J. E. Miller, Deputy Regional Director
Boy Scouts of America, Central Region
Groundbreaking at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Elgin, IL --- the results of a $5.3M capital campaign!
Groundbreaking at the new Teen Center for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley in Waterloo, Iowa --- they used sledgehammers instead of the traditional shovels as demolishing an old structure was the first step --- the results of a $6.3M capital campaign!
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We moved to Florida!
Effective September 3, 2019 our address will be 3490 Embers Lane, Clermont, Florida 34711. The phone number and email remains the same --- 847-977-2473 and SJTaylor1954@gmail.com.
New Client! In October 2019, Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra became a new client and we are now conducting foundation research and grant writing services for them along with some organizational guidance to their ad/sponsorship campaign. Thanks, Audrey Sanders - Executive Director!
New Client! In June 2019, Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra has returned as a client as we are now conducting foundation research and grant writing services for them. Thanks, Eric Larson - Executive Director!
Construction continues on the new St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Elgin. The roof and sides are on the new administrative/classroom wing and the metal skeleton is in-place for the new church. This capital campaign raised $5.3M, compared with its feasibility study which found that $3M to $3.5M could be raised for the project.
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is one of our "Executive Coaching" clients that recently utilized our ongoing coaching session to net some great results --- "Giving Tuesday" for 2019 had a goal of $1,250 and actually raised $5,330! The Wolf Oak Woods Project had a year-end goal of $15,000 and produced $28,000 in dollars raised. It's great to see our collaborative work with a client to succeed with such great results. Congratulations!
The John R. Halligan Charitable Fund just awarded a $5,000 grant for 2018-2019 to the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, one of our grant writing clients. Last year, this was a new grant for our client and this year is a renewal for the same amount.
The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation awarded a $15,000 grant to the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra for the 2018-2019 season. This grant renewal will greatly benefit one of our multi-year clients, the Northbrook Symphony --- the North Shore's most exciting orchestra!
Shalam Ministries is now in its "quiet phase" for its Mini-Capital Campaign to help establish Hero's Rest for the organization, a Christian retreat center for the agency focusing on services for severe trauma survivors who are emergency first responders and military veterans. So far, over $70,000 in new money has been pledged for its Mini-Capital Campaign.
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign has raised $6,300,000! Construction continues on its new Teen Center. This campaign originally had a goal of raising $4 Million, that was increased several times to a record $5.5 Million which has now been surpassed. This will allow the Club to construct a larger Teen Center, provide additional renovations to their existing Lime Street Clubhouse, and establish a larger endowment fund. Congratulations to CEO Chuck Rowe, Campaign Chair Phil Nash, Board Chair Christa Miehe, and all of the Division Co-Chairs and Solicitors for a job well done!
Community Crisis Center of Elgin, IL became a new client on July 1, 2018 for foundation search and grant writing services along with executive coaching for their endowment/major gifts initiative. Welcome to this outstanding local nonprofit organization! We look forward to working with their Executive Director, Gretchen Vapnar and their Development Director, Lisa Winchel.
Center for Disabilities Services of Joliet, IL has renewed as a foundation search and grant writing services client for a second year. We look forward to working with Interim CEO, Larry Burich and their Development Director, Gina Wysocki.
Organizations and Agencies Assisted...
Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra (FL)
Boy Scouts of America - National Council and Various Local Councils
Learning for Life - National Organization (TX)
Crossing Borders Music Collective (IL)
Haitian-American Museum of Chicago (IL)
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northern Illinois (IL)
DeKalb (IL) Public Library
Safe Passage of DeKalb (IL)
Service of Will, Grundy, and Kankakee Counties, Inc. (IL)
Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (IL)
Foundry Educational Foundation (IL)
Northbrook Symphony Orchestra (IL)
PRAY, Inc. (MO)
PRAY Endowment Trust (MO)
Presbyterian Church of Barrington (IL)
March of Dimes of North Central Florida (FL)
St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church (IL)
Shalam Ministries (IL)
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity (VA)
Bethlehem Community Center (SC)
Historic Spartanburg Trust (SC)
Show You Care Kane (IL)
Ben Salzberg for State Senate (IL)
Day One Network, Inc. (IL)
Fox West Philanthropic Network (IL)
Association of Fundraising Professionals- Piedmont Chapter (SC)
Children's Trust Fund of South Carolina (SC)
Department of Human Services, Life Choices Project (IL)
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley (IA)
Communicators for Women Religious (IL)
Center for Disability Services (IL)
St. Procopius Abbey (IL)
Sanborn Western Camps (CO and KS)
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County (IL)
Dogs On The Go Assistance Dogs (IL)
United Way of Central Kane County (IL)
Greater Toledo (OH) YMCA
Beatrice (NE) Mary Family YMCA
Austin (MN) Community Recreation Center/YMCA
Spencer (IA) Family YMCA
Miami County (OH) YMCA
Norfolk (NE) YMCA
Washington (IA) YMCA
St. Bede Academy (IL)
Boys & Girls Clubs in Southern Arizona (AZ)
Community Crisis Center of Elgin (IL)
And many others...
EXECUTIVE COACHING RECENT RESULTS
Taylor Philanthropic Services coached two separate organizations through their recent 2017 "end of the year" giving campaigns.
One organization typically raised $5,000 with their best effort neting $10,000. With our coaching this organization netted $33,570 for their 2017 campaign.
The second organization typically raised $50,000 for their end of the year giving campaigns. For 2017, with coaching from us this non-profit raised over $70,000.
2018 GRANT WRITING RESULTS
Stephen J. Taylor recently researched, developed, wrote, edited, submitted AND won the following successful grants for clients:
$14,700 for the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra's general operating budget from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
$100,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign from The Principal Financial Group
$8,500 for the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz County in Arizona from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona for its Triple Play Program
$475,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign from the Black Hawk Gaming Commission
$10,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign from Community Bank and Trust Foundation
$50,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign from Wells Fargo Bank Foundation
$15,000 for the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra's general operating budget's concert season from the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
$3,000 for the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra's general operating budget from the Wesselink Family Foundation
$25,000 for the Norfolk Family YMCA's capital campaign from the Krutsinger Family Foundation
$11,800 for the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra's general operating budget from the Illinois Arts Council Agency
$300 for the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra from The Rosenson Family Foundation
2017 GRANT WRITING RESULTS
$1,000,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign from the Otto Shoitz Foundation
$800,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign from an anonymous foundation
$250,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign from the Guernsey Foundation
$250,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign from the Ron Young Family Foundation
$250,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign from the McElroy Trust
$50,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign from the Gallagher Family Foundation
$50,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign from the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
$25,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign from the LSB Foundation (Lincoln Savings Bank)
$10,000 for Service of Will, Grundy, and Kankakee Counties from the Aileen S. Andrew Foundation
$5,000 for the Center for Disability Services in Joliet (IL) from the Aileen S. Andrew Foundation
$5,000 for the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra from the Negaunee Foundation
$5,000 for the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra from the John R. Halligan Charitable Fund
$4,800 for the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra from the Illinois Arts Council Agency
$2,500 for the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra from the Wesselink Family Foundation
$2,000 for the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra from The Wagner Foundation
$300 for the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra from The Rosenson Family Foundation