Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, NC

By susanlienau | January 14, 2013 | 

As Director of Stewardship and Development for the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, I had the pleasure of working closely with Bob Happy and a team under his leadership in a feasibility study and diocesan-wide capital campaign conducted from 2000-2002. Bob was intimately involved in all aspects of the effort and provided a perfectly matched directing team to the Diocese. The campaign, “God’s Work Our Challenge” spanned 89 parishes and raised $59,200,000 on its $30,000,000 financial goal. This success was achieved in a down economy and at a time when the Church was receiving much negative publicity.

Bob Happy was well respected by our Bishop, pastoral leaders and the lay employees at the Diocese of Raleigh. He motivated his staff to achieve the greatest results. Bob is extremely knowledgeable about his field and has the presence and personality to motivate clients and staff to success. I would absolutely hire him again to run a campaign and highly recommend him and his firm.

Debbie Rossi
Director of Planned Giving
The Salvation Army
San Diego, CA
Former Director of Stewardship and Development
Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, NC


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