Testimonials

 

Board Retreats

 
"Thank you for working with the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County Board of Directors to help inform and move towards our organizational and financial goals. You provided us with a tremendous amount of information that will help us become more thoughtful in our contact and communication with our community as we prepare for a capital campaign." 
 
Millicent Duval, Board Chair
 
 
 
 
"The meeting was a great success and the Board is re-energized, recommitted and has a new sense of direction. Your participation was critical to the positive outcome of the retreat. Your presentation was extremely educational and perfectly targeted. You addressed our problems -- including some we had not even recognized. To put it succinctly...you were right on the money!" 
 
Barbara Ericksen, Executive Director, Kids Voting Broward
 
 
 
"Thank you for...assisting us with our Board Retreat. I believe the Trustees now have a much clearer view of their role in working for the Foundation that goes beyond events.... It was particularly helpful, I believe, for Trustees to realize that donor cultivation does not necessarily place them in the situation of asking for a large donation, but that they have many avenues available to them to be ambassadors for the hospital and its Foundation." 
 
Bonnie Flynn, CFRE, President, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Foundation
 
 
 

Capital Campaigns 

 
"We were very pleased with the professionalism and the thoroughness that Ms. Peggy Calhoun brought to our capital campaign. The Salvation Army in St. Petersburg had never had a capital campaign in its 95 year history. The fund raising went so well that when it was obvious we might very well exceed our goal before the public campaign we raised it by another $2 million. I personally would highly recommend Ms. Calhoun and her company."
 
Major Allen Satterlee, The Salvation Army, St. Petersburg, Florida
 
 
"I contacted and spoke to about 75% of your references and all were very, very gracious! They hailed you as a pioneer...whose actions and determination have brought them much success in their Studies & Campaign! We all came to the conclusion that you are exceptionally gifted and successful. You have the ability, they said, to touch the hearts of the Forbes list and still reach out to those who struggle in the gutters of our communities, to meet the needs of the less fortunate!" 
 
Major Ronald Lugiano, The Salvation Army, Ithaca, New York
 
 
 
"Just an overdue note to say thanks for a very interesting and informative seminar you offered at the Nonprofit Institute's session on How to Run A Capital Campaign. You were brilliant in your presentation and right on the money. For 35 years, as a non-profit management and fund raising consultant in New York, I always stayed away from the Capital Campaigns as I firmly believe that this is a specialty unto itself, and indeed you demonstrated this to the class...If I still retained my accounts, I would highly recommend you and your firm in a heartbeat." 
 
Allan Weinberg, West Palm Beach, Florida
 
 
 

Training and Workshops

 
"The two-day institute led by was one of the most well-planned, informative sessions I experienced in ten years as a grants professional. After years of focus on government grants, my transition to creating a development plan that diversifies fundraising strategies seemed ominous. Peggy's enthusiasm and willingness to share gave me simple tools to successful develop my program needs into a comprehensive funding strategy. Bravo to Miller, Calhoun & Company!"
 
Sharon Thessin, Polk County Workforce Development Board
 
 
 
"The last two days were an extraordinary opportunity for me to learn more about development. Your presentations were exceptional and I appreciate so much your willingness to share your considerable experience. The course answered many questions for me and helped me slide pieces into place that made the big picture infinitely clearer." 
 
Clay Wright, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
 
 
 
 
 
"Please accept my thanks for a highly productive, very informative workshop. All so often these workshops are not worth the time, but I returned with many new ideas and a new perspective on raising money for my literacy programs." 
 
Ellen DeVita, Literacy Manager, Charlotte County Public Schools