Our Story

Partners in Mission is a full-service consulting and professional education firm focused exclusively on developing excellence in Catholic school advancement and leadership. Our dedicated team of professionals partner with clients to advance their missions by providing comprehensive and effective solutions to address the challenges they face every day.

Specializing in advancement program assessments, volunteer leadership, enrollment management, capital campaign management, annual fund segmentation, major gift solicitation, planned giving, stewardship, strategic planning and leadership training, among other related services, Partners in Mission offers proven strategies and best practices to advance the mission of growth and excellence in Catholic schools, dioceses, religious congregations and parishes.

Our team has served over 500 of such organizations around the country in more than thirty states. Our consultants are accomplished professionals who bring a wealth of experience to Catholic school advancement; many of us actually began our advancement careers working at our high school alma maters. As partners among ourselves and with our clients’ missions, we value, understand, and embrace the importance of Catholic education in our personal and professional lives — and remain committed to ensuring its strength and vitality for years to come.


Partners in Mission, led by a team of dedicated professionals firmly rooted in the ministry of Catholic education and inspired by the Spirit, is committed to advancing Catholic education by:

Creating a community of strength for advancement, admission, communication, and alumni professionals engaged in this ministry so critical for the future vitality of our Catholic Church

Advancing excellence in best practices through educational pro grams and consulting services

Enhancing professional development through networking and m entoring opportunities


Partners in Mission strives to become in the eyes of our clients the premier and preferred professional services firm engaged in advancing the mission of Catholic education.

We seek to remain the firm of choice by offering comprehensive and affordable consulting, training, and professional development services that actively engage clients as Partners in Mission.

In addition to leading-edge best practices for strengthening leaders and communities, we offer our partners a robust network of colleagues at Catholic schools, dioceses, religious congregations and parishes throughout the United States.

Operating from a model of “state of the art” direct service to clients, we are committed to delivering excellence in all of our programs and services, and to guiding our partners in building excellence into their strategic planning and their organizations creating significant and sustainable growth for future generations.

“The team players here are all experienced practitioners. There is a “let’s roll up our sleeves” approach to their strategies and solutions. And Partners in Mission networks with their colleagues as well as their clients. It is why they are called Partners.”

-William J Fitzgerald, M.Div., Ph.D., President, St. Joseph High School, Trumbull CT