Our Clients


CALICO International has experience working on a diverse range of projects in education, healthcare, museums and cultural institutions, and STEM.

We have particular, well-honed skill sets in areas spanning governance, planning, training, teaching, executive coaching, leadership transition and succession planning, team building, goal setting, fundraising, campaign consulting, feasibility studies, campaign case statements, prospect development and donor analytics, audience development, marketing and communications.

Some of our clients include:

The World Trade Center Foundation
  • Served as an essential staff member from the time the doors opened during the summer of 2004, as a sabbatical project following the successful $200 million Haverford Campaign.  [2004]
The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation
  • Member of the Post 9/11 Fund raising Council. [2004]
Western Connecticut State University
  • Fundraising and Communications Staff Assessment. [2004-05]
The Haverford School
  • Fundraising and Staff Assessment and Abridged Feasibility/Readiness study. [2006]
The Chemical Heritage Foundation
  • Staff and fundraising assessment for cultural organization whose mission is to preserve and advance the knowledge of chemistry. [2007-08]
Ursinus College
  • Staff and Fundraising assessment. [2009]
The Knowles Teacher Initiative
  • Helped transition new Executive Director, evaluated governance structure, board development, staffing, fundraising opportunities, including Case Statement development and focus groups, goal setting staff retreat, including SWOT exercises, and ongoing counsel. Gillespie, Executive Director. [2014-19]
Williamson College of the Trades
  • Served as counsel in the transition of new President, Michael J. Rounds, followed by the replacement and transition of the vice president for advancement, working in cooperation with search firm Lambert & Associates (Cathy McGeever). Completed a staffing and fundraising analysis. Facilitated a strategic planning process that included on campus staff sessions and an off campus board retreat, which we facilitated. Successful strategic plan completed in a collaborative and timely fashion. [2015-19]
Earlham College
  • Staff and fundraising study. [2015-16]
Places Journal
  • Board and governance work and retreats; fundraising counsel. [2015-19]
The College of Physicians
  • Led a strategic planning process in anticipation of a major comprehensive campaign. [2016-17]
CCO – Coalition for Christian Outreach (Pittsburgh)
  • Oversaw strategic planning process and assessment of the development program. [2017-17]
Young Life (Liberty Region)
  • Campaign counsel. [2018-20]
Meadowood Senior Living
  • Campaign counsel for Memory Care fundraising effort. [2021]
Haddonfield Friends School
  • 2023-current: serving as campaign counsel for inaugural fundraising campaign that includes a $725,000 matching grant from the New Jersey Historical Trust for building preservation, annual support for teachers and students, and enhancing endowment. Assisted in creation, hiring and training of first development position at the school. Working with Board on best practices in governance and by-law revisions.
  • Performed assessment, with emphasis on advancement and enrollment. Guiding strategic planning effort and serving as counsel currently. [2022]
Independence Mission Schools – IMS
  • 2023-current: Assisted in the search for a new Chief Advancement Officer. Currently serving as campaign counsel. Worked with Visionary Philanthropic Consulting to do data analytics work to inform completion of $50 million inaugural comprehensive campaign.
  • Provided an assessment of the development program. [2019]

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