Dear Friend,

Welcome to Guidance In Giving, Inc., Professional Stewardship, Development and Campaign consultants. As the Founder, Chairman and CEO of the firm, I would like to explain where this firm has been and where it is going. In March of 1997, I started this firm along with some exceptional partners after working in the field since 1980, solely with Catholic clients. Over the years, along with the executives of the firm, we have developed capital campaigns, designed development programs and implemented stewardship for Catholic parishes, dioceses, and schools throughout the United States. I am continuously astonished by the leadership and generosity we witness on a daily basis. I have always said this is a wonderful business to be in because we work with some of the best people in the world; those sacrificing their time, talent and treasure to make the world a better place.

As Chairman and CEO of Guidance In Giving, Inc. I hope you will consider our services as you make plans to raise funds for your parish or school for building, renovation, restoration, endowment or growth and development. If your diocese is considering a major capital campaign or a program to implement the United States Bishop’s Pastoral on Stewardship, our staff is ready to provide counsel so you can achieve your true potential.

I hope this letter and our website help you understand us a little better. I invite you to explore it to find out more about our services. If you would like to discuss our services, have any questions, would like to contact me personally or one of our executive staff members, please feel free to do so at your convenience. We would be honored to provide you with a cost-free honest and objective analysis of your potential and how we may be able to assist you, whether you are a small parish or a large archdiocese.

We look forward to continuing our work within the Catholic Church and hope one day your parish, school, diocese or archdiocese will be part of our GIG family.
Sincerely,
Michael R. Cusack
Chairman and CEO

Michael R. Cusack
Michael R. CusackChairman and CEO

Michael R. Cusack is a resident of Bayport, NY and Palm City, FL and has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Guidance In Giving, Inc. since the firm was founded in 1997. Mr. Cusack began his career in 1980 conducting parish, diocesan and school campaigns in Georgia, Louisiana, Virginia, Tennessee, Washington, DC, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Illinois, Texas, California and Washington to name a few states. During the last 37 years, he has been involved in capital campaigns that have raised over $5,000,000,000 for Catholic causes.

In 1997, at the urging of family, friends and associates, Mr. Cusack founded Guidance In Giving, Inc. to serve the Catholic Church. Since beginning the firm, he has never veered from his mission of providing exceptional counsel and dedicated service and advice to clients under the auspices of Catholic stewardship. A frequent speaker on stewardship, development and campaigns at local, regional and national conferences, Mr. Cusack brings an extensive resume to each client and is actively involved on a daily basis with the operations of every account.

Mr. Cusack has been married since 1983 to his wife Marla. They have three daughters, Hayley, Melissa and Jennifer.