In the spring of 2018 Guidance In Giving, INC. partnered with the parish community of St. Mary’s in Cleveland, TX to help the parish successfully complete its first capital campaign. Armed with the theme “Faith in Action,” the support of the Diocese of Beaumont and our counsel, Fr. Vincent Alexius and the campaign leadership, set out to raise funds for the construction of their new church. St. Mary’s is a thriving and growing multicultural parish that is predominantly Hispanic. Currently the small church seats only 200 and the community is working towards building a church that will seat double that number. While traditional fundraising protocols were put in place, the firm needed to help the leadership implement creative ways to encourage ownership and participation from families, most of whom had never before made pledges. In the end the community exceeded its fundraising potential by raising over a $1 million in pledges and gifts. We are honored to have had the opportunity to serve such a wonderful community of faith.