case study

Moore Theological College

About the campaign

For almost 200 years Moore Theological College has been training men and women for a lifetime of ministry. Now, it is a recognised world leader in theological education, research and publication. However, over time a lack of space for student and faculty to learn, teach, study, research as well as meet and live on campus saw a need to address these problems urgently and in stages.

Stage One saw a case for support focused on how existing classrooms, research spaces and library facilities with their ageing electrical wiring, environmental and access issues were too costly and difficult to fix and a new building was needed. The College engaged Mark to conduct a feasibility study to determine what level of financial support could be expected for the first stage of a two stage campus redevelopment.

The results

Mark successfully identified campaign leadership, lead gifts and community support for new facilities and was retained to help direct the $20 million Being Moore Capital Campaign. Early financial momentum was built from a generous gift by one of the country’s most well-known families. The campaign was further helped by a $2 million grant from the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation. Stage One of the redevelopment has, to date, achieved over 75% of the target. Not content to stand still Moore College has launched a second $20 million capital campaign. This time to support Stage Two of their campus redevelopment – building new accommodation on campus.