Alex Pina

"There was this amazement from other organizations: 'You did what?! How much?!' And Pennington was absolutely the catalyst."

Alex Pina | House Corporation President

Delta Tau Delta - MIT

Nikki Comstock Johnson

"The Pennington & Company team is amazing to work with. The unwavering support Pennington offers makes our campaign board feel comfortable and confident, which is a great morale booster and has certainly contributed to our overall success."

Nikki Comstock Johnson | Delta Beta House Corporation President

Delta Gamma - University of Kentucky


"It's been exciting to see the impact and ease with which we were able to not only swiftly reach our goal, but exceed it by more than 50%! This is a testament to the support we've had from Pennington, and we attribute it to the success and benefit of our long term relationship with them."

Val Lawlor | Honorary Chair, Sisterhood Begins at Home Campaign

Alpha Phi - University of Missouri


"Without Pennington, I don't think it would have worked to put it bluntly. Aaron Forehand was a phenomenal leader, and Ginny Brown was the best consultant I've ever worked with. They stimulated the whole process and reconnected the chapter to a lot of alumni."

Howard Strickler | Alumni Board President

Alpha Delta Phi - University of Washington


"We couldn’t be happier with the work that Pennington & Company did on behalf of the Alpha Mu chapter of Kappa Delta at the University of Mississippi. Our capital campaign successfully raised over $2.1 million, making it one of the most successful for a women’s group. This would not have been possible without the dedication and enthusiasm of our campaign consultant.

We were also so pleased with the campaign publications designed for our chapter. Pennington did a phenomenal job with our capital campaign brochure and stationery, alumnae newsletters, and campaign emails. Since our campaign ended, we have continued our relationship with Pennington to create newsletters to keep our alumnae updated on chapter news and events.

Our organization of volunteers didn’t have the capacity to undertake such a large fundraising campaign and our new house wouldn’t be a reality without the help of Pennington. I’m happy to recommend Pennington to any group considering a fundraising project. Retaining Pennington was one of the best decisions we made so that we could provide such a beautiful home for our 450+ members."

Whitney Byars | Housing Operations Manager

Kappa Delta Sorority


"As we began the $6 million fundraising campaign to build our new house for the Tau Beta Chapter of Chi Omega at Oklahoma State University, I was asked by Jacquie Kasner of Pennington and Company to be one of the co-chairpersons for the campaign. Jacquie and the entire team at Pennington led us through the process of raising this substantial amount of money.  

We celebrated our 100th birthday at Tau Beta in 2020. Our birthday gift to the chapter is to build a new home for the members for the next 100 years. Through the amazing support of volunteers, organized and nurtured by Pennington, and because of their continuous sharing of information, data, and encouragement, our chapter embraced the project fully and to fruition. 

Without the experience, the knowledge, and the grace of Jacquie Kasner and the Pennington team of experts, this goal may have been insurmountable. But with them as a part of our team, we will break ground and celebrate another 100 years of sisterhood in a beautiful new home. Thank you, Pennington and Company. "

Cathy Ebert Jameson | Campaign Co-Chairman

Chi Omega - Oklahoma State University

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"Mississippi Theta has exceeded our original fundraising goal because respected alumni leaders got involved, rolled up their sleeves, and are passionate for our success. Pennington was absolutely critical to this success. What is amazing is that we broke ground on construction within almost 20 months of engaging Pennington; no one outside of the original committee thought that would be possible, but we stayed focused, organized, and accountable to each other thanks to the guidance received from the Pennington team."

Stephen Farr | Campaign Chairman

Sigma Alpha Epsilon - Mississippi State University


"Our house corporation could not have succeeded in the $6+ million renovation of our chapter house without the expertise of Pennington.  Pre-campaign, Pennington’s vast experience and insights helped identify the right leadership, volunteers and target donors. They kept us focused throughout our campaign and supported our post campaign follow-up. Pennington developed a communication plan specific to our membership and helped us approach donors in meaningful and creative ways. No matter how well organized  your group may be, the reality is that volunteers simply do not have the bandwidth to complete a proper campaign without professional help. Pennington & Company was an essential ingredient in our success."

Steve Nieslawski | Campaign Board Member

Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity

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"We are thrilled with the job Maribeth Broussard has done for us. Her fearless persistence in the face of disinterested and doubting alumni and some less-than-enthusiastic committee members, her good nature, and her enthusiasm for us and our program combined to make what I’m sure will be a successful campaign. When we didn’t reach our goal at the end of the quiet campaign, she convinced us to go another two months, which resulted in a $100,000 improvement in the effort. She helped us do all of that in the face of COVID and, in the Louisiana and Texas oil patch where most of our alums live and work, falling commodity prices and economic disruption."

Charles Sartain | Campaign Chairman

Acacia - Louisiana State University


"The success we had with Pennington at the University of Georgia made them the obvious choice to steer the capital campaign at Florida State University."

Amy Jo Gabel | Senior Director of Housing

Alpha Chi Omega National House Corporation

Sarah Gober

 "The level of dedication, organization, and professionalism Addison Reed and the Pennington staff demonstrated was the driving force in our capital campaign's success. Even during COVID-19, Addison kept our volunteers focused and helped us achieve our goals. I would recommend Pennington & Company to any organization."

Sarah Brooke Gober Bishop | Alumnae Advisory Committee Chairman

Pi Beta Phi - University of Mississippi

“It has been our experience that effective alumni communication is absolutely critical before taking on a capital campaign. We were dead in the water as far as our ability to raise money until we signed on with Pennington to handle all alumni communications. Our alumni relations program and events got our alums plugged back into the active chapter and with their peers. Since we began the program we have raised an average of $35,000 a year and have raised more than $3.2 million in back-to-back campaigns over a six-year period. I encourage you to sign on with some real pros. It is money well spent.”

Craig M. Tucker | Board of Trustees Chairman

Sigma Alpha Epsilon - University of Oklahoma


"I believe that without a doubt Pennington & Company is the reason we were able to succeed in our endeavors. From the feasibility study to the brochure creation and donor solicitations, the dedicated and focused work of Katie Kennedy, our campaign consultant, and the Pennington & Company teams allowed the board to succeed when many of its members had no previous capital campaign experience. Beyond the tools of the trade, the most impressive element was the company's ability to know their craft so well that we could pivot our strategy in the middle of the pandemic and still reach our financial goals.  

In a year unlike any other, working to raise funds in a tumultuous time, Katie showed that she was the consummate business professional versed in fundraising strategy and technique that could adapt as we lived each month of the pandemic together. Beyond her clearly defined recommendations for outreach and solicitation, she showed herself to be a woman with a high level of considerate sense, which is something that cannot be taught and rather is felt by someone truly confident in their professional skill balanced with the belief in the value of their work. Treating the volunteers, board members, donors, and prospective contributors with a genuine and endearing level of compassion and kindness, Katie presented herself as a true extension of our sisterhood, and that element led to our fundraising success. Our strengthened sisterhood in 2020 amidst all other things is a bright spot. We will forever be thankful that we chose Pennington & Company to lead this campaign because they ensured our success to further the legacy we are creating for the chapter."

Kristen Brunkow O’Shea | Alpha Eta Building Association President

Alpha Delta Pi - Kansas State University


“The entire staff at Pennington was great to work with and made our campaign a success. Their proven processes are just the right amount of ‘push’ needed to keep volunteer boards stay on track. Their advice to our board was spot on from the feasibility study through the campaign. I would not attempt such an ambitious project like this one without Pennington and highly recommend them to my friends in other chapters.”

John T. Murdock | House Corporation President

Pi Kappa Alpha - University of Alabama


"Pennington really knows what they are doing when it comes to fraternal fundraising! Their methodology is sound and tested. They are professional in every way. The reaction of our alumni base was beyond expectation. The relationship with Pennington and especially our consultant was marvelous. Our success was way beyond our expectations."

Bob Seidell | Campaign Chairman

Sigma Chi - University of Nebraska-Lincoln


“Pennington & Company brings a level of professionalism and personalized service to a campaign. In the 1990s, in honor of our chapter’s 75th anniversary, I fundraised for a Phi Mu Fountain in the center of the Ole Miss campus without a professional company and it was much harder than I expected. When we hired Pennington for our house campaign, it was amazing how involved our consultant was and the level of work and travel that they provided. I have recommended several more Phi Mu groups use Pennington’s services because it makes the process so much easier.”

Shellye McCarty | Past Phi Mu Foundation President

Phi Mu - University of Mississippi


“People ask me how we were able to exceed our $500,000 goal during the worst recession in 60 years, and I never hesitate to say, without Pennington & Co., we would not have been successful. We are unanimous in our belief that we could not have gotten to this fantastic place in our campaign without the help Pennington & Co.”

Dixie Boston | House Corporation Special Projects Chair

Pi Beta Phi - Vanderbilt University

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