CPR congratulates its longtime partner of many years on setting a record by completing their $1.5 billion Discover the Difference Campaign. CPR partnered with UH throughout the campaign.
In 1997, CPR's principal served as a senior consultant for the American Museum of Natural History's during the final phase of its capital campaign. The museum does pioneering biodiversity work. As endangered species go extinct around the globe at disturbingly record paces, museum scientists are teaching mankind respect for the natural world via compelling installations such as the Dzanga-Sangha Rainforest within the Hall of Biodiversity.
CPR was primary author of solicitation strategies for twenty individuals capable of $1-5 million gifts at the Museum. CPR was responsible for making the match between different gift opportunities and donor interests. Philanthropy can be intergenerational. Frequently the Museum would solicit donors with whom the institution had been involved for more than 50 years. One challenge was developing family gift opportunities. Developing gift opportunities also required CPR to work with scientists on enhancing the marketability of their technical vocabulary. CPR helped them make that case.
CPR is proud to have played a key role in Chapin's "Together We Will Campaign" beginning in 2006. The campaign exceeded its $75 million goal by raising $78 million, making it the fastest, largest campaign in the history of girls' independent schools. Chapin makes champions, by virtue of teaching young girls to become powerful women. As the School made rapid progress towards its goal, CPR produced the best, most cost effective work available. Chapin said they could not have done it without CPR. We subsequently helped the school break that record by partnering with them on a $100 million campaign from 2015-19.
From 1998 until the present, CPR has managed all prospect research for the top community hospital in the country. While being fully HIPPA compliant, CPR helps the hospital save an average of 50% annually on what the cost would be to staff the function internally. CPR manages the research of the hospital with the utmost discretion.
CPR provided all prospect research for MMC's successful $25 million campaign. Meeting their goal allowed MMC to secure a $1.5 million challenge grant from The Kresge Foundation.
CPR was pleased to assist this leading law school with its record-setting campaign. Most of the funds raised were devoted to growing scholarships for students who are struggling during these challenging financial times. For more than 125 years, NYLS has provided innovative legal education, graduating compassionate, practice-ready lawyers.
CPR is proud to have played a key role in Stony Brook University's "The Emergence of Stony Brook" beginning in 2002. The University received gifts and pledges totaling nearly $360 million in its first-ever capital campaign. The seven-year campaign, with an original goal of $300 million, is the largest ever of any campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) system.
The College Fund raises money on behalf of thirty nine Historically Black Colleges. Every day, Mr. Halpern worked directly with fundraisers and administrators at each of the thirty nine member schools. Big picture thinking kept both campaign staff and member schools positively focused on getting the job done. The College Fund succeeds because it has to, as it offers young people the critical opportunities they need to invest in their futures and build their dreams. CPR is honored to have helped the College Fund meet its goals.
From 2006 to 2009, CPR provided the prospect research for WNYC's Capital Campaign that exceeded its $57.5 million by raising $62.9 million. Approximately $45 million of the Campaign has been dedicated to WNYC's move to its new facility in Hudson Square and the build out of its state-of-the-art, fully digital studios, as well as the construction of The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, WNYC's street-level broadcast and performance studio. The Campaign included two record-setting gifts of $6 million each - the largest ever to a public radio station.