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Message from Jerry For 29 years, associates of the J.F. Smith Group have been instrumental in assisting clients reach their fund-raising goals – and we continue to do so in these unprecedented times! With so much uncertainty surrounding our communities right now, we would like to share with you just a few of the success…

Celebrations- Week of July 6, 2020

Houston Academy in Dothan, AL, is at 90% of Campaign Goal  – and Still Counting! In the fall of 2019, Houston Academy launched Strong Foundation + Building the Future to raise money for extensive school renovations and enhancements. Just nine months later, the school has received more than $9,562,000 in gifts and pledges toward its…

A Dog Story About Fund Raising

One thing every good fund raiser knows is that you never overlook any prospective donor. Treat everyone the same, and don’t take anyone for granted. In this short video, Jerry relates a story about a donor with a passion for animals. She had no relationship to the organization other than a common love for animals.…

Fund Raising During the Coronavirus Threat

With the coronavirus impacting the daily lives of everyone worldwide, it’s important to keep you, your family, and everyone around safe. However, even though some places of work have completely shut down and some have transitioned to working from home, there are still things we can do. For those of us who are in the…