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 stories we’ve been blessed to be a part of.

JF Smith Group – Celebrating Fund-Raising News

Houston Academy
Dothan, AL

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 $9,565,000 in gifts and pledges toward its campaign goal of $10.7 million. Standing at nearly 90% of the goal, the school has plans to celebrate this milestone in a virtual announcement event. Lower school renovations have begun and will be complete when school resumes in August.

Rendering of New Student Life Center

Rendering of New Classroom Space

Russell Christian Academy

Meridian, MS

Through the Grounded in Faith, Growing to Serve campaign, Russell Christian Academy has raised more than $720,000 and is still counting toward a new multi-purpose facility. They broke ground last fall, and the building should be completed by July.

Whitesburg Christian Academy
Huntsville, AL

In its second campaign with the J.F. Smith Group, called Advancing the Noble Dream, Whitesburg Christian Academy raised more than $3.7 million to build a new grammar school for its students. The new building opened in January.


Northeastern State University

Tahlequah, OK

Northeastern State University has received more than $27,085,000 in gifts and pledges, surpassing its campaign goal of $25,075,000. Pictured below is the ribbon cutting for the new Veterans Student Lounge, which is just one of the many projects in the university’s first-ever capital campaign, called Preserve Our Past. ENSUre Our Future.


North Cobb Christian School

Kennesaw, GA


A new upper school building is currently under construction at North Cobb Christian School. The school launched a campaign, His Plan | Our Time, to address current space constraints. During the campaign, NCCS raised over $10.3 million!

Acadian Baptist Center
Eunice, LA

In its second campaign with JFSG, called A Legacy of Worship, Acadian Baptist Center has received $2.45 million in gifts and pledges and is still counting! The 1,000-seat worship center is ready to welcome campers this summer.

Cypress Christian School

Houston, TX

Cypress Christian School raised more than $3.4 million for a new student commons. The project was funded by the Advancing Excellence capital campaign. “We could not have been happier with the outcome of our campaign! The expertise and service that the J.F. Smith group provided was key in helping us secure such a successful outcome.” – Stephen J. Novotny, J.D., Former Executive Director

Bayou Academy

Cleveland, MS

Bayou Academy launched Together… Making the Difference in August of 2018 to meet the growing needs of the school and its students. The Academy has grown continually for five years and the increased number of students demanded more resources to accomplish its mission. Bayou Academy “crossed the goal line” and surpassed its campaign goal of $1,355,000. The school has set a new vision goal of $1,700,000!

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