From Our Clients

RA Nonprofit

The RA team has been superb in helping us through this entire process. I am pleased that we made the decision to go with them and we have not regretted it.”


Joseph Raczkowski, President

La Salle Institute, Troy, NY

“Ruotolo Associates solved the puzzle for us, constructing the elements together in a campaign strategy and providing exactly the counsel we needed to succeed. For any future effort, we’ll go straight to RA.”

Tom Shipley, President

Academy of Holy Angels, Richfield, MN

“When Christian Brothers Academy was exploring the possibility of a capital campaign, Ruotolo Associates was chosen from among three companies that submitted proposals. Ruotolo Associates did an excellent job in the study process so that we could make an informed decision on whether or not to move forward with the campaign. As a result of the study, the Board of Trustees felt confident that we could run a campaign with a goal of between $10 and $12 million dollars. We decided to hire RA for the quiet phase of the campaign. As of today, we have raised about $6 million in gifts and pledges. The target date for the public announcement is October 19, 2019, and we plan to re-engage Ruotolo Associates to help us with this launch.”


Brother Frank Byrne, President

Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, NJ

“Ruotolo Associates brought a wealth of talent and skill to the study process, approaching it in such a comprehensive and creative way with their partners. The Diocese is continuing to find tremendous value in the study – the research, the constituent engagement, and the qualified plan for an effective campaign. George and the team delivered.”


Joseph M. Nemmers, Jr., Task Force Leader (Creation of a New Diocesan High School)

Diocese of Phoenix

“Ruotolo Associates has been a true asset in our work. They undertook a feasibility study that provided SUNY New Paltz with an honest assessment of our capacity at the time. We then followed their recommendation to put together a modest fundraising initiative while building our donor pool. Their advising has proven to be ‘spot on,’ and the positive results are coming in. Their staff members augment the talents of my own staff and have been invaluable. I have been very pleased with our partnership!”


Erica Marks, Vice President, Development & Alumni Relations

SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

“I worked with George Ruotolo and his associates on numerous occasions while I was President of Christian Brothers University in Memphis. George’s insights into the development process were a great help to me in raising funds for CBU. George served as a development advisor to two other presidents of CBU, namely Brother Bernard LoCoco and Brother Theodore Drahmann. During Brother Bernard’s presidency, RA conducted a search for our first-ever Vice President for Advancement. Both Brothers spoke highly of George and his team when I consulted with them while I was interviewing various firms. I highly recommend RA.”


Brother Stanislaus Sobczyk, FSC, Ed.D., (former) President (RIP)

Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN

“Ruotolo Associates is unique in its approach in that they do exactly what they say they’re going to do. I’ve had the good fortune to work with them on several occasions over the course of nearly 20 years. The level of professionalism they bring to a project is impressive, their commitment to the collaborative process refreshing.”


Stan H. Retif, Director of Advancement

The Salvation Army Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware

“Ruotolo Associates navigated our agency through the uncharted waters of our first, very successful, capital campaign and was exceptional in assisting our agency’s growth from a small to medium size non-profit. Our Board of Directors felt confident taking the step ahead with Ruotolo as our partner.”


Jeanine Murphy, President and CEO

Emmaus, Inc., Haverhill, MA

“Summit Speech School is a very special place: we teach babies and children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and speak for themselves. When I became Executive Director, Ruotolo Associates’ imprint at the school was indelible. It was over a decade ago that they took the school’s exceptional need to raise philanthropic support for a new building and made it a reality. Our Board has benefited from their ongoing counsel on issues of governance as they bring us the latest industry standards on “best practices” through their professional affiliations on a national level. I can honestly say that I don’t know where Summit Speech School would be today without Ruotolo Associates. We are proud of Summit Speech School’s long relationship with them, and I believe they possess the leadership qualities that should be emulated by all professionals in the fundraising field: expertise, commitment, energy and passion.”


Dr. Pamela Paskowitz, (former) Executive Director Summit Speech School, New Providence, NJ

“It is my pleasure to recommend the services of Ruotolo Associates to you. The achievements of RA are no doubt well documented in their materials. In addition, the quality, integrity and wisdom of the individuals who make up this collective are truly remarkable. They appreciate that we think our organization is unique and different, and still enable us to stay the course, not cutting corners, not growing impatient and never losing sight of the overall goal. It is also important to note that this is all done with professionalism that still allows for dialogue, an urgency that never approaches panic and most importantly the ability to attain that goal.”


Dawn Ewing, Executive Director

Project Morry, Elmsford, NY

RA Church

The Diocese of Phoenix is grateful for the guidance of Ruotolo Associates Inc. in establishing the Office of Mission Advancement. In addition, the assistance they offered in the search for qualified positions led to the successful hiring of our Executive Director. They focused on understanding the mission and hiring for good fit in our organization.”


Father Fred Adamson, Moderator of the Curia

Diocese of Phoenix

“Through RA’s many hours dedicated to the collation of parish resources, the development and training of committee members, the production of materials, the organization and distribution of packets, and the recording and monitoring of responses, the ‘Continuing the Mission: Maintaining Our Home’ campaign has had a positive and beneficial impact within our parish. The follow-up with our committee and me for necessary information and updates played a critical role in keeping our focus on track.”


Reverend Richard P. Kwiatkowski, Pastor

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Leonia, NJ

“RA understood our community and potential. Because of the planning study and the guidance they offered all during the capital campaign, we not only achieved our goal, but also exceeded it by $1 million.”


Monsignor William J. Capik, (retired) Pastor

St. James Parish, Basking Ridge, NJ

“I enlisted Ruotolo Associates to lead our fundraising efforts to build a new church. It was a first effort for me of this kind. The RA Team was extremely helpful not only in structuring the campaign, but also in the day to day ‘planting and pruning’ that was necessary to carry the day. It’s easy for me to endorse them because their counsel and support produced great results.”


Reverend Robert Stagg, (former) Pastor

St. James Parish, Springfield, NJ

“As the Capital Campaign comes to completion, I take this opportunity to say thank you and review results. This is the second campaign I have done with RA. Like the first, it too has been wildly successful and could not have gone any better. There is a myriad of reasons for this, but one of the central issues has been the skilled, competent, and wise advice and direction given by RA staff. …Our goal was $775,000, and thus far we have realized over $914,000. Due to all of the above, I both have and will continue to recommend RA without reservation.”


Reverend William R. Beaudin, Pastor

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Middlebury, VT

“The committee and I interviewed three fund-raising companies and Ruotolo Associates was unanimously chosen for the study. RA directed the feasibility study which indicated that St. Mary Parish could support a Capital Campaign with a goal of $1M. Based on the effective and timely results of the study, RA was retained to manage the campaign. While the campaign got off to a slow start, the momentum changed when we began the public phase. The bottom line is that we realized pledges of almost $1.1M at its completion…surpassing our goal of $1M.”


Reverend Mark E. Ballard, Pastor

St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish, Melrose, MA

RA Search

“More than any other advancement professional organization that I have worked with, Ruotolo Associates invested the appropriate time required to understand our business, our vision, and mission and methodically demonstrated a commitment to the very swift timeline and objectives, which is precisely what is required to be successful. And they were. They quickly mobilized their team, methodically engaged new candidates from prestigious institutions, efficiently evaluating candidates’ capacity along the way. They captivated senior management and busy board members as active participants in an effective and encouraging way. Their ongoing mentorship of our new CAO will help ensure their success, longevity, and ultimate positive impact on Waveny LifeCare Network’s philanthropic goals.”


Russell Barksdale, Jr., President & CEO

Waveny LifeCare Network, New Canaan, CT