Diocesan Experience

Diocesan Experience

Ruotolo Associates and Meitler provide arch/diocesan clients with a single source for comprehensive counsel from planning to fulfillment.

Our team brings exceptional experience to an innovative approach designed to achieve planning, philanthropic, and evangelization goals.

Rooted in our commitment to the Catholic faith, our counsel brings a stewardship ethos to your campaign. We engage the gifts and talents of your leadership and the faithful to strengthen the mission and ministry of the Church.

Our single source design provides a seamless transition to position your campaign upon the solid foundation of thoughtful planning. Our campaign strategy focuses on cultivating relationships not just completing transactions. We engage your team to increase their capacity. This investment results in sustained success beyond the tenure of counsel.

Our single source investment saves time and resources while promoting  Effectiveness  •  Efficiency  •  Evangelization

Executive Leadership


George C. Ruotolo, Jr., CFRE

Chair & CEO, Ruotolo Associates

George Ruotolo has led the firm’s 41-year tenure providing innovative fundraising counsel to over 1250 clients including successful campaigns for dioceses, schools, and parishes.


Angela Gunderson

Managing Director, Meitler

Angela Gunderson has partnered with bishops and superintendents throughout various dioceses to meet their planning needs. Her experiences include data studies, new school studies, sustainability and growth studies, enrollment potential studies, and mentoring principals throughout the country.


Steve Michalek

Chief Operating Officer, Ruotolo Associates

Steve Michalek has been working in fundraising/ development for his entire 14-year career. He recently had the privilege of being the lead consultant on a successful $100M campaign for the Diocese of Phoenix.


Robert C. Happy, Jr.

President, Averill Fundraising Solutions

Bob Happy has lead more than two dozen arch/dioceses across North America in campaigns that have raised more than $800,000,000.