Amid leadership change, independent preparatory school raises nearly $50 million for campus’ master plan.


Berkeley Preparatory

The Challenge
The leadership of Berkeley’s Preparatory School changed in the middle of the most ambitious and important capital fundraising campaign in the school’s history.

How Carter Helped
We engaged the board, top volunteers, and the leadership of the school, encouraging a winning attitude and helping with strategic tools and coaching. A positive environment with specialized counsel for the board, the board chairs, the campaign committee, advancement office and communications team facilitated the achievement of their goals.

The Results
The school reached 95 percent of their $50 million goal — one of the largest and most successful campaigns for independent schools of Berkeley’s size in the U.S. It has allowed the school to begin to realize a master plan intended to transform its campus’ learning environment and bolster its endowment.

“Big kudos to Bob – by helping us understand the challenges that were before us, and then working with us on strategies to meet these, he’s helped us transform our school.”

Joseph W. Seivold, Headmaster

Berkeley Preparatory
Berkeley Preparatory kids on stage