Testimonials


FUNDRAISING & SPONSORSHIP TESTIMONIALS

MLK“Odell Simms, Inc. served as a strategic partner, helping our foundation expand its donor base to achieve ambitious campaign goals.”

–Harry E. Johnson
President and CEO, Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation

GburgFound_2 “Odell Simms, Inc. played a key role in the creation and development of this historic public-private partnership between the Gettysburg National Battlefield Museum and National Park Service—one of the first of its kind. From developing the strategic plan to securing national major donors at the seven-figure level, Odell Simms, Inc. enabled us to reach our $125 million goal.”

–Robert C. Wilburn
President, Gettysburg National Battlefield Museum Foundation

PMF_logo_2“Because of Odell Simms, Inc.’s extensive network, I was able to present the importance of building this national memorial to the appropriate decision makers. Their success in securing appointments for me with prospective major donors helped make the Pentagon Memorial a reality.”

–Jim Laychak
President and Board of Directors, Pentagon Memorial Fund

NDF-logo“Odell Simms, Inc. played an important role in helping to raise the funding necessary to build the Washington Nationals Baseball Academy in 2014. With their help, our campaign was able to reach out to the city’s most influential leaders in business, philanthropy, and government. It was a pleasure to work with the firm’s partners and staff.”

–Marla Lerner Tanenbaum
Principal Owner, Washington Nationals and Chair, Washington Nationals Dream Foundation


DIRECT MARKETING TESTIMONIALS
THF-Logo-200“Stephen Winchell & Associates has been a key partner and direct mail agency for The Heritage Foundation for over 35 years. They have consistently brought quality service, creative strategy and message development to help us acquire and cultivate over 600,000 active members and maximize net revenue. The agency is dedicated to fulfilling our fundraising objectives in a competitive marketplace. I recommend them highly.”

–Carsten Walter
Director of Development, The Heritage Foundation

solei-200x120“When you are raising money to restore the most iconic image of freedom in the world, you need an agency partner that will bring creativity, marketing intelligence, and an unshakable commitment to excellence. I had the pleasure of working with Stephen Winchell & Associates on our historic national campaign to restore the Statue of Liberty and build the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Thanks to their dedicated efforts, we were able to recruit over two million direct mail donors who contributed more than $100 million to the cause. I recommend them without reservation.”

–Stephen Briganti
President, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation

F93-logo-200“Stephen Winchell & Associates created a start-up direct mail program that has generated millions of dollars for the construction of the Flight 93 National Memorial. In fact, the program generated net income from the start. They are innovative, creative and experts at developing and executing offers that produce fantastic results. We have enjoyed a terrific and very successful working relationship with them.”

–King Laughlin
Vice President, Flight 93 National Memorial

Inova-200x120“The Inova Health Foundation has been partnering with Stephen Winchell & Associates since 2007 to identify and recruit supporters for Northern Virginia’s largest nonprofit community hospital system. They have been great to work with, knowledgeable and professional at all times, and always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. Thanks to their efforts, our individual donor base in the community has grown and our net income is now substantially higher than it was with past agencies.”

–Tim Cronen
Director of Annual Programs, Inova Health Foundation

NACOP-logo-200“The keys to any successful working relationship are trust and transparency. For 15 years, the National Association of Chiefs of Police has had the good fortune to work with Stephen Winchell & Associates as our direct marketing partner. They do terrific work, and they are great to work with. Their collaborative emphasis and results-driven focus have created a highly successful funding source for our programs. Just as important, we know our organization’s best interests are always at the forefront of their priorities.”

–Kim Connolly
Executive Program Coordinator, National Association of Chiefs of Police

AFP-logo-200“Right from the start, we knew we had a direct marketing agency that would deliver fantastic results in Stephen Winchell & Associates. Their first direct mail package was successful right away, and they have built a program that helps fund the largest organization of its kind in the country. Now more than 20 years later, we know we can always count on their professionalism, creativity, innovative ideas and commitment to client service that’s become their trademark. SW&A is a great partner.”

Barry Shepherd
Executive Director, American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TESTIMONIALS

think_London_logo“Odell Simms, Inc. helped maintain London as the key European destination for North American investment working closely with our project teams to deliver a wide range of investment projects.”

–Michael Charlton
Former Chief Executive, Think London

BML-logo-200“I oversaw five offices across the United States and Canada that depended on the full range of services and support Odell Simms, Inc. provided. This included not only lead generation and marketing campaigns, but also special event programs—media, entertainment, and sports—that brought together executives at the highest levels of business and government on behalf of England’s East and West Midlands.”

–Larry Spang
Former President, North America, British Midlands Development Corporation

LLDA-logo-200“Odell Simms, Inc. provided us with critical information about companies—where and when decisions were made about investments, and most importantly of all, who made them. If I needed to see an executive either in London or anywhere else, they made it happen.”

–Rob Lewtas
Former Head of Inward Investment, Business Retention & Trade, London Development Agency

NZTE-logo-200“The work Odell Simms, Inc. undertook for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise has been held up as an example of best practice in outsourcing!”

–Alana Gower
New York Trade Commissioner, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

 

    

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