Utica College

For 66 years, Utica College has earned its reputation as one of the top-ranking comprehensive colleges in the north.

As this reputation solidifies, there are still many challenges confronting the college—and all colleges—in coming decades. That includes rising numbers of students seeking financial aid, increased globalization, competition from online education, and needed investments in the latest technology.

It’s unavoidable: maintaining excellence in teaching, programming and facilities is expensive in the 21st century. But Innovative Resources Group is helping Utica College get on a sustainable track.

As the lead campaign counsel for Utica College’s recently completed $34 million, seven-year comprehensive campaign, we helped the college maintain its founding commitments and achieve a much-needed increase in endowment in the largest successful fundraising effort in the college’s history.

The successful ACHIEVE: A New Dream, A New Era campaign was fueled by a series of strategic actions that Innovative Resources Group put into motion, such as a new process for managing prospects, a series of public events to celebrate the college’s lasting excellence, additional training of advancement staff, and creative services to help the A New Dream, A New Era campaign meet its goals.

Today, three new academic centers grace the UC campus, along with an array of renovated facilities to comprise a state-of-the-art science and technology complex. Our ongoing strategic counsel now supports the college’s total advancement efforts, including faculty and scholarship endowment, alumni relations, major gifts and annual giving—as we plan for the college’s next ambitious comprehensive campaign.