With clear goals of raising the profile of the College, engaging Foundation board members and drawing attention to the work of its Foundation beyond scholarships, St. Louis Community College retained Dini Spheris to carry out a Campaign Planning Study, leading to a $20M comprehensive campaign. Focal points of the effort highlighted STLCC’s flagship centers of excellence in Nursing & Health Sciences, IT, Student Success/Scholarships and Workforce development. Dini Spheris took on the role of campaign management, both driving the strategy as well as the tactical aspects of prospect research, major gift strategy and engagement. During this time, there was a significant shift in the culture of philanthropy, specifically highlighting the Foundation Board, whose enhanced involvement and drive resulting in many new and stretch gifts. Together, this pivot in philanthropic focus as a priority for leadership helped STLCC reach its largest campaign success in its nearly 60-year history.