jfs presenting_jpg banner sizeThe mission of the J.F. Smith Group is to enable our clients to fulfill their dreams through a unique, educational, professionally-directed development partnership. Now in our 18th year of operation, the J.F. Smith Group has successfully assisted more than 145 clients raise a total of over $1 billion in their capital campaigns. The J.F. Smith Group will bring more than 100 years of combined fund-raising experience to your project.

The J.F. Smith Group can assist your organization in several ways. We offer fund-raising management services in the following areas: capital campaigns, feasibility studies, advancement assessments, and board/staff training. Browse through some of our services in this section to learn how me might best serve your organization.

What our Clients are saying…

  • “As senior Associate Athletics Director for Development at Auburn University, I have worked closely with Jerry F. Smith for the past two years. Throughout the capital campaign, which we are currently conducting, as well as during the planning phases of the campaign, Jerry has provided professional advice and useful strategies for our development team.”

    Jay Jacobs
    Athletics Director | Auburn University
  • “It was a pleasure working with the JFSG, Inc. during our recent Advancement Audit and Feasibility Study. Each member of the firm we dealt with was knowledgeable and very professional. Their reports were quite beneficial. We have engaged the firm to provide counsel for our capital campaign.”

    Joe Serviss
    Vice President of Institutional Advancement | Jacksonville State University
  • “Everyone associated with the project, from our staff to the Foundation Board, was extremely impressed by the expertise your group exhibited. The detailed process used to develop the plan resulted in a document (Advancement Assessment) that is very professional and can be used as a guide for our fund raising efforts for some time.”

    Clemit Spruiell
    Vice President for Advancement | University of West Alabama
  • “I must honestly say that at the onset we knew absolutely nothing about fundraising. But, with the help of the J.F. Smith Group we slowly began to learn. To say that our campaign was a huge success would be an understatement. We would not be in this position without the professional guidance given by the J.F. Smith Group.”

    Jerry Williams
    Administrator | Providence Academy
  • “At Harding, we value integrity, service, and excellence, and I commend you for projecting these qualities in the professional manner in which you worked with us during our capital campaign.”

    Tom Dickson
    President | Harding Academy
  • “At Gaston Christian School we have recently had the privilege and good fortune of having J. F. Smith Group to give us direction as we carried out our first capital campaign. The early apprehensions we had about a capital campaign we never realized: instead we found the whole experience to be very pleasant and one that benefited the school in more ways than just raising funds.”

    Opal Parks
    Head of School | Gaston Christian School, Inc.

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