Arlington Life Shelter (ALS) has become the final safety net for those suffering from homelessness and poverty in Arlington, TX. As the Arlington community thrives and grows, so do the challenges and demands related to meeting the needs of those without a home or other resources. The ALS board of directors recently adopted a five-year strategic plan anchored by a new 14,000 square foot building located next to the organization’s current facility. Achieving the boards’ ambitious vision required a commitment to raising $5.2 million to fund construction of the new building and renovations. A critical component of the total goal was a $750,000 challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation. The grant would be paid if ALS could successfully raise $4.45 million.
Based on a successful engagement with M. Gale & Associates for the initial feasibility study for the capital campaign, ALS turned to M. Gale for campaign management and coaching services.