Carla listened thoughtfully to our situation and assessed the feasibility for the campaign. Her expertise provided concrete strategies and solid action steps for us to pursue. She was enthusiastic and encouraging. She was adaptive to the challenges at hand, and especially patient, when our working with volunteers, and not having a paid support staff at our disposal, limited our ability to execute fully all of the recommendations she envisioned.

Carla has guided us in adding nearly $1 million in gifts and commitments to the endowment and empowered us for continuing the next leg of the campaign.

Rev. Amanda Richards / Rev. Dr. J. Keith Zimmerman, Co-Chairs; Our Conference, Our Kids Steering Team, Illinois Great Rivers United Methodist Conference

I am pleased to add a word of affirmation for the exceptional capabilities, broad knowledge, and skill set of Carla Maxwell Ray. Her assistance was vital in helping me to craft a wonderfully comprehensive generosity strategic plan as a part of the Lily Initiative to Build Capacity in the Historical African American Theological Schools.

Finally, she has a dynamic understanding of institutions and the critical processes that are involved in engaging and encouraging individuals to offer resources as an expression of their faith and passion for human needs and well-being.

I recommend her with the utmost confidence that her contributions will be noteworthy.

Vergel L. Lattimore, Ph.D.; President, Hood Theological Seminary

Mrs. Ray has gone from being a participant and leader of capital campaigns in her local churches to serving churches as a Senior Strategist all over the United States as they seek to accelerate generosity among their congregants.  I have witnessed her unflagging competence and integrity, and I have every confidence Mrs. Ray can bring exemplary spiritual guidance to help you achieve the God-inspired vision you have for your church.

Herman H. Norman, Ed.D.; Former Vice-President, Generis