People Like You Who Really Like Us

“For the more than a dozen years that I have known Chuck and Virginia, I have never stopped being impressed with their knowledge of our community: the people, the needs, and the opportunities. They are effective in understanding the challenges in any funds development situation and finding ways to overcome those potential obstacles. They are comfortable with themselves which makes them comfortable with others. I have been fortunate to have worked with them and appreciate the amazing professionals that they are.”

-Dr. Glenda Price, President Emeritus, Marygrove College

“In 2008, a perfect storm was brewing for Hurley Medical Center.  We needed two new facilities – a trauma center and children’s hospital – and had an initiative going on the county ballot for a millage to support Hurley Medical Center.  We selected Hammond & Associates, Chuck and Virginia, from 5 finalists to conduct our feasibility study. They quickly stepped in, developed the final timetable, performed the feasibility study and presented the report.  The study was based on individual interviews and focus groups. Important information came to light which profoundly impacted our strategy and plans to raise money for the trauma center and children’s hospital.  Our new trauma center opened in the spring of 2012 and planning for the children’s hospital is underway.  The  expertise, style, and insight of Chuck and Virginia were very significant and important in our final plans.”

-Dr. Richard Warmbold, President, Hurley Foundation

“Hammond & Associates conducted a feasibility study for The Greening of Detroit as the organization contemplated an opportunity for a new headquarters.  The findings of the study were incredibly valuable to The Greening and went far beyond the specific project.  The depth of the report provided The Greening with a blue print for the next several years, inspired several strategic changes and has made us a much better, stronger organization moving forward.”

-Reuben Munday, Esq., Chairman, Lewis & Munday

“I have worked with Chuck Hammond since 2000, when, as a new CEO, he assisted me in assessing Neighborhood Service Organization’s (NSO) readiness for fundraising and engaging key stakeholders in our future. Hammond & Associates later facilitated the strategic planning efforts of the organization. This team has always impressed me as being genuine, honest, and committed to the promotion of the mission of our organization. The staff and Board of Directors of NSO respect and trust them, which is critical to the success of any relationship. This company is highly regarded and sought after in the non-profit sector. Hammond & Associates lend their skills and knowledge to not just help you grow your organizational capacity now, but learn the skills and develop the relationships to sustain your organization in the future.”

-Sheilah Clay, President & CEO, Neighborhood Service Organization

“Chuck consulted on our capital campaign for a new facility for Cabrini Clinic, the oldest free clinic for uninsured persons in the nation. His counsel was invaluable, helping us to exceed our goal. Chuck is wonderful to work with. His integrity and ethics are the outstanding. I give him the highest recommendation. Just hire him!”

-Mary Ellen Howard, Executive Director, St. Francis Cabrini Clinic