Case Study

Miriam School

St. Louis, MO

Feasibility Study and Campaign

miriam school

The Need

The only “A to Z” resource in the region for children with learning disabilities, Miriam helps students who are struggling in school unlock their potential. Miriam reaches over 1,000 students annually through its comprehensive services. Following a successful campaign in 2012, Miriam hired Rubin & Associates to conduct a feasibility study to assess the possibility of a $10 million campaign for an addition to the school building to accommodate a growing middle school, and for endowment.

How We Helped

Rubin & Associates conducted a feasibility study to:

  • Assess attitudes toward the campaign plans
  • Determine the potential for support
  • Identify campaign volunteer leaders
  • Assess staff and systems needs to support the campaign

The Outcome

The feasibility study revealed strong interest in expanding the middle school as well as establishing a new high school to address an unmet demand for students with multiple learning challenges. Rubin & Associates worked with Miriam to complete a successful $10 million campaign to launch a new high school, Miriam Academy, expand the middle school, and make other facilities accommodations such a weather-safe area and new roof. Rubin & Associates also played an important role as campaign counsel through the effort.

From the Client

andy thorp “Michael helped us with two successful campaigns. Thanks to his leadership and guidance, we were able to expand our services even more than anticipated. Michael helped us stay focused on our objectives and reach our goals with confidence.”
– Andy Thorp, Executive Director