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Client Testimonials

The results of the cleanup and your PDW analysis were extraordinary and showed us where the major gift opportunities lie within our 72,000 account file. The cleanup also had a positive impact on our board and college leadership team. We now have clean lists, have added heretofore missing emails, doubled our working phone numbers, identified veterans in our database and added age and date of birth information.  |  Read full letter

Farrukh Quraishi
Executive Director of Hillsborough Community College Foundation, Inc.

Thank you very, very much for your help with our search for a development person. You were very wise in your words to us, and it was just the kind of advice that we needed. | Read full letter

Phillip Brunelle
Artistic Director and Founder of Plymouth Music Series of Minnesota

I would like to express my thanks to you for all the effort you put into the recent dedication of the Helen Owen Carey Playhouse. I know full well how much hard work goes into making an evening of that nature a success, and I am grateful to you for helping to make it such a memorable occasion for the whole Carey family.  |  Read the letter

Hugh L Carey
Governor of New York (1975–1982)

Thank you for contributing to the success of the Performance of American Arts in honor of the Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China. The event was memorable, and Rosalynn and I appreciate your participation.  |  Read the letter

Jimmy Carter
39th President of the United States

Unlike many consultants with whom I have worked, Henry provides a unique balance of creative strategic thinking and hands-on implementation. Furthermore, based on his deep understanding of the Playhouse and its mission, Henry provided strategic objectives that allowed me, the new chief development officer, to successfully transition into my new position and establish appropriate priorities during my first year on the job. Based on this record of achievement, I would unhesitatingly recommend Young Associates to any potential client.  |  Read full letter

James Forbes
Director of Institutional Advancement at La Jolla Playhouse

We’re still reeling from the impact of your visit, and I imagine we will remain in this exhilarated state for some time! …It is quite clear to all of us that you are a true virtuoso fundraiser and from that we find interest and help in most any sentence you utter.  |  Read full letter

Norma Hurlburt
General Manager of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

It was an honor to have you speak at the Minnesota Planned Giving Council breakfast meeting. The turn-out for your presentation was the best we have ever had.…What you have done for the arts, this community and the profession of fundraising is truly wonderful and should be applauded.  |  Read full letter

Jennifer A Kahlow
Program Chair and Vice President of Minnesota Planned Giving Council

We commend the serious approach you took in this study and greatly applaud your ability to produce such a substantial report within a restrictive time line and budget. You delivered on the promise that using outside counsel would increase our efficiency, allowing Artspace to engage in additional activities during the entire study.  |  Read full letter

L Kelley Lindquist & Lou DeMars
President & Board Chair of Artspace Projects

…Thanks for your visit last week. Your passion, clarity, eloquence and skill were truly inspirational. The effects will be profound and long-lasting, believe me.  |  Read full letter

Kim McCaw
Artistic Director of Prairie Theatre Exchange

The professional’s professional! That is in sum and substance the comments from students regarding you and your Visiting Lectureship at the Center.…Your visit was outstanding.  |  Read full letter

Professor E Arthur Prieve
Director of the Center for Arts Administration, The School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The material from Mr. Young’s rate and screen study is serving at the core in identifying our prospects and donor ratings. The steering committee and Board of Directors has relied heavily on this material for our first lead gifts and the material has been very beneficial and is working toward a successful Lyric campaign.…Mr. Young’s early counsel and background research has led to our confidential quiet phase that has included numerous focused cultivation activities of substance and promise.  |  Read full letter

Paula Stover
Executive Director of Lyric Theatre, Oklahoma

…Henry makes the rest of us feel so lazy. I think we all owe Henry a large part of this great victory. Henry’s street smarts, his good humor, and sheer self determination, coupled with a genuine love for this theater, and a pugnacious unwillingness to lose—ever—held most of us together, even in the nail-biting and white-knuckle days of last December.  |  Read full remarks

Garland Wright
Artistic Director of The Guthrie Theater