Our Clients:  New Client Announcements

Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center is a not-for-profit, post-acute medical center that is nationally recognized as a leader in the c

are of technology-dependent and medically complex children. With 30 years of service and 169 children under its care, the Pediatric Center is the largest provider in the country for this unique population. The children who live at the Pediatric Center receive short-term interventions, as well as long-term care where the Pediatric Center becomes “home.” 

OAI is proud to partner with Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center to assist with their fundraising efforts. We are excited for the opportunity to help to better equip the Pediatric Center with resources to continue to provide the medical attention and compassionate care to the children that call the center home.


For almost 200 years, Gonzaga College High School (Gonzaga) has offered a values-oriented and academically challenging education according to the teachings of the Jesuit Order to young men from a wide range of backgrounds and from across Washington, D.C.  

OAI is honored to partner with Gonzaga as the school prepares to celebrate its upcoming bicentennial in 2021 by launching a campaign to build its endowment fund and upgrade its facilities.  OAI will review Gonzaga’s current fundraising operations, assess its capacity and capabilities, and develop an actionable road map to prepare Gonzaga for this important campaign that will sustain Gonzaga into its third century of service.


The National Winter Activity Center (NWAC), based in Vernon, New Jersey, is a nonprofit facility established to enable kids from all over the US to participate in winter sports activities. Its goals are to improve health and fitness, create a pathway to competition, and build a life-long enjoyment of winter sports.

To exponentially grow participation at the facility over the next 5 years, NWAC came to OAI seeking to broaden its revenue sources and build a long-term and sustainable philanthropy operation. OAI has embarked on a three-month project to assess NWAC’s current state and develop a fundraising roadmap to fund the growth that will help NWAC maximize its fundraising potential.


Partnership Schools NYC is a network of six urban Catholic schools in

Harlem and the South Bronx. Its mission is to develop outstanding Catholic elementary schools that provide low-income students with the academic preparation, values, and skills needed to break the cycle of poverty and lead fulfilling, productive lives. 

OAI is filling the need for a full-time Vice President of Development by providing an embedded team to help lead its philanthropic operations and generate the revenue to fund Partnership Schools' programming and achieve its mission.


Prospect Park Alliance was founded in 1987 to help restore Brooklyn’s flagship park after an extended period of deterioration and decline. Prospect Park Alliance (PPA) is the nonprofit organization that sustains "Brooklyn's Backyard." 

Working in partnership with the City of New York, PPA employs staff and deploys its resources to maintain and develop the Park as an urban sanctuary for all the diverse communities that call Brooklyn home. PPA has built up an extensive database of supporters and friends of the Park that serves as an invaluable resource for its fundraising efforts. OAI is working with PPA to leverage this database and systematically identify, evaluate and prioritize potential donor opportunities for development outreach.


Paul Smith’s College, located on a 2,800-acre residential campus, with an additional 14,000 acres of sustainable forest under management in the heart of the Adirondacks, offers more than 20 degree programs to educate and prepare students for careers in forestry, environmental science, business, culinary arts, and hospitality. 

Paul Smith’s College came to OAI seeking ways to build mutually-beneficial partnerships with companies operating in these sectors.  We have begun working with Paul Smith’s College as its embedded Corporate Relations partner.  Our work includes identifying, building and designing partnerships to increase the opportunities for students to engage in real-world situations to enhance their academic studies, as well as growing and diversifying revenue for the College via new sponsorships, collaborations and in-kind support.


City Harvest pioneered food rescue in 1982, and this year, will collect 59 million pounds of excess food and deliver it free of charge to 500 soup kitchens, food pantries, and other community food programs across New York City, helping to feed the nearly 1.3 million New Yorkers facing hunger. In addition, City Harvest’s Healthy Neighborhoods initiative addresses long term food insecurity through community partnerships that work to increase access to affordable and wholesome food.

At its Spring 2018 Gala, City Harvest will be commemorating its 35th anniversary of feeding hungry New Yorkers. OAI is undertaking a comprehensive fundraising program to help City Harvest grow its revenues by supporting gala leadership, and identifying, cultivating and soliciting potential individual, corporate and foundation supporters for the gala.  We will also provide guest management services and formulate a post-event wrap-up strategy to maximize the ongoing relationships with key gala sponsors and attendees.


One of the oldest not-for-profit home health care agencies in the country, Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is a vital part of New York’s public health infrastructure.  Now in its 125th year of operation and in partnership with the city’s world class hospitals and medical centers, VNSNY has grown to serve nearly 50,000 of New York’s most vulnerable, every day.

VNSNY came to OAI seeking a partner to help develop a strategy to increase revenues and increase outreach to donors for the organization’s 125th Anniversary Gala in November 2018. VNSNY’s vision is to create a unique event at which guests learn more about VNSNY, feel proud to support its mission, and are eager to attend again in 2019.

In partnership with VNSNY, OAI is developing a road map to identify gala leadership and securing of donors leading up to the event. We will also be working with VNSNY to develop and design an unforgettable event that achieves or even exceeds VNSNY’s fundraising goals.


Table to Table is a community-based food rescue program that collects prepared and perishable food that would otherwise be wasted and delivers it to over 120 community Image result for table to table logoorganizations in Northern New Jersey, including soup kitchens, homeless shelters, after-school programs, and homes for the elderly.  OAI is partnering with Table to Table to articulate the organization’s business model, better explain their services to donors, and help grow fundraising revenues.


Equal Justice Works is a nonprofit dedicated to creating more opportunities for law students and lawyers to serve in the public interest. Equal Justice Works holds an Annual Dinner, its signature event, to build community, celebrate its achievements, and raise funds to help underwrite its programs and activities. The 2017 event was held on November 1 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. Acclaimed leader and businessman, Kenneth C. Frazier, CEO of Merck & Co., was honored at the dinner, which was attended by over 1200 people. The initial fundraising goal of $3.1 million was achieved two weeks out from the event, and with the bar set even higher, the additional night-of donations pushed the final total to $3.3 million.

Following the success of the 2017 event, Orr Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that we will again be working with Equal Justice Works in 2018 to support the event Steering Committee, help manage fundraising leading up to the 2018 Annual Dinner, and manage seating and registration on the night.  Whilst following Equal Justice Works’ established policies and protocols, our scope of work will be expanded to seek out ways to maximize Equal Justice Works’ fundraising potential. 


The YMCA strengthens communities through programs that foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. With a footprint in 10,000 American communities, the Y reaches 22 million people and 9 million children every year. The YMCA of the USA serves as the national resource office for the 2,700 YMCAs nationwide that employ a combined workforce of more than 20,000 fulltime staff and engage over 600,000 volunteers. OAI is thrilled to be partnering with the YMCA of the USA to undertake a study to explore the feasibility of a collective fundraising effort by YMCA associations in the tristate area, focused on institutional funders. The organization’s recognizable and admired brand, and pervasive presence in communities across the United States, provide an unequalled opportunity to attract significant philanthropic investment and thereby create impact at an enviable scale.


The Newark Downtown District (NDD) is a civic organization dedicated to revitalizing downtown Newark.  It is working to improve the attractiveness, safety and economic viability of Newark’s central business district, and bring more green space to the downtown area, including replacing blacktops and parking lots with green space. A key initiative is the creation of Mulberry Commons, a new three-acre state-of-the-art park in downtown Newark.  In order to raise critical funds to support the maintenance and programming for Mulberry Commons, NDD plans to host a fundraising gala in the park in late 2018. OAI is partnering with NDD to develop and implement a plan and event fundraising infrastructure to help it achieve its fundraising goals.


The Queens Library Foundation (QLF) raises funds for the programs, services, and collections of Queens Library, a network of 62 local community libraries that anchor their neighborhoods and provide a destination for learning, reading, relaxing and sharing experiences. OAI is partnering with QLF to strengthen and enhance its development operations by building a major donor prospect pipeline and designing and implementing a moves management process.  We will also be providing support and counsel to QLF’s Executive Director and the library system CEO as they engage with donors.  


OAI has recently begun working with New Profit, a venture philanthropy organization that focuses on breaking down barriers to opportunity in America. New Profit works with visionary entrepreneurs, philanthropists and other partners to transform the way America educates its children, propels people toward social and financial stability, and creates healthy communities. As New Profit approaches its 20th anniversary, the team is assessing the progress and impact of their work to date and exploring what it will take to drive even bigger change in the next 20 years. OAI will collaborate with New Profit to identify ways to strengthen and broaden its network, as well as define what resources will be required to make their longer-term vision for impact a reality.


KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids – particularly those growing up in low-income communities in America – the childhood they deserve, filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. Established in 1996, KaBOOM! is firmly committed to the principle that playgrounds build social cohesion, a sense of community and neighborhood safety. They have embarked on an exciting new partnership with the New York City Housing Authority and The Fund for Public Housing to build new playgrounds within public housing communities.  OAI has partnered with KaBOOM! to refine the case for support, create a fundraising roadmap for this initiative and supply a major gifts team to secure funding


OAI is excited to be partnering with Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. Southampton has long provided a continuum of high quality clinical services to meet the evolving needs of its Eastern Long Island community.  Following its recent merger with Stony Brook University, Southampton is now working with OAI’s team to lay the groundwork for a fundraising campaign to realize the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity presented by the merger to redefine healthcare in Eastern Long Island, including the construction of a brand-new hospital.  Our team will be collaborating with Southampton on various aspects of campaign preparation, planning, and implementation.


OAI is proud to announce our partnership with Capital Caring, the largest and oldest hospice and palliative care nonprofit organization serving the mid-Atlantic region. Serving more than 102,000 patients and families across the mid-Atlantic since 1977, Capital Caring's mission is to improve care for those facing life-limiting illness by providing direct support of patients and their families, public education, and advocacy. Capital Caring welcomes all patients, regardless of their ability to pay or the severity of their ilness. OAI is collaborating with Capital Caring in the planning and fundraising for its annual gala. The event, to be held on November 11, 2017, at the MGM National Harbor Resort, will celebrate Capital Caring's 40th anniversary. 


OAI recently partnered with Girls Inc., an organization dedicated to equipping girls from low-income communities with the knowledge and skills needed to take on life’s challenges through programming focused on healthy living, academic achievement, and life skills development. Girls Inc. has a network of 82 affiliates in 400 cities, creating a platform for girls across North America to become strong, smart, and bold. The organization developed its current five-year strategic plan (2016-2020), and asked OAI to 1) develop a compelling case for support and 2) create a road map for strengthening its major donor program and raising the additional funds needed to implement the plan.


Convergence Center for Policy Resolution is an organization founded to help address urgent social and policy issues through structured, facilitated dialogue and long-term relationship building. Its work has become all the more critical in today's fractious environment, to the point where the number of requests that Convergence is receiving for its services is exceeding its current capacity and impacting its ability to respond. Appreciating that this moment in time presents a unique oppurtunity, Convergence has embarked on a three-month partnership with OAI to assess its fundraising capacity and build a high-level roadmap to help expand philanthropic potential, with a focus on building a major gifts strategy. 


OAI is proud to partner with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation (EDF), which empowers, supports and honors the 5.5 million military and veteran caregivers (spouses, parents, family members, and friends) who care for America's wounded, ill or injured veterans and service members.


The Arthritis Foundation is dedicated to addressing the needs of the more than 50 million individuals in the United States living with arthritis and its related diseases. The Arthritis Foundation is focused on four strategic areas: scientific discovery to find better treatments and a cure; advocacy and access to break down the barriers to care; help and support for those living with arthritis; and juvenile arthritis, which affects more than 300,000 children.

The Arthritis Foundation is seeking to accelerate its program of scientific discovery through a major giving campaign beginning in 2017. The campaign will raise funds to improve the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with arthritis by developing decision-making tools for scientists, clinicians, and consumers.  OAI is partnering with The Arthritis Foundation as it builds its fundraising infrastructure in order to prepare for a successful campaign.


The NYC National Service Leadership Council is a collaboration of over 30 nonprofits operating in New York City that utilize national service members to deliver programs.  OAI has been jointly retained by the two entities facilitating the collectivestrategy: NYC Service, an office of the New York City Mayor which is dedicated to expanding volunteerism and service, and Service Year Alliance, a national nonprofit focused on increasing opportunities  for young adults to dedicate a year to service. The intent of this collaboration is to double the number of service year participants in NYC to 8,000 by 2020, and to increase the number of participants nationwide to 100,000 by 2019.

OAI has worked to develop a case for support for this initiative, test this case with key prospects and forge a fundraising framework for this NYC national service collaboration.  Service Year Alliance is seeking to develop a model they can transport to other cities where they are forging similar collaborations.


Since its founding in 1978, Ronald McDonald House New York (RMDHNY) has provided  temporary lodging and care for more  than 35,000 families while their child battles cancer. Located on East 73rd Street in Manhattan and in close proximity to 13 major cancer treatment centers, RMDHNY  can accommodate 84 families and is filled to capacity almost every night. In addition to heavily subsidized accommodation, RMDHNY offer families additional support through wellness programs, tutors, music, art, transportation, activities for siblings, holiday and birthday parties, and camaraderie.

Building on a strong foundation of past fundraising success, RMDHNY is now seeking to enhance their major gifts fundraising strategy to build significant beneficial and enduring relationships with existing and new major donors.  OAI is working with RMDHNY to advance these donor relationships while simultaneously performing a dynamic development assessment to move RMDHNY's fundraising to the next level.


Since its founding in 1996, The National Women’s History Museum has successfully created an on-line museum visited by over a million people each year, welcomed over 55,000 charter members, and created physical exhibits and outreach programs to educate Americans about women’s history.  In addition, its many years of work with partners on Capitol Hill finally culminated in December 2014 in the passing of an act of Congress to study creating a permanent home for the museum in Washington DC.  

In October 2016, the NWHM began partnering with OAI to assess its current state and set the direction for fundraising to sustain both its ongoing operations, and the next chapter in its evolution.  The outcome of this discovery process will be a report that analyzes the NWHM’s current development efforts and delivers practical recommendations to implement a fundraising strategy and plan for the institution.


The NYC Community Learning Schools Initiative (NYCCLSI) aims to improve student achievement by meeting the health, safety and social service needs of students, parents and communities. It does this by facilitating partnerships between schools and non-profits, local businesses and non-governmental organizations, as well as with government agencies. These agencies, in turn, provide vital services to public schools, making each building a hub in the community.

The Initiative was launched in 2012 by the United Federation of Teachers in collaboration with the New York City Council, the Partnership for New York City and Trinity Wall Street with six demonstration schools. The initiative is currently supporting 28 schools during the 2016-17 school year. NYCCLSI has engaged OAI to design a three-year strategic fundraising roadmap and to recruit new members for its Board of Directors. 


Children’s Law Center

CLC retained OAI to provide a high-level development assessment and fundraising assistance. 

Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities

"We've worked with OAI for many years now, and the longevity of our partnership is no accident.  They consistently provide a level of effort and excellence that, year after year, yields outstanding events."  -Mark Donovan, Vice Chairman, Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities