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Award-Winning Marketing Agency Adds New Lead of Catholic Practice

July 27, 2021 2 min read

ARLINGTON, VA, July 27, 2021: Having established prominence as industry-leading direct response marketers and fundraisers in the nonprofit, cultural, and advocacy verticals, The Lukens Company (TLC) is today announcing the addition of John Cunneen to lead its growing Catholic practice.

Cunneen is the former President and CEO of The Cunneen Company. He has spent his career serving the Catholic Church and has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for Catholic Dioceses, Archdioceses, and communities.

“We are thrilled to have John with us!” said Walter Lukens, President & CEO of TLC. “John and I share a vision of bringing best-in-class fundraising and donor stewardship to the Church and its apostolates. More importantly, we are committed to using our deep experience in multichannel communication to support the Church’s evangelization efforts both here in the United States and across the globe.”

In his new role as Vice President of Catholic Institutions, Cunneen brings over 25 years of knowledge and experience in Catholic fundraising. A graduate of Babson College, Cunneen has spent his career partnering with over 250 Dioceses and Archdioceses across the country, building programs to achieve fundraising success in annual giving, major gifts, grant writing, development studies, and capital campaigns. True to his entrepreneurial spirit, Cunneen is credited with having launched one of the first e-giving products in the Catholic marketplace. He also authored a seminar series exploring the topic of Stewardship in today’s Catholic Church as well as “A Practical Guide to Stewardship in Today’s Catholic Church,” which is presently being used in hundreds of Catholic communities across the country.

John and I share a vision of bringing best-in-class fundraising and donor stewardship to the Church and its apostolates. More importantly, we are committed to using our deep experience in multichannel communication to support the Church’s evangelization efforts both here in the United States and across the globe.”

“It is truly a privilege for me to join such a well-respected and passionate team,” said Cunneen. “I have been blown away by their knowledge and capabilities and am so excited for what we can now bring to the Church. It will be a game changer not just in fundraising, but also in bringing Catholics of all generations to the Church during these uncertain times and in the future.”

To learn more about TLC’s Catholic practice, click here.

 


About The Lukens Company

The Lukens Company (TLC) is an award-winning full-service marketing agency that provides expert direct response, donor development, and fundraising services to nonprofits, cultural institutions, advocacy groups, and faith-based organizations. Since our founding in 1986, our passionate team of creatives have partnered with cause-oriented organizations seeking innovative, data-driven strategies to achieve bold goals that change the world for the better. Our 35+ years of experience across a diverse client base enables us to deliver unique, compelling multichannel campaigns that captivate audiences and yield transformative results… all while being delivered with an unparalleled commitment to our clients’ missions.

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