Roanoke College

Beyond the Rise, a targeted campaign building upon the success of Roanoke Rising

Roanoke College was poised to celebrate the successful completion of Roanoke Rising, a comprehensive campaign that supported all aspects of a Roanoke education. One additional priority⏤a project crucial to a complete campus renewal⏤was to fund and build a state-of-the-art science center at the heart of campus. In order to build upon the success of the existing campaign and communicate the importance of this additional project, a targeted campaign⏤which we branded “Beyond the Rise”⏤was created. This theme, which paid homage to the geography of the campus, allowed the College to build upon past success and generate investment in the future.

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Discovery and Analysis
Campaign Verbal Identity
Campaign Theme
Campaign Identity
Campaign Case Statement
Campaign Folder
Communications Strategy
Website Content and Artwork
Campaign Video Content and Artwork

A Clear, Compelling Case

A discovery process included interviews with Roanoke’s leadership, leadership donors, alumni, Board, and science faculty. Key campaign messages were drawn from the common language shared in those sessions and honed to create a clear, compelling, and concise case for support that resonated with the entire community.

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“The Leapfrog team made the process of rebranding and redesign of our materials a truly rewarding exercise, and we were thrilled with the finished products. Leapfrog thoroughly researched our school, listened intently in focus group sessions, and captured the essence of our institution. I wholeheartedly endorse them and value their professionalism, availability, reliability, and their passion to exceed expectations.”
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A Campaign Theme That Elevates

The theme “Beyond the Rise: The Campaign to Elevate the Sciences at Roanoke” was created as a clear evolution of the “Roanoke Rising” theme while serving as a distinctive, aspirational next step in the process. It ties into the natural and physical environment that surrounds campus, which is a source of inspiration for the Roanoke community, is forward-looking like the sciences, and invites supporters to think of the College’s future and how to best prepare the next generation.

A Campaign Theme That Elevates

The theme “Beyond the Rise: The Campaign to Elevate the Sciences at Roanoke” was created as a clear evolution of the “Roanoke Rising” theme while serving as a distinctive, aspirational next step in the process. It ties into the natural and physical environment that surrounds campus, which is a source of inspiration for the Roanoke community, is forward-looking like the sciences, and invites supporters to think of the College’s future and how to best prepare the next generation.

College campaign case statement
College campaign case statement
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“The team at Leapfrog has an outstanding background working with myriad institutions. It was clear that they excelled in their work with a liberal arts college like Roanoke. Their breadth of diverse clients contributes to their success, from K-12 institutions, to universities, to health care and the arts. They are truly attentive colleagues who become part of your campus team.”
Aaron L. Fetrow
Roanoke College
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College campaign endowment brochure
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