We are energized by our work!

Our enthusiasm is fueled by our commitment to the people in our community! We are honored to help nonprofit organizations and churches raise the necessary funds to provide quality, affordable programs and services that sustain and enrich the lives of those in our community.

Staff

  • Mark Morrow President

    The Breton Group began as a convergence of passions.  As Mark’s maturing faith and professional background began to weave together, he saw the opportunity to impact important nonprofit organizations.  Today, clients praise him for his big picture thinking, his “do-what-it-takes” work ethic and his willingness to listen.  When not helping nonprofits succeed beyond their financial expectations, Mark enjoys all things Michigan, and spending time with his wife, family and friends.

    616-588-2161
  • Duane Feldpausch Senior Consultant

    After a career in corporate finance, Duane arrived at The Breton Group with a desire to further his passion–helping churches and non-profit groups support their mission; except that he didn’t want to travel all over the U.S. to do it. For the many churches and causes right here in West Michigan, Duane has a knack for minding the details, helping clients avoid pitfalls and common mistakes, and turning even the loftiest of visions into workable reality.  Outside work, Duane enjoys the beach, camping, hiking, sunshine, and a nice cup of coffee.

    616-588-2162
  • Kristin Gootjes Senior Consultant

    Kristin joined The Breton Group on a project-basis and soon found herself immersed in a full-time position.  She cites her co-workers’ respectful approach to their clients as one of the main reasons.  Serving as a thought partner, Kristin encourages her clients to continually tell the story of their cause–always recalling the mission and how it impacts lives for the better. Kristin has served as a Girl Scout leader and has been involved in the Michigan Women’s Foundation, Girls on the Run and the YWCA.

    616-588-2167
  • Jennie Holmes Development Assistant

    All is right in The Breton Group world when Jennie is in the office. Jennie is an organization systems guru, forward thinker and master of detail. Welcoming a challenge, her “can-do” spirit shines through in her thoughtful and deliberate approach to a project. Jennie’s world outside of The Breton Group is spent with her family (who by the way are geocaching pro’s), enjoying community events, photography, wrapping beautiful gifts and taking the time to put it on pause to smell the roses!

    616-588-2165
  • Deb Kalinka-Manning Project & Client Services Manager

    Deb works with our team of consultants as a project manager.  Her passion for our community’s nonprofits and their important missions is only matched by her infectious energy and need to “get things done.” With over 25 years in the nonprofit sector in marketing, programming and development roles, she brings a wealth of first-hand experience in implementing plans and achieving goals using staff, board and volunteers. She especially brings an expertise in writing grants and appeals, overseeing the development of collateral, and managing events. She’s a team player who enjoys walking into the chaos and creating order and structure for efficiencies and effectiveness.

    616.588.2163
  • Jean Katt Director of Marketing and Client Relations

    Jean is a strategic-minded development professional with a passion for helping nonprofits gain the resources they need to thrive.  With a personable approach that’s flexible and positive, Jean connects with clients and brings a creative flare and sense of fun to her work.  Outside The Breton Group, she enjoys spending time with close friends and family, distance running and losing herself in a great read.

    616-588-2164
  • Phil May Consultant

    A versatile, natural leader, Phil brings his strong decision-making skills, ability to build constructive relationships and drive for excellence to his rewarding work as a nonprofit fundraiser. He began his career as a player personnel assistant in the National Football League (NFL), where he worked with scouts, coaches, and players, moved into the classroom as teacher and coach, and most recently worked in the world of banking. Phil has a deep understanding of the hard work, commitment and strong leadership it takes to fulfill big dreams! Outside of work Phil enjoys volunteering at his church, spending time in the outdoors with his wife and children and is an avid fan of Cleveland professional sports teams.

    616-588-2168

Info

  • Founded in 1995

    The Breton Group has partnered with more than 400 churches and nonprofits to successfully raise mission-critical funds!

  • Single-minded Focus

    We make a point of not wearing too many hats. Instead, we focus specifically on gaining results for nonprofit organizations.

  • Culture

    Our culture is being mindful of the culture you're building. This means not only helping you achieve your fundraising goals, but also implementing campaigns that actually forward your mission.

  • Community

    Building community is a hallmark of our style of service and campaign objectives. We design campaigns around engaging your community, fostering relationships and re-energizing support of your mission.