Key Personnel

Bill Paris

Company Principal
Kappa Delta Rho

Brian Bates

Company Principal
Tau Kappa Epsilon

Luis Urrunaga

Business Manager

Karie Allison

Senior Client Services Manager
Phi Mu

David Schumacher

Vice President Campaign Services
Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Robert Halcrow

Campaign and Business Development Consultant
Pi Kappa Phi

In March 2015 The Laurus Group and Stewart Howe Alumni Service merged to create Elevate. Both companies brought tremendous assets to the table and complementary services, making it a great fit for employees and, most importantly, our clients.

Stewart Howe was founded in 1936 and has over 75 years of providing outstanding and award-winning alumni communications services to its clients. As one of the forerunners in fraternal communications, Stewart Howe has set the bar for strong, consistent, and professional alumni communications, including newsletters, holiday cards, specialized mailings, as well as web- and email-based electronic communications. Through annual communications programs and campaign work, Stewart Howe has helped our clients raise over $80 million!

The Laurus Group, founded in May 2005, got its start primarily as fraternal fundraising and communications firm, specializing in major capital campaigns. With over 50 years of fraternity experience, The Laurus Group team has conducted numerous feasibility studies, and through successfully executed capital campaigns and alumni communication programs, has helped clients raise in excess of $30 million.

Thanks to the natural synergy of The Laurus Group and Stewart Howe, our team members are excited to take on new challenges and continue to elevate the services that we offer. Our new, integrated company’s, goals are, put simply, to help you:

Elevate your communications.
Elevate your fundraising.
Elevate you and your members’ experience.

As we enter into a new era, with a new company name, one thing will not change: Our dedication to providing you with exceptional service. We are committed to client satisfaction and ensuring that your organization is the best it can be.

Thank you for your dedication and service to your organization. Our organizations would not thrive without your support and we know that you aren’t thanked enough for the work that you do. We also want to thank you for placing your trust in us. It is much appreciated and we promise to never take that for granted.