One of seven Jesuit high schools with which TWG has partnered over the years, Xavier High School is considered one of the jewels in the crown of Jesuit secondary education in New York City. Xavier has a rigorous academic program and a very selective admissions process; the school includes among its alumni some of the most illustrious business, civic, community, religious, and political leaders in the country. Beginning in the early 1990’s, TWG was asked to help guide Xavier as it was considering a significant renovation program for its aging facilities. Over a period of more than a decade, TWG helped Xavier create its first strategic plan and establish the infrastructure for a full–service Development Office. With the help of a dedicated group of alumni volunteers, TWG worked with Xavier to build a nationally–ranked annual fund program and install an effective planned giving program. In addition, during this period, TWG worked with the president to create a formal board of trustees; reorganize the school’s Business and Financial Office; and design, manage, and support the school’s first major gift campaign.