Custom Donor Recognition Displays and Strategy


Welcome to Eleven Fifty Seven!

The recognition industry evolved past heavy brass plaques years ago—requiring us to think outside-the-box. Today, as the needs of our clients and donors continue to evolve, we realize thinking outside-the-box isn’t enough. It’s time to think beyond-the-wall. We’ve simplified our image while expanding our strategic capabilities. We’re thinking in our clients’ shoes while staying a step ahead in our industry. We’re providing strategic partnerships even if it means we don’t get the “job”. Our clients’ best interest is our true north. Their mission is ours.


Blank walls don’t intimidate us. We see them as our canvas.

You know the mission at hand. Your campaign is doing a bang up job. And perhaps, you’ve already scoped out the perfect space to thank your donors. For some, a big blank wall can be intimidating. Size, color, material, lighting, interactive integration, location, branding—PHEW! So many things to consider and now your big blank wall looks even more perplexing. That’s where we come in. You’ll speak to your initiatives, objectives, brand, and vision. Then it’s our task to forge your vision into something wall-worthy—a design that’s on-strategy, on-time, and on-budget.

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“Your team is to be commended…”

“Kudos to you for making us feel as if our project was the only project they were concerned with at the moment.  Your team is to be commended for expeditiously delivering our project to us in both a timely and professional manner!”

Wayne Miller, CFRE, Senior Director of Development for the College of Human Sciences & Education
LSU Foundation

“We could not have had a better experience.”

“Our experience with the Eleven Fifty Seven team has been a journey worth repeating. You worked with our office to create the perfect complement to our fundraising efforts, our design team and our organization’s mission centered care. We could not have had a better experience.”

Susan Barcus, President of Kettering Medical Center Foundation & Chief Development Officer
Kettering Health Network

“…it is not an addition to our chapel, it is part of our chapel.”

“Eleven Fifty Seven custom made the beautiful recognition piece in our new university chapel to honor our donors while matching perfectly the overall design of the chapel. The recognition piece was so well made that it is not an addition to our chapel, it is a part of our chapel.”

Scott Hummel, Executive Vice-President and Provost 
William Carey University