WINONA LAKE, Ind., March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grace College & Seminary publicly announced its $37 million comprehensive campaign Thursday night at an evening gala on campus. Dr. Bill Katip, president of Grace College & Seminary, announced to a crowd of friends, alumni and supporters that the Aspire Campaign has already garnered $27.08 million in support.
Aspire Campaign Chairman Greg Dosmann, an alumnus and principal partner at Edward Jones Investments, emceed the gala. "We believe God is calling Grace to be an exemplary, Christ-centered educational community characterized by innovation, affordability and real-world preparation," he said. "The Aspire Campaign is about funding that vision."
The Aspire Campaign is intrinsically tied to Grace's new strategic priorities, which were unanimously approved by the Board of Directors Thursday afternoon. It will enable Grace to deliver on four priorities: Educational Excellence, Connected Community, Culture of Innovation and Sustainable Affordability.
"We have entered a new era of growth and vision at Grace College and Seminary," said Dr. Katip, referring to record student enrollment and steady expansion in academic programs and degree options. "While our mission will never change, we must continually refine our methods to prepare students to serve in our ever-changing world. The Aspire Campaign is the newest chapter in our story of remarkable faith, growth and positive change."
The $37 million Aspire Campaign is the largest campaign in Grace history; it is four times greater than any past fundraising effort. The campaign encompasses a comprehensive plan to grow the college academically, structurally and financially. Specific campaign goals and projects were highlighted at the Thursday night gala. To view these details and to give to the Aspire Campaign, visit grace.edu/aspire or call (866) 448-3472.
Grace College & Seminary is an accredited, Christ-centered institution of higher education located in the historic lakeside town of Winona Lake, Ind. Affiliated with the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, Grace Theological Seminary was founded in 1937 and the College in 1948. Today Grace College offers more than 70 undergraduate degrees in both traditional four-year and accelerated three-year degree formats, on-campus and online graduate degrees, associate degrees and a bachelor's degree completion program. Grace Theological Seminary offers graduate and doctoral degree programs. For more information, visit grace.edu.
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