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Funding a 21st Century Library

"At the heart of an academic institution committed to excellence is an outstanding library. In a real sense a school’s library is the nerve center for a student’s learning experience. Some are saying the day of the traditional campus library has passed. At Southeastern we strongly disagree. Committed to being technologically up-to-date and culturally relevant, we believe a first-class library is absolutely essential for a quality education."

Dr. Danny Akin, President

 
How to Reach Us

Office of Institutional Advancement
P.O. Box 1889
Wake Forest, NC 27588
(919) 761-2202
(866) 917-3287

George Harvey
Director of Planned Giving and General Counsel
gharvey@sebts.edu
(919) 761-2203

Daniel Palmer
Director of Development
dpalmer@sebts.edu
(919) 761-2352

Jonathan Six
Director of Alumni Development
& Denominational Relations
jsix@sebts.edu
(919) 761-2349

Cristie Dowda
Grant Coordinator
cdowda@sebts.edu
(919) 761-2353

 
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Students: Of the more than 2,500 students who take classes at Southeastern, many are married with one or more children. Each semester, these men and women respond to God’s call as they pack up their families and say good-bye to relatives and well-paying jobs. Responding in faith, they arrive on campus with no earthly idea how they will survive. Late nights, early mornings, tough classes and two or more low-wage jobs are not unusual. Your support helps these students as they follow Christ and prepare for His call on their lives. When you give to the Southeastern Fund or an endowed scholarship, you stand with these students.

Faculty: The two most misunderstood professions in all the world may very well be that of professor and pastor. Pastors only work on Sundays, right? Professors only work twelve hours each week and have the summers off, right? Well, not exactly. At Southeastern, our faculty does much more than teach three or more courses each semester. They are also writing groundbreaking books and articles, developing new courses, leading academic programs, mentoring students, planning mission trips, working in community churches and raising families for the glory of God. When you give to the Southeastern Fund or create an endowment to support our faculty and academic programs, you help us hire and retain some of the most brilliant and Christ-honoring scholars of our day.

Facilities: With a growing student, faculty, and staff population and some buildings more than a century old, we welcome gifts to construct new facilities and modernize existing ones. Opportunities for continued campus improvement are abundant. A gift to renovate the library would help equip students who must excel in today's fast-paced, technology-driven world. Renovations would include reliable wireless connectivity throughout, ample electrical outlets for laptop computers, and a much-improved HVAC system to keep the library comfortable during the winter and summer months. Replacement of the plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems is mandatory as they have not been upgraded since 1956.

Imagine this scenario. As a student reads an online journal article on Christ's deity and humanity, he discovers Why God Man? written by Anselm in the 11th c. AD. The student walks to the reference section and picks up a copy of Anselm's work. He returns to his laptop where he works on his research paper, e-mails a first-draft to a friend for his comments, and sends a Facebook message to his youth group announcing a discussion of Jesus' deity and humanity on Wednesday night. An inviting, and technologically-current library means our students may serve Christ and learn His way of life with even greater freedom, leveraging the very best of yesterday and today. 

For a summary of various ways to support Southeastern, please check out our Guide to Giving and the Donor's Guide to Endowments, or request printed copies by contacting us at (919) 761-2202 or dpalmer@sebts.edu.

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  • Wake Forest, NC 27588
  • Phone: (919) 761 - 2100
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