Southeastern donors end year with record giving
January 19, 2017
December was a record-breaking month of giving for Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. As part of a “December to Remember” initiative, a group of leading donors agreed to match, dollar-for-dollar, every gift donated in the month of December to the Southeastern Fund up to a total of $225,000. Southeastern’s donors stepped up to the challenge and raised a total of $515,000 for the Southeastern Fund.
“I am overwhelmed by the generosity and support of our donors towards the December to Remember initiative,” said Southeastern President Danny Akin. “How I praise our God for moving in such a wonderful way in the hearts of His people. These monies will have an immediate impact on Southeastern’s equipping and sending efforts.”
The December to Remember initiative offered donors unique ways to give: $25 helped to send training resources to international missionaries, $50 provided a hardcover book in the library, $75 placed a desk in a classroom, $400 trained an international church leader through a class, and $2,800 trained an international church leader through an entire program. A total of 377 donors contributed to this special campaign.
“We can do more because God’s people gave more,” Akin said. “The continual support of our alumni and friends enable us to carry out our God-called task of equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission.”
The Southeastern Fund is the annual fund that provides an opportunity to support the ongoing operational needs at Southeastern. It is the primary way for donors to impact every aspect of Southeastern’s mission through financial support. In 2015, gifts to the fund offset tuition by $675 per full-time student. Southeastern hopes this initiative will have an even greater impact on the tuition burden for every student in 2016.
Currently Southeastern has graduates serving in some of the most unreached cities in North America and in over 41 countries around the world. Because of ongoing support from donors through the Southeastern Fund, the seminary continues to equip students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission.
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