New fundraising goal announced
With much joy, gratitude and all glory to God, donors contributed more than $204 million to the Generations Campaign for Concordia Seminary, St. Louis between July 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2017. The amount raised surpassed the campaign’s $180 million by more than $24 million.
The campaign was celebrated during a gala held Dec. 2, 2017, in Koburg Hall, attended by about 75 alumni, donors, faculty, students and other supporters of the Seminary.
“The only God-pleasing way for us to move forward is to have total faith, total trust and total confidence that the Lord will move us forward,” Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer said during the gala. “All of this is testimony to the fact that the Spirit of God is present anywhere the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is told. There has never been a greater imperative for you and for me and for this Seminary to be the mission of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
As the Seminary celebrates the campaign’s overwhelming success, the need to further sharpen our focus on the vision for His glory “throughout all generations” remains at the forefront. With that in mind, the Seminary began Generations 20/20 Jan. 1, 2018, an extension of the Generations Campaign. Generations 20/20 aims to raise $66 million for endowment, annual operations and areas of greatest needs between Jan. 1, 2018, and throughout 2020.
To learn more about Generations 20/20 or to make a gift, contact us at 800-822-5287 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“This GENERATIONS Campaign is designed to help Concordia Seminary meet those challenges. God help us through this campaign to provide coming generations ‘with confidence and cheerful courage’ in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ!”
Concordia Seminary’s motto, “Light from Above,” grows even more meaningful as a $6 million renovation to the campus library gets underway this spring. The exciting transformation will bring both new light and new life into the learning center.
“As Lutheran Christians, we have benefited mightily over the years from many faithful and effective pastors, most of whom graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. Their theological understanding, clear proclamation of the Gospel and evangelical zeal to reach the hurt and lost have served as an inspiration to us and make us eager to help the Seminary form more pastors like them.
“We are committed to carrying forward these values and priorities as chairs of this campaign, and urge you and your congregation to join us in the cause.”
Craig and Jane Olson