Trinity School for Ministry Raises $15.3 Million
AMBRIDGE, PA – January 6, 2016 – After Holy Communion today, the Very Rev. Dr. Justyn Terry, Dean and President of Trinity School for Ministry, announced that the school had received $15.3 million in pledges to the Reach for the Harvest Campaign. The two-year campaign, which had an initial goal of $14 million, came to an end on December 31, 2015.
“It is a great joy to see how God has provided for the Reach for the Harvest campaign through his people,” remarked Dean Terry. “I have had the joy of seeing so many friends of the school excited by what God is doing at Trinity School for Ministry. The comment I heard most was, ‘I just wish I could do more.’ What a privilege to serve such a wonderful God and to work with such generous supporters.”
“We are humbled by the gracious provision of the Lord and so blessed by the many friends of Trinity that have followed God’s leading to contribute to the Reach for the Harvest Campaign,” said Mr. Douglas Wicker, Chairman of Trinity’s Board of Trustees. “It is a wonderful confirmation that Trinity is on the right track as we continue serving the Lord Jesus and his Church.”
The money raised through the Reach for the Harvest campaign has already enabled the school to build up the funds available for scholarships, provide a firm foundation for the work of the Robert Webber Center and the Stanway Institute, purchase new equipment for use in media and publishing, and make campus improvements and repairs. Plans have been finalized for a new media center building and work should commence on this project in the near future.
In addition to the $15.3 million pledged to the campaign, the school has also identified $4 million in additional planned gifts during the campaign. And, at the same time as the campaign, a new hotel has been built adjacent to the seminary campus, funded largely by some of the same people who have given generously to the campaign. A full report on the impact of the campaign will be available in the spring.
The Reach for the Harvest campaign has been a wonderful opportunity to build relationships with our close friends and family, our students and alumni, pastors, churches, and dioceses around the country and the world. We hope to continue widening our circle of friends as Trinity continues to grow to be a global center for Christian formation.
Trinity School for Ministry is an evangelical seminary in the Anglican tradition. Begun in 1976, the seminary has trained nearly 1,200 graduates and many others who serve in ministries all over the world. As a global center for Christian formation, Trinity continues to produce outstanding leaders who can plant, renew, and grow churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ.