ALUMNI & FRIENDS
Alumni & Friends
Advancement: Giving Priorities and Opportunities
We have seen many changes at Warner University since we opened our doors and welcomed our very first students in 1968. We are so grateful for every individual that God has brought through our doors. Our alumni hold a special place in our history and our hearts.
We strive every day to provide a safe place where our students can learn about God, develop their passions, and form lifelong friendships in an environment that is beyond belief. God continues to bless our university and our alumni are a constant encouragement to our heart. Be sure to check out our blog for all our Alumni Spotlights and share your stories with us. We hope you will connect with us on social media as well.
Scholarships are vitally important to the educational success of college students today. This scenario is the same for the majority of Warner University students. Since more than 95% of WU students receive some form of financial aid from the University, scholarship funding is a key to offering a high-quality, Christian education.
Consider investing in our students through a gift to Warner’s Royal Fund for Excellence. Annually, Warner University gives back over $5.8MM in institutional scholarships for students in need. On average, this reduces the tuition burden for students by 40%, allowing more students to choose a Christ-centered education.
Warner University’s 2nd Annual “Apples of Gold” event to raise funds for scholarships for young ladies will be held October 26, 2018. Please click here for more information about last year’s inaugural event.
Through the establishment of endowed scholarships, Warner University is able to provide student financial support for academic award and financial need. An endowed scholarship can be established through a donation of $20,000. The fund can begin with any amount and as you give, it continues to grow. When the scholarship reaches $20,000 it qualifies as a named endowment. To learn more, see our Endowed Scholarship Policy.
Planned Giving: What Is Your Legacy?
You may create a gift of lasting significance to Warner University through bequests, gift annuities, stocks, real estate, insurance, charitable remainder trusts, wills, estates, and other types of gifts. These “planned gifts” make it possible for you to take care of yourself and your family, minimize your federal tax liability, and benefit the University in a lasting way. It is always wisest to consult your tax professional regarding any planned gift you wish to make.
To learn more about gifts to Warner University through wills and estates, charitable annuities, trusts, and life insurance, contact Andrea Thies, Vice President of Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-638-7611.
Support your Alma Mater by taking the Lion’s Share challenge. For as little as $10 per month, you can join other Royals in securing the future of Warner University. Of course we will be happy to accept larger gifts as well. Donations can be made through a one-time gift, but they can also be set up as automatic deductions from your checking/savings account or credit card if you prefer.
Alumni can also support WU through employer matching gifts, student recruitment, and internship and employment opportunities for present students or graduates. All of the options help the University continue to grow while increasing the value of the diploma you already hold.
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For more information, contact Director of Alumni Relations, Kareen Pickett, at email@example.com or 863-638-7248.
Clark Peacemaking Fund
The Peace and Conflict Transformation (PACT) group was named in honor of Dr. Robert and Fran Clark at Warner University. A fund—the Clark Peacemaking Fund—was established to support this peacemaking initiative. PACT is committed to linking with movements at sister Church of God institutions of higher learning in bringing together the “international network of followers of Jesus who take seriously His call to be peacemakers, and to work and pray for peace in hearts, homes, communities, nations and the world” (Church of God Peace Fellowship).
Bob & Frances Clark
This fund honors two individuals who are national treasures for the Church of God—Robert and Frances Clark. Two of their life passions are missions and peace. They are known and admired for pouring out their lives for the people of India and Pakistan. They became beloved members of the Warner University family when Dr. Robert Clark taught and shared his heart for missions. Mrs. Frances Clark’s board experience and keen insights were a great asset to the Missionary Board when she was elected to its governing body.
Bob is from an extended family of peacemakers. He and Fran are pioneer leaders of the Church of God Peace Fellowship, started in the 1930s by Dean Russell Olt and Dr. Adam Miller. During the 2007 General Assembly of the Church of God, the Clarks received the “Peacemakers of the Year” Award.
Eager to be supportive of the Clark Peacemaking Fund during 2007, the Peace Fellowship made an initial contribution of $1,000. A retired WU faculty member gave $2,000. Clark family and friends plan to make annual, sacrificial gifts.
Will you help honor Bob and Fran by sending a gift to the Clark Peacemaking Fund also? Click here and choose “Clark Peacemaking Fund” on the drop-down menu to designate where you would like this gift to be directed.
“A harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace.” – James 3:18
Capital Campaigns and Facility Development
Ed & Myrtle Lou Swindle Agriculture Complex
Alumni & Friends Brick Walkway
The Alumni & Friends Brick Walkway is a wonderful way to honor a family member or friend, commemorate a special event, or pay tribute to a loved one. Your name, year of graduation, or personal message will be engraved and placed alongside those of classmates, friends, and family in the walkway that begins at the Love Essence sculpture. Bricks may be purchased for $100 each, and will pave the way for future Royals for years to come.
Contact Director of Alumni Relations Kareen Pickett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-638-7248 or purchase a brick online here and choose “Alumni & Friends Brick Walkway” on the drop-down menu to designate where you would like to direct your gift.
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