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In November, the In Trust Center for Theological Schools hosted a seminar on “Transformative Fundraising” for the leaders of six schools that are participating in a new Lilly Endowment initiative. Designed to build fundraising capacity in historic African American theological schools, the new initiative is a three-year program supporting the six schools through Resource Consulting, coaching, and special programs. The six include Hood Theological Seminary, Howard University School of Divinity, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Payne Theological Seminary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, and Shaw University Divinity School. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The “Transformative Fundraising” event bought together administrators, board members, and development staff for an exploration of the spirituality and practice of fundraising. To create the curriculum, the In Trust Center collaborated with a task force drawn from the six schools and selected consultants who understand the African American donor base and faith-based fundraising. The consultants who led the seminar are (front row, from left) William Enright of the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving, M. Gasby Brown of the Gasby Group, and Wesley Brown of Duke Divinity School. 

Regina Raiford Babcock

 

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