NOTE: A TIME CHANGE for our Walkathon

The time has changed for our 4th Annual Walkathon, being held on Tuesday, September 16th. The walk will begin at 4:00 pm instead of 6:00 pm this year. Registration begins at 3:30 pm and a welcome to all of our walkers and community partners is at 3:40 pm.

The event is free and open to the public. Sponsorship opportunities are available. To sponsor a walker, or to make a contribution to help us prepare tomorrow's leaders today, call (585) 340-9647. Registration forms will be available by mail, e-mail and on our website at  http://www.crcds.edu.

We look forward to seeing you on the 16th!

Deposits due soon for Iona Community trip to Scotland, June 24-July 5, 2015

ScotlandFor those who would like to join pilgrims from all over the world for a week of living in community in a restored 12th Century Abbey — we are finalizing our trip! New information from the Abbey just came in, and if you are planning to join this wonderful group, we need your non-refundable deposit of $750 no later than Friday, October 3rd.  Please make your check out to CRCDS and note "LLL IONA" on the check memo.

This amazing week at IONA Community is more than just a time of experiencing  life in community. It is more than checking off something on one’s life list. It is an invitation to be transformed and to live in ways that are transformative. To live seeking right relationship with self, the other, the divine and all that is, claiming life as worship and worship as life, and sojourning as one who honors the past so as to learn from it, and thereby be about right and just living in the present.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Sauvé at
ssauve@crcds.edu.

A program of CRCDS Academic Life &
the Gene Bennett Program for Life Long learning 

Additional Information and Required Forms

2015 IONA Information
Booking Form
International Travel Application Form
International Travel Medical Form
Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk Form

Fund for CRCDS surpasses its goal!

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School is delighted to announce the 2013-14 Fund for CRCDS exceeded its goal of $348,000, raising a total of $368,375 for CRCDS!  The fund surpassed last year's annual fund by over $35k, a 10.5% increase!  This is the largest amount the school has raised since the 2006-07 fiscal year and is the third year in a row the fund has exceeded its goal.

In a show of unwavering support for CRCDS and its mission, 100% of the governing Trustees, staff and faculty contributed to the Fund for CRCDS, making this the third year in a row this mark was achieved.

The alumni and alumnae enthusiastically responded to the school's recent participation initiative, raising the alumni/ae participation rate for the annual fund from 16% in 2012-13 to 21% in 2013-14!   We are grateful for this level of commitment and are looking forward to building on this success in the coming year.

CRCDS is also pleased to report the school raised a total of $1,615,000 in philanthropic gifts during 2013-14.  This amount represents all financial gifts received by the school during the fiscal year including unrestricted gifts to the annual fund and restricted scholarship, endowment and estate gifts.  We are looking forward to sharing this success with our accrediting body, the Association for Theological Schools, during their fall accreditation visit.  Thank you for helping us present them with such positive news about the support for CRCDS!

Our sincere thanks to all of you who made the 2013-14 Fund for CRCDS and the entire 2013-14 fiscal year a great success.  Your generosity and prayerful support makes the CRCDS mission of preparing pastoral, prophetic and learned leaders possible.  On behalf of all our students and all of us who work diligently to ensure the success of the CRCDS mission, thank you.  Please know how grateful we are for each and every one of you and for all the ways you help promote and sustain CRCDS and its vital mission.

CRCDS Alumnus to be ordained

We are proud to announce the ordination of Arthur "Nick" W. Smith, CRCDS '13. Nick will be ordained by The Right Reverend Gladstone B. Adams III, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Trinity Church in Fayatteville, NY.

The CRCDS community congratulates Nick as he begins a new chapter in his spiritual journey.

CRCDS Trustee Emerson Fullwood honored for civil rights work

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CRCDS Trustee Emerson U. Fullwood was recently honored by the Countywide CDC Committee on the Humanities and the Arts in Wilmington, North Carolina for his work in promoting civil rights.

Fullwood, a retired Xerox executive, was one of the first African-American students to integrate North Carolina State University in Raleigh.  His successful corporate career helped pave the way for many African-Americans who followed him.

An article on Mr. Fullwood's award appeared in the July 11th edition of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.  A link to the article is below.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2014/07/09/retired-xerox-exec-honored-civil-rights-work/12413395/

Please join all of us in the Colgate Rochester Crozer community as we extend our congratulations and appreciation to Mr. Fullwood for his dedication to civil rights and his continued service to the school.