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 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.
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.
CRCDS: Faith. Critically engaged, the bi-annual Bulletin of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, is now available online.
Articles include highlights from the Spring Lecture Series, including Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright Jr.'s lecture, a BMTS profile and a piece describing the generous $1M gift to CRCDS.
Click the link below to read the Bulletin online. http://issuu.com/crcds/docs/2030crcdsspringsummerbulletin2014fo
To receive a printed copy of the Bulletin, or to share your comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As many of you know, Dr. McMickle traveled to Virginia Beach in early June with his wife, Peggy. During his trip, Dr. McMickle experienced health issues related to a respiratory infection and spent a little over two weeks in the hospital while recovering. Dr. McMickle received excellent medical care and has since returned home to Montgomery House feeling very much improved and thankful for the return of his health.
Dr. McMickle and Mrs. McMickle sincerely thank everyone for their support, messages of encouragement, jokes and especially the heartfelt prayers extended to them both during his hospitalization. They are glad to be home in Rochester and look forward to spending a low-key Fourth of July followed by a few weeks of rest and recovery.
True to form, however, Dr. McMickle is back to doing one of the things he loves best: writing. As a regular contributor to the Democrat and Chronicle's Unite Rochester blog, he authored a post almost immediately upon his return to Rochester. You can view the post here: http://www.blogs.democratandchronicle.com/unite/2014/06/30/uniting-humanity-is-a-constant-challenge/
Dr. McMickle was also interviewed by WXXI radio for today's broadcast regarding the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. We will post that link to our website as soon as it becomes available.
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of CRCDS Life Trustee Rev. Archie D. LeMone (Crozer Theological Seminary '65). A man of many gifts and talents, Rev. LeMone was a dedicated pastor, teacher, husband, father and servant. Rev. LeMone made his home in Silver Spring, MD and spent much of his career working in the Washington D. C. area. As some of you are aware, Rev. LeMone had been dealing with some health issues over the last few months and was unable to travel to attend our May Board meeting.
He served as the Associate Director for Public Policy in the Washington Office of the National Council of Churches and was the former Executive Director of the Home Mission Board of the Progressive National Baptist Convention. He served on several committees including the Washington Office on Africa, the National Council of Churches’ General Board, and was a staff member with the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland, where he lived and served for 15 years.
Rev. LeMone was a guest instructor at several Caribbean universities. He also taught public high school and was a consultant with the Alexander Institute, an educational and psychological organization in Washington D.C. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in history from Morgan State University and his Masters of Divinity from Crozer Theological Seminary.
Rev. LeMone was elected to the CRCDS Board of Trustees in 1999, served as Crozer Board Chair and elected as a Life Trustee in March 2011.
As we keep ‘Archie’ and his family in our prayers, if you wish to send a note of condolence to the family or attend the service, please note:
Services will be held on Saturday, July 19
Fraternal Service @ 10:30 a.m.
Memorial Service @ 11:00 a.m.
Location of services:Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 623 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Eulogist: Wm. J. Shaw
Mrs. LeMone’s home address is: 3840 Tremayne Terrace, Silver Spring, MD 20906